Intro to Kanna and Japanese planes (July 26 & 28)
Build your Kanna by hand. A fundamental tool for any craftsperson’s toolbox, the
Japanese hand plane is not only visually beautiful, but incredibly versatile for both
shaping and finishing wood. This intermediate level course will guide you through creating your own wooden-body plane, whose elegant design has remained unchanged for nearly two thousand years.
Over two days, you will go from selecting your own traditionally hand-forged Japanese steel blade, and your own locally sourced hardwood materials to full knowledge of how to use and maintain your ready-to-take-home precision woodworking tool.
The cost for the course includes a 48mm imported Japanese plane blade and premium quality handcrafted wooden blank.
Some prior hand tool experience is an asset, but not required for participation in this course.
It is recommended each student provide their own:
- 32mm chisel (1-1/4")
- 1/8" chisel
- Combination square with protractor (or equivalent)
- Pencil or marking knife
- Small file
If you would like the shop to purchase these tools on your behalf, please choose the "I need tools" option when registering.
Thursday July 26th 6:00 - 9:30pm and Saturday July 28th 9:00am - 5:00pm
*Courses are non-refundable and not transferable to another date. Please ensure they work with your schedule.