Before the invention of the plane, Yari Kanna ( Japanese Spear Shaped Plane) were used to finish off rough cuts made with axes, adzes, and broadaxes. The use of Yari Kannas on the columns of Horyuji Temple is well known.
The body is tilted at a 60-degree angle, power is applied to the abdomen and pull. The cut will look like it was cut with a spoon, and the result will be an original pattern that evokes warmth and warmth. The better you get at using it, the cleaner the planer shavings will become, with long rolls. Adjust the blade and give it a try! You can learn how to use a Yari Kanna (explained in Japanese & English) in a free video. ⇒https://youtu.be/ppDIOpXwdEo
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