Japanese Plane Making

Make your own Japanese Kanna! The Kanna, or Japanese plane, is a cornerstone of Japanese woodworking. Skilled use of a precisely set Kanna enables woodworkers to create the distinct and elegant glass-smooth surface that is a signature characteristic Japanese woodworking. Each participant will make their own Dai (plane body). During the class participants learn about the different bedding angles for the Kanna blade, the optimal wood grain orientation for the Dai and how to set up your plane with and without a chip breaker.

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Sharpening with Japanese Waterstones Introduction or some sharpening experience and one previous joinery class with Mokuchi or some chiseling experience.



  • Plane components
  • Japanese plane iron from 48mm to 60mm
  • Matching Dai blank
  • European Beech, Japanese white oak or with the wood of your choice
  • Chip breaker
  • Dai pin
  • 3mm (1/8”) bench chisel
  • 12mm (1/2”) or 15mm (5/8”) or 18mm(3/4”) bench chisel
  • 24mm (1”) paring or bench chisel
  • Sharpening stone (minimum 1000 and 6000 grit)
  • Osahiki or flush cutting saw
  • Square
  • Hammer
  • Pencil and eraser


  • Block plane
  • Scraper plane

Contact Mokuchi to purchase tools. As a Japanese tool retailer Mokuchi provides guidance on selecting tools and a student discount.

Additional tools or dai components can be purchased from Mokuchi during class.

# of Students

5 maximum

Time & Location

Mokuchi Studio – Port Jervis
9am – 6pm (both days)