Finish Plane


A well tuned Japanese plane can produce gauze thin shavings. The highest quality for finishing will leave your wood surface silky smooth. This requires skill and knowledge. This is class is about achieving the glassy smooth finish possible with Japanese finishing planes!  During the weekend you will start with a new 60mm Japanese smoothing plane. This is a versatile size plane (kanna) and is well suited for those new to finishing work with Japanese planes. You’ll tune and sharpen the blade, fit it to a Japanese white oak block, and start making shavings.

Yann will cover sharpening, tapping out a blade, correcting blade shape and bevel angle, and fitting the blade to the block. Of the three main Japanese tools – plane, saw, and chisel, the Japanese kanna is the most difficult to gain a working knowledge. With Yann’s guidance and a dedicated weekend of work, you’ll receive the basics of Japanese plane usage and a great foundation of skills.

Advanced classes will require experience planing parts. This course a great way to acquire those skills and a good quality plane to advance your hand tool woodworking, regardless of if you choose to adopt the range of Japanese hand tools.

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Students will need a new Japanese 60mm smoothing plane; a quality tool of this type usually sells for $200-500.

A list of useful tools for the class will be provided to interested students.

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


$310 for instruction

# of Students

4-6 maximum

Time & Location

Mokuchi Studio – Port Jervis
9am – 6pm