Tokonaga

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About Tokonaga

  • Birthday 02/23/1943

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Anchorage , Alaska
  • Woodworking Interests
    Japanese furniture joinery and hand tools (Kansas,, saws, chisels, and various other tools)
  1. I've never bought or used western plane. I'm from Hawaii where we have a large Japanese population. My teacher was of this population. It's unusual for one to step out of this community to teach a white guy. When I asked why he did this his reply was thatno matter what I teach you you'll never be as good as me. I use Kanas (Japanese planes). They have a longer in feed are pulled instead of pushed that give excellent control. The blades are excellent and keep an edge for a long time. Ever wonder why Japanese don't use sandpaper? The kana is the reason. There are quite a few videos on line
  2. Looking good. The main focus is on the wood. Nice design to uphold that Walter