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kanna *PIC*
Posted By eliot feldman
Date Thursday, 3 February 2022, at 12:18 p.m.

eliot feldman

Does anyone read Japanese on this site? About 10 years ago I made a kanna from scratch -- the larger one in the photo. It works beautifully. I also bought one from someone (whom I can't remember) on this site. He told me it was made by a master and would sell it to me well below what it would usually be worth because it had a twist in it. So he was honest about it and, his being from this site, I trusted him to not cheat me (too much!) because it still wasn't all that cheap. Anyway, it's been this long since I really started to work on it, and I just finished. It came in the box shown in the photo. I am interested in what it says on the box. It did indeed have a significant twist, which I planned out and then sanded flat on 120 grit sandpaper glued to a length of plate glass. I sharpened the blade, but it wouldn't go all the way in properly. So I spent a fair amount of time removing tinny bits of wood from the bed using the end of a file onto which I brought up a burr -- sort of the way you do on a card scrapper. You have to use carbon marking to see just where to scrape away material. It now works about the same as the one I made. I was hopping that it would be even better -- because it's supposed to have been made by a master. Any thoughts about what I might try next with it, especially based on any clues based on what it says on the box?


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  • kanna *PIC* -- eliot feldman -- Thursday, 3 February 2022, at 12:18 p.m.

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