mercoledì 8 aprile 2015

Japanese Tools

Gli utensili che usano i giapponesi per la lavorazione del legno, la descrizione è in inglese:

Tool Names and Use
1) Aoto medium natural stone.
2) 30 mm Hon Tataki Nomi - A striking chisel intended for carpentry work.
3) 70 mm Kanna-ba - plane blade.
4) nihonsao-sujikebiki* - marking gauge with two rods. 
5) Yokote Kogatana - handled knife used for general carving and cutting. 
6) Two 60 mm Kanna-ba of the same make. 
7) 60 mm Kanna-ba with the same name as the previous two but with differing placement of maker's marks. 8) 65 mm Kanna-ba. 
9) The Dai for a Sotomaru Kanna - a plane for concave molded surfaces. 
10) The dai for an Uchimaru Kanna - a plane for convex surfaces such as railings. 
11) 20 mm Shakuri Kanna - plow plane typically used for making the grooved tracks for shoji and other sliding panels. 
12) 25 mm Wakitori Kanna-dai - plane for shaving the sides of grooves. 
13) Wakitori Kanna-ba - blades for the Wakitori Kanna.
14) 15 mm Shakuri Kanna.
15) 60 mm Hira Kanna - plane with a blade of the same make as the two above.
16) 65 mm Hira Kanna.
17) Bouzu-men Kakushu Mentori Kanna* - quarter round chamfering plane.
18) 9 mm Inro Mentori Kanna - this is the male half of a set of planes for making interlocking tongue and grooves, usually between windowsills or doorsills and shutters or storm doors.

Questa terminologia e descrizione
The above terminology and descriptions are largely based on the following two sources. The names for Japanese woodworking tools sometimes vary by region. Where the names differ I have marked them with and defaulted to the Takenaka Museum terminology.

Take Naka Museum website -

Toshio Odate's Japanese Woodworking Tools,
available at

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