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The Japanese carpenter planes not at a bench but on a beam, these beams are portable and we had several set up on the tea house work site, the beams were all sloping slightly downhill and as we worked we pulled the planes down the slope.
The obvious big difference between Japanese planes from European is that you pull rather than push them but there are other differences too. The Japanese tea house we built had a lot of planed timbers where the the European timber frame was predominantly finished with broad axes.
Planes come in many shapes and sizes, I used a set of three for planing the grooves in the main structural timbers into which the main panels of the tea house were housed.
I did love the Japanese planes and the surface finish they produced but decent ones start at ?300 each. In this site where you can know about wood,how to style projects, the particular images, designs, designs, elements list and guides on how to put create them & many more service about wood. Rahel also carved across the front of the building; a European plane one side, a Japanese plane the other and the inscription Schoen ist wenn altes bleibt wo neues entsteht. Here is a video of the Japanese Tea house being put together, probably filmed over a period of around 4-5 hours.
It has an open area at the front with a hearth and kettle (the Japanese blacksmith made the hook for this and it is very beautiful), and a raised area at the back with tatami mats which were also made on-site and I will post more about them in the future.


The side panels had been made in advance; hand sawn planks nailed to cross-laths using beautiful nails made by the Japanese blacksmith, and they were slotted into rebates cut into the uprights as the main body of the tea house was put together. Yesterday we raised both buildings; firstly the Japanese tea house, then the European Pavilion. Both the Japanese and the European teams started to construct various parts of their buildings today.
Kesurokai unites European and Japanese master craftsmen, increasing cultural understanding by living and working together, sharing skills, food & conversation. When well set up and sharpened by an expert they glide through wood with little resistence and leave a surface finish second to none. The blades are set at lower angles than typical European style planes, around 37-8 degrees rather than 45, this makes the European plane easier to use but the lower angle of the Japanese plane when correctly set up gives a far superior glass like finish. I liked these simple supports for planing long timbers, the rough timber was marked with a snap line, rough shaped with the axe then planed. We also visited a chairmaker who used a range of small curved planes to smooth chair seats.
I did learn a lot about how to set a wooden plane up well though and will be revisiting my old wooden planes collected over the years at car boot fairs.


I have some dry old oak that has been in store for many years, I imagine making a plane block is best done in stages to allow the stress out of the block and to get it really stable. The Japanese carpenters are very precise and each part actually went together and was taken apart again several times until they were satisfied with the fit.
There is tracking for sliding doors front and back and I guess these will be added later along with the roof, which I think will be made of wooden shingles. The thing that impressed me most about planing wood on the kesorokai tea house project however was the way the worksite was organised on a sloping site so that gravity helped the work. Each competitor planes shavings which have to be complete single shavings the full width and length of the piece. I spent one afternoon hand planing solidly for 4 hours, it was surprising how much work could be achieved and we were soon knee deep in shavings. The Japanese deal with the latter issue by having incredibly fast cutting waterstones, more on those later.



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