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Kama Kehiki - Double blade marking gauge - Koitoya Woodworking Class 2024

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Kama Kehiki - Japanese marking gauge with double blade

This is a 1-day course


6 April, Saturday, 2024


 Japanese tool making class

 Making a Kama Kehiki, Japanese marking gauge.

Kinshiro style marking gauge

Kinshiro used to be the best marking gauge black smith in Japan, but he has passed away in 2013. Now it is impossible to purchase his quality tools.

In this class, using my Kinshiro marking gauge as samples, we will try to make our own quality marking gauge.

Quality of this tool is in its preparation of blades, and quality in the joinery.

Once you get the important elements right, and apply to your own making, you will gain the most comfortable marking gauge, which you will never be able to purchase.

You will gain the following from signing up

    1. Top quality Kinshiro style Japanese marking gauge.
    2. Supplied timber: River Oak (Casuarina cunninghamiana), Choice of Bocote or Red Ironbark 
    3. Supplied blade from Inoue Hamono
    4. Supplied brass screw fixing set
    5. Forever comfortability in marking your joinery!


    6 April, Saturday


    9:00-12:00 | 13:00-16:00

    * Please be flexible for your schedule after the class. Sometimes your project requires extra time to finish.


    Day 1

    AM: Overview of Project, marking, chisel work, groove cutting.
    PM:  Setting brass fixing, final adjustment.


    Clare Solomon (KOITOYA Design/Make/Teach)

    Koitoya full time furniture maker. 

    Graduated from ANU School of Art, Furniture. Clare has been active artist exhibiting their own work.

    Clare has been working fulltime with Hiroshi since 2016.

    Clare has returned from Japan trip in 2023, where they stayed at Japanese woodworkers for further training.



    Class size

    Maximum 12


    Koitoya Design/Make/Teach (Fyshwick, ACT)

    New address

    4/18 Maryborough Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609


    Please park your car in the public parking area along Maryborough Street (Free), opposite from Burning Log.

    We have two parking spots officially. Please contact me for the spot if you need to walk less for your health condition.

    Way to the workshop

    18 Maryborough Street is a battle-axe block, located inside of the block, so you will be walking through the driveway that leads to the block from Maryborough Street.

    The driveway has 2 accesses, one next to Burning Log, and one next to Sunrise Church.

    Unit 4 is a blue painted building on the right-hand side of the block.

    Things to bring

    Please wear working shoes.

    Bring your own water bottle and lunch.

    Things to be supplied

    Tea and coffee, snacks, filtered water

    Refund Policy

    Personal cancelation

    Refunds up to 14 days before event

    Humanitix fee is nonrefundable.

    for more information, please contact Hiroshi

    koitoya@gmail.com / 0412340619

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