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Amazing Japanese Woodworking Parquetry Video

5 days ago by WoodAndShop | 6 comments »

A friend recently sent this amazing video to me, which blew my mind. This Japanese hand tool woodworker, Noboru Honma, uses traditional woodworking hand tools to create paper-thin end grain shavings with decorative parquet shapes. I hope you enjoy! CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO JOSHUA’S FUTURE ARTICLES & VIDEOS!

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Katanakake (Japanese sword stand) #4: Fixing stupid mistakes, but it's finally taking shape.

702 days ago by BTimmons | 2 comments »

The shims I glued to my tenons are ready to be pared back. Seems like the mortises were just a little less than square with each other, which caused the twist when connecting the two of them with the center piece. So this session involved a lot of me hunching over the bench paring away paper thin shavings. Testing my fit. The top of the tenon cheek is good, but the rest of it is still a little too fat. Shaving just a bit off, and then it fits nice and snug. I also dete...

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Katanakake (Japanese sword stand) #3: Tweaking the fit, first coat of oil finish

704 days ago by BTimmons | 1 comment »

Last time I didn’t have all four bottom surfaces sitting flat. Turns out this was due to the center piece being fitted with a slight twist because one mortise had been carved out with a slight twist. So, by the time the mortise was straightened out somewhat with a chisel, the tenons didn’t quite fit as snug as they should. So on both tenons of the center piece, I glued some thin mahogany strips to shim up the tenons to tighten the fit. These will likely end up being pared or f...

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Katanakake (Japanese sword stand) #2: More bandsaw shaping, some drilling, and lots of sanding

705 days ago by BTimmons | 0 comments »

In case you missed it, here is Part 1 in this series. First thing I did was employ my new-to-me drill press to establish an inner curve for the vaulted feet. Placing the center brad of a Forstner bit ensures that an even radius is cut into both sides, which were held together with blue tape. Not an ideal clamping solution, but it’s adequate for this. Always use a backer board to avoid blowout! I had a bit of tearout around the mortise here, but the rack will obscure the flaw af...

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Katanakake (Japanese sword stand) #1: Rough shaping - Mortises, tenons, bandsaw profiles

706 days ago by BTimmons | 5 comments »

A katanakake is an elegant way to display Japanese swords. Like much of the aesthetic that descends from feudal-era Japan, it can be purely functional or highly decorative, but form always follows function. The Edo period of Japan saw the creation of countless beautiful artworks in every possible medium, be it woodworking, architecture, sword making, painting, etc. So how did I stumble upon this specialized niche, anyway? A few years ago I started practicing Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido...

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WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #18: "Birthed Color"

2275 days ago by frank | 5 comments »

Birthed Color ....crocus wood ashes,released color births image,i am paused for now…. Thank you.GODSPEED,FrankRusticWoodArt rusticwoodman@gmail.comhttp://frank.wordpress.com/ —”....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”

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WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #16: "A WoodWorker's Tale"

2296 days ago by frank | 5 comments »

A WoodWorker’s Tale ....with a heart for wood, i came—i saw—i sculptured, who i am makes sense….—by flp Thank you.GODSPEED,FrankRusticWoodArt rusticwoodman@gmail.comhttp://frank.wordpress.com/ —”....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”

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WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #15: "My Puszcza of a WoodTable"

2303 days ago by frank | 11 comments »

My Puszcza of a WoodTable ....rustically flared, bucolically conceived, asian inspiration….—by flp —————————————————————————————————————————————————————̵...

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WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #14: "Enhancing the Atmosphere of My Milieu"

2310 days ago by frank | 4 comments »

Enhancing the Atmosphere of My Milieu ....ebullient epiphany, spirit of wood laughs at i, emancipated soul….—by flp ”....releasing the spirit of the wood to fulfill its own unique character....” —————————————————————————————————————̵...

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WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #13: "Vernal Infusion"

2317 days ago by frank | 7 comments »

Vernal Infusion ....eastern bluebird,white snow bonnet covers wood,winter seeks spring….—by flp Thank you.GODSPEED,FrankRusticWoodArt rusticwoodman@gmail.comhttp://frank.wordpress.com/ —”....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”

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