|Project by SPalm||posted 1885 days ago||3669 views||13 times favorited||15 comments|
It has been one year since I joined LJs. Boy has it grown! This is one fantastic site and both Martin and the Jocks should be congratulated on its success. Thank you all for letting me become a part of it.
The pictures are of a Hawk Claw joint box that I made. I have wanted to try it for years. It was made famous by Kintaro Yazawa. I don’t even come close to the master’s work, but it was kind of fun. The trick is to make mortise and tenon joints with a long tenon and a short mortise. Then make a cut through the bottom of the mortise and carve a matching design on top of the tenon and so that the design pokes through the cutout.
Mine is made out of white oak. I used my fancy router thingy to do the tenons and scroll-sawed out the bottom of the mortises. This was followed by lots of filing and test fitting. Not an easy job as it was difficult to determine how to get each joint to fit. I went through a few fits and starts. I plan to try again and improve the way it looks and flows. Kind’a cool though.
-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon