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Project by Junji posted 1514 days ago 2440 views 9 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The exhibition is coming up to the next week, and this will be the last big project for me for the exhibition.
(I wanted to try one more, but there is not much space there for me, besides, I can’t walk right now because of my Achilles’ tendon rupture of last Sunday, oh no my left foot!!!)

Anyway, this is really a small desk/table, which I made out of one piece of a chestnut board. Except for the beam which is pine. It had so much of bug holes, so I used the most OK part for the desk top, and bad part for legs and and other parts.

There were still many bug hole on the desk top, so I covered them with geometrical pattern inlay, which I think it came out well.

Ari-san, a long, narrow dovetail tenon and mortise, for top and legs to prevent the top to curve i long time use. There is no glue used except for the inlays, I just used some screws for the upper and bottom part of the legs, so I can still take all apart.

The size is about D 32-34, W 92, H 72 (cm), D 12.5-13.4, W 36.2, H 28.3 (inches).

Thanks for stopping by!

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さてさて、お恥ずかしい/痛々しい話はさておきまして、今回のグループ展に出品する最後の大物。といっても小さいデスクなのですが。。。

「栗の小さいデスク」です。

小さいながらも重厚な天板がなかなか迫力ありますで。ちょっとした幾何学模様のインレイも入っております。
天板と脚は「吸い付き蟻桟」で組み立ててありまして、これは天板の反りを防止するという作用もございます。

最後の写真、ノートブックとイスとの写真で見ていただければだいたい雰囲気はわかるかと思いますが、けっこうスリムなんですよ。
D 32-34, W 92, H 72 (cm)

先日のニオイの記事で書きましたが、クリは加工していると何ともいえない「クリの匂い」がするのです。しかし、残念ながら、この状態では加工している時ほどの強烈な匂いはありません。。。
貫(ぬき・脚の真ん中を貫いている棒)だけパインですが、それ以外のパーツはすべて、一枚のクリの板から出来ております。きゃ〜、クリって聞いただけで贅沢!って思ってしまいます。

グループ展の当日、このデスクを含めて自分ではまったく搬入/搬出が出来ないというのがかなり悲しいのではありますが。(詳しくはこの前の記事を参照)

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/





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daltxguy

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#1 posted 1514 days ago

It’s classic Junji-style and I like it. You made the best use of the chestnut.

This Ari-san, can you describe that some more? Since it is hiidden, it is difficult to imagine exactlly what it looks like and how it works.

Thanks Junji. Sorry to hear about the achilles – it sounds painful. I hope it doesn’t keep you from the exhibition. Good luck!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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Junji

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#2 posted 1514 days ago

Steve,

Thank you for your comment.

About Ari-san.
You can check out these sites.

http://www.chokoku.com/earth/english/process.html

This one is in Japanese but you can see what that is by the photos.
http://www.kishinan.co.jp/order/seisaku.html

Or by automatic translation.
http://translate.google.co.jp/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=ja&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kishinan.co.jp%2Forder%2Fseisaku.html&sl=ja&tl=en

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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tedpower

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#3 posted 1514 days ago

very cool. i really like those seemingly random inlays, and those rods as supports i guess? they look sweet.

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daltxguy

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#4 posted 1514 days ago

Thank you Junji. I understand now. The pictures say it very well. The google translated page said this and I think it sums up the translation :)

“FILLED WITH ANCIENT WISDOM TRADITIONS TECHNIQUE, BUT THERE ARE MANY MORE, AND NONE OF IT MAKES SENSE”

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 1514 days ago

Cool design and nice work. Get well soon.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 1514 days ago

Cool design and nice work. Get well soon.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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patron

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#7 posted 1514 days ago

get well , junji .
sorry i can’t see the work ,
my computer wont show some pictures ,
needs help . good luck at the show .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Houtje

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#8 posted 1514 days ago

Junji,
You make such a nice things…...
Great looking table. I love your work

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Arnold

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#9 posted 1514 days ago

Junji, where do you get you lumber for your projects?

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swirt

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#10 posted 1514 days ago

Fantastic design. I like the look and appreciate the explanation of the sliding dovetail (Ari-san). Did you create the ari-san with a router, or hand tools?

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Junji

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#11 posted 1514 days ago

tedpower,
yes, they are support legs, I guess they are OK without these rods, but looks much safer with them.

Ken and David,
Thank you for your kind words.

David,
I don’t know what is happening… Seems like other people can see the photos. If you go to my Japanese blog, I hope you can see from this link.
http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/blog-entry-443.html

Houtje,
I love your work too! Ah, we love each other?

Arnold,
Unfortunately, there are not many lumber shop around, so I usually look for them at yahoo auction, just like ebay there. And I got this lumber only for 2000 yen! (about $20) plus shipping 2000 yen!

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 1514 days ago

wonderful work

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Junji

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#13 posted 1514 days ago

swirt,
Ari-san by hand tool!!! Ah I wish I could, but I am not that patient and I am not that good… I used router for both tenons and mortises.
When you make mortise, it has to be tapered 1-2mm per 1000mm, so the sliding piece can go easily set about 2/3 of the table top by hand, and rest will be tight enough pushed by clamp or hammer. I used this process about for 4-5 times, and every one of them works well so far.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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bigbuddha

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#14 posted 1514 days ago

That is beautiful Junji!! Good luck with the show and hoping for speedy recovery on the foot!

-- helen

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sharad

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#15 posted 1514 days ago

Junji, this table is going to be a very impressive exhibit. Now take rest and recover fast for the exhibition.

Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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