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#1 posted 02-27-2011 06:32 PM
At first glance I said, “What the…?”, but the more I looked the more I liked.
The lapped joints, the multiple pieces on the bottom, the rustic nails, the finish…they all add up to a very striking piece. Every time you look you see something new.
Where did you get the nails? Do you make them?
Thanks for sharing.
-- 73, Bob
#2 posted 02-27-2011 09:27 PM
Thanks for looking.
It’s a Zen thing (wabi sabi) and generally not well accepted by the western mindset.Modern woodworkers might not get it but my clients can’t get enough.Also, I sell them to other artisans that work in various Japanese arts such as ikebana, bonsai, and to Zenists.
I only use old reclaimed wood or locally milled wood.
I make a variety of Japanese-inspired boxes, with a touch of Appalachian style.Most of my other boxes use fancier Japanese joinery, but the traditional Fuku Masu uses the simple joints as seen in my photos.
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#3 posted 02-27-2011 10:19 PM
I love the rustic look of this box.
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#4 posted 02-28-2011 06:28 PM
I really like the look of this box. Can you tell me how you do the finish?
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#5 posted 02-28-2011 07:11 PM
Very interesting box with simple joinery. Where can I get information on scrubbing burnt wood with wire brushes?
-- “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
#6 posted 02-28-2011 07:46 PM
There are no instructions. Just do it…
#7 posted 03-03-2011 05:19 PM
Note: I’ve added two more photos to show a slight variation in my small Fuku Masu box. This one has slightly proud finger joints that are rounded over before burning. The last picture compares the two variations in design.
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