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Bob, Oregon

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#1 posted 1243 days ago

Nice!

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

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hObOmOnk

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#2 posted 1243 days ago

Bob:

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 get my nails from various sources:
  • I reclaim them from old wood.
  • I buy some from an Amish blacksmith near me.
  • I buy some from Tremont Nail Company.

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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mtkate

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#3 posted 1243 days ago

I love the rustic look of this box.

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bsherman

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#4 posted 1242 days ago

I really like the look of this box. Can you tell me how you do the finish?

-- Brian

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sharad

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#5 posted 1242 days ago

Very interesting box with simple joinery. Where can I get information on scrubbing burnt wood with wire brushes?

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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hObOmOnk

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#6 posted 1242 days ago

There are no instructions. Just do it…

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hObOmOnk

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#7 posted 1239 days ago

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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