In this course, you will :
- Discuss the best types of wood for Kumiko and where you can buy them.
- Learn how to transform wood from its natural state into a workable state. Then, go over the tools you'll need for this course and how to use them safely.
- Learn about Kumiko and how it is used to create fixed wooden patterns without the use of glue.
- Learn how to make your frame, beginning with cutting the notches that hold it together. Then, cut thin strips of wood to form the frame and assemble it.
- Learn about the components of the asa-no-ha pattern, as well as how to make and assemble them. Begin by examining each of the pieces and their angles to determine how they will fit together to form a completed pattern.
- Then, using the paring jig, figure out how to cut your pieces and make a birdsmouth joint. Create the piece that holds the pattern together.
- Discover how to make the hashtag pattern. Matt shows how to cut notches, rip thin strips, and put together and cut the hashtag.
- Learn how to use plywood and sandpaper to finish your piece for a professional-looking finish.
- This course is ideal for anyone with woodworking skills who wants to learn Kumiko and expand their knowledge of the art form.
1. Tools and Materials
- How to Mill Wood
- What Type of Wood and Where to Find It
2. Making the Frame
- Assemble the Frame
- Making Thin Strips for the Frame
- Using the Sled and Finger Joint Jigs
- The Anatomy of Kumiko
3. The Asa-No-Ha Pattern
- Make the Locking Piece
- Cutting Offset Bevels and Fitting the Hinge Pieces
- Making the Diagonal Piece
- Parts of the Pattern: Diagonal, Hinge Piece, Locking Piece
4. The Hashtag Pattern
- Finishing Your Piece
- Assembling the Pattern and Cutting The Hashtag to Fit
- Ripping Out Thin Strips for the Pattern
- Cutting Notches