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    Kumiko

    I was today years old, when clicking through YouTube, I found out about Kumiko.
    Looks like something I would like to try.
    Be interested if anyone here has done a project and has any tips, videos, books they like or project pics they like to share.

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    I like Matt Kenneys book on kumiko.
    http://www.instagram.com/mattriegerix

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Riegerix View Post
    I like Matt Kenneys book on kumiko.
    I'm having trouble uploading pictures, but here's a link to an instagram post of one of my kumiko panels I made following matt Kenneys instructions.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CKUT4NoA...dium=copy_link
    http://www.instagram.com/mattriegerix

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    I recently made Matt's table saw jig for ripping thin strips. Makes it much safer and is more precise than other methods I've used.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGD7Hhe7sd8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Riegerix View Post
    I'm having trouble uploading pictures, but here's a link to an instagram post of one of my kumiko panels I made following matt Kenneys instructions.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CKUT4NoA...dium=copy_link
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    That turned out very well. Thanks for sharing.
    What is the size of that project?
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    Agree. Matt Kenney does an excellent job at all things Kumiko. Since the topic is Kumiko, I will be presenting a 4 part workshop series on Kumiko .. specifically the "asa-no-ha" motif through Lee Valley Tools. This is free! First livestream session is Oct. 28. For those interested in discovering Kumiko. What I like about Kumiko is whenever I'm between projects or simply don't have anything complex on the go, it is excellent for honing hand tool skills. The parts composing the grid can be made beforehand and then it is simply cut, bevel, assemble, repeat. Grids can be used standalone as wall art or integrated into furniture. Link: Kumiko Workshop Series: Introduction to Kumiko, a Japanese Woodworking Technique with Norman Pirollo | Facebook
    Last edited by Norman Pirollo; 10-15-2021 at 10:50 AM.

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    Matt is a good place to start. For a more complete approach, there are a number of YouTube videos by Taeho Kwon on a massive screen he built. He has some great design of sleds for cutting hexagonal and diamond grids and some methods of constructing some of the more complicated kumiko patterns.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodArtStudio1/videos

    Of course, Desmond King is probably, as far as I know, the preeminent Western authority on Kumiko. An Australian who studied Kumiko in Japan, he has a series of books detailing the construction, by hand, of a huge variety of patterns. He has a number of YouTube videos as well:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/kskdesign1/videos

    Here are a few of the Kumiko panels I've incorporated into recent work:

    IMG_2766.jpegIMG_3030.jpegPam's Jewelry Box.jpeg

    The jewelry box is a Matt Kenney design. The others are my own.

    Mike

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    That one is about 12" square. Thanks for the kind words. Here's another one.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CJBhtNfg...dium=copy_link
    http://www.instagram.com/mattriegerix

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    Matt R,
    Just a heads up but to post pictures you need to be a contributor. A measly $6/yr.

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    This is a good first kumiko project (at least for me). I made several as gifts. I think this is a Mike Pekovich project from FW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Pirollo View Post
    Agree. Matt Kenney does an excellent job at all things Kumiko. Since the topic is Kumiko, I will be presenting a 4 part workshop series on Kumiko .. specifically the "asa-no-ha" motif through Lee Valley Tools. This is free! First livestream session is Oct. 28. For those interested in discovering Kumiko. What I like about Kumiko is whenever I'm between projects or simply don't have anything complex on the go, it is excellent for honing hand tool skills. The parts composing the grid can be made beforehand and then it is simply cut, bevel, assemble, repeat. Grids can be used standalone as wall art or integrated into furniture. Link: Kumiko Workshop Series: Introduction to Kumiko, a Japanese Woodworking Technique with Norman Pirollo | Facebook

    Talk about good timing. Thanks for the heads up.
    Will the video workshop be available to view after the live event?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bain View Post
    This is a good first kumiko project (at least for me). I made several as gifts. I think this is a Mike Pekovich project from FW.

    1750F497-7885-4640-B1BA-630451041C88.jpg

    That looks like a great project to learn on, Looks like yours turned out perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike King View Post
    Matt is a good place to start. For a more complete approach, there are a number of YouTube videos by Taeho Kwon on a massive screen he built. He has some great design of sleds for cutting hexagonal and diamond grids and some methods of constructing some of the more complicated kumiko patterns.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodArtStudio1/videos

    Of course, Desmond King is probably, as far as I know, the preeminent Western authority on Kumiko. An Australian who studied Kumiko in Japan, he has a series of books detailing the construction, by hand, of a huge variety of patterns. He has a number of YouTube videos as well:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/kskdesign1/videos

    Here are a few of the Kumiko panels I've incorporated into recent work:

    IMG_2766.jpegIMG_3030.jpegPam's Jewelry Box.jpeg

    The jewelry box is a Matt Kenney design. The others are my own.

    Mike

    Thanks for the links. Ill check them out.
    "Remember back in the day, when things were made by hand, and people took pride in their work?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Lehnert View Post
    Talk about good timing. Thanks for the heads up.
    Will the video workshop be available to view after the live event?
    Not sure that they will be available afterwards. Better check with Lee Valley.

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    I just bought the first 2 Desmond King books. Kenney’s book is good, too lots of patterns.

    Mike Farrington has a couple videos and a jig.

    The ultimate is WoodArt Studio kumiko club.

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