Author: Affine Creations

Started work on the next set of Yosegi blocks….

Started work on the next set of Yosegi blocks. This will be an original pattern. #woodworking #woodwork #yosegi #yosegizaiku #trueyosegi #handmade #madeinmaryland #glue #glueup #clamped #bound #boundinshoelace (at Silver Spring, Maryland)

After cutting the block into thirds, time for …

After cutting the block into thirds, time for the final glue-up. End result: a master pattern block, tanegi, from which to plane off zuku, slices of veneer. #woodworking #woodwork #yosegi #yosegizaiku #handmade #wip #howitsdone #glue #glueup (at Silver Spring, Maryland)

Master pattern block for first checkerboard pa…

Master pattern block for first checkerboard pattern done. I always love this stage: a nice solid block. But now to cut it in thirds and to make the tanegi block from which I can plane off pieces of veneer. All in the noble pursuit of making things pretty. #woodworking #woodwork #checkerboard #checkerboardpattern #yosegi #yosegizaiku #howitsmade #woodenblock #handmade #colorful #naturalcolors #precision #detailed #geometricart #geometry #square (at Silver Spring, Maryland)

Test Yosegi block turned out fine. Already sta…

Test Yosegi block turned out fine. Already started work on the next round of patterns: multi-color checkerboards. #woodworking #woodwork #wooden #yosegi #yosegizaiku #trueyosegi #intricate #precision #detailed #geometricart #geometric #weave #weavepattern #japanesestyle #handmade #handplane #kanna #allgood (at Silver Spring, Maryland)

Now to wait until the glue sets… #woodw…

Now to wait until the glue sets… #woodworking #yosegi #glueup

Finally got to the next glue-up on this test Y…

Finally got to the next glue-up on this test Yosegi block. Started the work day on Monday ready to grab a kanna and start cleaning up the 4×4 blocks. Thought I’d give the kanna a quick sharpening. It was worse than I thought. And then I checked the dai, and it too was in bad shape. So I also checked my first kanna. One I hadn’t used since I got my Chiyozuru into service. Anyway, so that was most of my week. But now I’m happy with both of them. And also nice fresh edge on my favorite nakiri knife. #woodworking #woodwork #yosegi #yosegizaiku #weave #weavepattern #sharpening #japanese #traditionalwoodworking #thatwasalotofwork (at Silver Spring, Maryland)

First attempt at making a new Yosegi block wit…

First attempt at making a new Yosegi block with the Jointmaker Pro. I’m using a board I had prepared over a year ago to make a weave pattern. First step to cut a whole bunch of little perfect square sticks. I think after spending a week playing with and adjusting the JMPv2, getting some fine results. All the sticks I made have the same dimensions to within 3%. #woodworking #woodwork #jointmakerpro #jmp #handtoolthursday #yosegi #yosegizaiku #wip #weavepattern #cutting #video #howitsdone #handmade #precision (at Silver Spring, Maryland)

Trick chest I shipped out earlier this week. (…

Trick chest I shipped out earlier this week. (Wanted to wait so the client would have a surprise when he unpacked it.) The bottom nine drawers is one of my Ada puzzles. For this one, the goal it find the sequence of opening and closing drawers so you end up with all nine drawers open. Oh, and there are many paths but only one where all end up open. Add it takes 33 moves.
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I like this solution because you can readily figure out how the drawers open and close. Quick to have some satisfaction. But I’m hoping it takes much playing to find the path to the goal.
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The case is from a lovely board of Figured, Birdseye Birch I got from Groff and Groff lumber. Epifanes Varnish did a nice job of bringing out the figure and a glow to the Kiaat.
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#woodworking #woodwork #handmade #custommade #puzzle #woodenpuzzle #puzzlebox #puzzlechest #trickchest #mechanicalpuzzle #mechanicalcomputer
#tansu #woodenchest #woodchest #findwoodwork #yosegi #yosegizauki #japanesestyle #asanoha #asanohapattern #geometricart #figuredwood #birdseye

Spring craft show was last month, got the last…

Spring craft show was last month, got the last of winter/spring commission pieces shipped on Tuesday. Haven’t asked for the build deposits on any new pieces yet. Finally, some time to play with my new toy. Had to it ignore it for that last seven weeks but now I’m going to put it through its paces. Should end with new Yosegi pattern blocks. Happy me. #woodworking #woodworkingtools #woodwork #toolporn #handtools #handtoolthursday #bridgecitytoolworks #jointmasterpro #jmp #timetoplay (at Silver Spring, Maryland)

The two logic boards for the nine-drawer trick…

The two logic boards for the nine-drawer trick chest I’m finishing up. Presently working on designing the solution. This will determine where notches go on the long horizontal rods. #woodwork #woodworking #trick #puzzle #mechanicalpuzzle #woodenpuzzle #puzzlebox #puzzlechest #trickchest #trickbox #mechanicalcomputer #finitestatemachine #paulownia (at Silver Spring, Maryland)