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Here’s the money shot from yesterday’s EXTREME…

Here’s the money shot from yesterday’s EXTREME CLOSEUP KUMIKO session.

Sound on! 🔉

Fitting the final locking piece to hold the hinges in place. So satisfying!
If the miters aren’t tight, they aren’t mine 😃
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Tonight I finished the @bikecitywoodworks kumi…

Tonight I finished the @bikecitywoodworks kumiko kit. I am happy with my work. Pretty good for a first attempt, I think. This was a great little exercise in mindfulness, precision and repetition and I’d suggest it to any woodworker who would like a side project or something to slow down and unwind with. With the kit, all you need is a sharp chisel and you’re ready to go.

I think the two key points that make this look nice were 1) a razor sharp chisel for every cut, honing in between. And 2, taking it slow. You could knock this thing out in an hour, but that wasn’t the point for me. Since I haven’t been able to get to the bigger stuff I had to put on hold, this was a great way to get into the shop for just a few minutes at a time, make a little progress and feel encouraged for the next step.

I plan to do some more of these in the future, but for now, I’ll need to put it aside somewhere I can admire it as well as remind myself to stop, sharpen up, and take it slow.
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Made a teeny bit of progress on the kumiko ton…

Made a teeny bit of progress on the kumiko tonight. Just one tiny slice on each of the pieces from the other day. Hope I did it right. We’ll find out in the exiting conclusion, step 7!
Check out my stories for the commentary and some exciting video. Or just enjoy the extreme closeup sequence here.
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Took a few minutes after dinner to make some a…

Took a few minutes after dinner to make some asanoha progress. I had already put the super pointy angles on the one side, so tonight was all about sneaking up on that perfect fit. And then doing it 15 more times. 😂
@cgb0720 says it looks tedious. She’s not wrong, but it is also meditative. Repeating something multiple times, striving for perfection, learning and adapting from mistakes. There’s a lesson in there somewhere.
I’m enjoying it. Next will be cutting some other teeny angle off of 1/3 of the interior of each of these pieces, then fitting the locks.
Swipe to the end for another edition of EXTREME CLOSEUP KUMIKO!! My miters are looking really sharp on one side, a little lacking on the other. I hope to pull them together with the locking pieces.
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Ok, so I lied. The next step was also really e…

Ok, so I lied. The next step was also really easy. Use the guide block to shave all these bits down to 45° points.

The NEXT step will be tricky. That’s to somehow put some perfect angles exactly in the middle of a triangle with no reference point….🤔 gonna needs some extra parts.
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Little bit more kumiko tonight. Got all 4 diag…

Little bit more kumiko tonight. Got all 4 diagonals in and friction fit nice and tight.
The next part looks tricky, so I’m stopping here to revel in my tight miters for now. Enjoy a few extreme closeups of the aforementioned tight miters 🤤
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@cgb0720 came to me with an idea a few months …

@cgb0720 came to me with an idea a few months back for a hanging succulent tree branch planter. I had some silver maple branches that were a bit too thin for slicing into charcuterie boards and decided to try it out.
I made one as a birthday gift for a friend and all the other ladies were jealous, so here’s a few more, up for grabs (DM me for info). These are the super easy maintenance kind of succulents too (the kind from the craft store).
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I’m in no state of mind to work on something m…

I’m in no state of mind to work on something mindful and delicate at the moment, but I was too excited and had to try out @bikecitywoodworks kumiko kit.
Step 1, no problem. Step 2.. going to take some practice 🙄 looks ok from this angle, right? (Just a little loose).
So far, super fun. I really like that it’s woodworking I can do in between all the other stuff going on. And it’s quiet. And relatively clean. I’ll leave this set up so I can work on one or two pieces here and there until I have real shop time again.
Thanks again for putting these kits together Brian!
(P.s.if you are looking to try out kumiko, which I think every woodworker should, I bet he’ll make you a kit too)
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SPONSORED POST I’ll be posting about this mach…

SPONSORED POST
I’ll be posting about this machine a few more times in the next few days, but wanted to share a few first thoughts after trying out the @homerightps sprayer for the first time.

First and foremost, huge thanks again to the awesome company that saved me a ton of time and effort with this great tool. I sprayed 2.5 gallons of primer in about 30 minutes, covering 4 walls, the ceiling, the built in shelves, 2 doors and myself. (I was wearing a mask and glasses, but forgot my hat and long sleeves. Won’t forget them again 😂).

Cleanup was relatively quick and simple, basically just like spraying the paint but from a water bucket and into a waste bucket. A little messy, but not too bad at all.

Coverage was fantastic and learning the controls was pretty simple after trying it out for a few minutes.

The video is a real time demo of the sprayer with unthinned primer. Worked perfectly and required minimal setup. Pop the can, stir and spray.

If you’ve got a big paint job, I’d definitely recommend this tool, and not just because it was given to me. It saved me easily a day’s work between rollering and cutting in. In under an hour, i was able to transform a dungeon of a basement into a bright, welcoming space, primed and ready to finish.
#thejawnshop approved 👍🏻👍🏻
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Had a few minutes to myself tonight so after p…

Had a few minutes to myself tonight so after prepping tools for *hopefully* the last weekend at the rental house, I decided to do a little carving. I have no idea what I’m doing. This is just some scrap pine, and I’m getting a feel for the gouges and chisel/carving work while trying not to cut myself. I’m not even sure if I’ll finish this, but it was fun to finally spend a little time in the shop. Oh, and I did a quick little IG live while carving. Thanks to everyone who stopped by, even just for a minute or two.
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