Category: yosegi

First time tiling the new versions Borromean R…

First time tiling the new versions Borromean Rings patterns. Really get to see how the individual strips work together to make the larger pattern. One of my original pattern designs. Nice to have it as true Yosegi; each strip is planed off the master pattern block as 0.10mm thin shavings.
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The puzzle boxes, waiting for me to have the c…

The puzzle boxes, waiting for me to have the courage for the final glue-up. Once that is done, if I haven’t tuned the mechanism right, they could get jammed shut. I better check a few dozen more times beforehand. At least then I can get it the point where I can remove the blue tape (@bornjesse) and see the Yosegi in its full glory. #woodenpuzzle #woodwork #woodworking #puzzlebox #trickbox #borromeanrings #weavepattern #checkerboardpattern #kikkou #yosegizaiku #yosegi #handmade #handmadepuzzle #wip #imadethis (at Silver Spring, Maryland)

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)

More fun with multiple patterns on a single dr…

More fun with multiple patterns on a single drawer front. #woodworking #woodwork #woodporn #yosegizaiku #yosegi #waves #seigaiha #asanoha #asanohapattern #kikkou #pinwheel #pattern #tiling #geometricart #geometry #handmade #custommade #madeinmaryland (at Silver Spring, Maryland)