Friendship shrine

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Blog series by mafe updated 08-16-2021 05:51 PM 5 parts 4803 reads 72 comments total

Part 1: The beginning.

08-08-2021 10:55 PM by mafe | 14 comments »

Friendship shrineThe beginning. This is a story and project, that has been on it’s way, for a long, long time.Some of the materials arrived in my workshop, for more than ten years ago, the build started in 2016 and had several holds on it’s way, for many reasons. It’s a project that emerged out of friendships, that I made on LJ, some that grew over the years, some that vanished and some of them went into personal friendships, one even to a brother, with a different mother. So a proje...

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Part 2: Joints and planes..._

08-09-2021 05:20 PM by mafe | 18 comments »

Friendship shrineJoints and planes… This is part two of the blog, for more info read first part intro. In this part, it will be mostly joints and a little ramblings about handmade shoulder planes… At the end of last part, I were jointing some thin wood pieces on a Stanly number six.Here they are being glued together, to become a drawer bottom.Clamps, clamps and clamps. After the glueup, a wonderful match and play in this wood that came all the way from South Africa. Th...

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Part 3: Status, details and gluing.

08-10-2021 01:15 PM by mafe | 14 comments »

Friendship shrineStatus, details and gluing. This is part three of the blog, for more info read first part intro. In this part, we will first take a look at how the box parts ended becoming and some thoughts about where it’s going. Then work on a few details in my allotment and finally go to some glue up and assembly. Shrine closed up.I want it to be a Pandora’s box, a surprise, so I’ll find a way to open the lid with no handle or pull, but as simple as possible. ...

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Part 4: MaFe's mini me mirror Netsuke...

08-13-2021 11:00 AM by mafe | 12 comments »

Friendship shrineMaFe’s mini me mirror Netsuke… This is part four of the blog, for more info read first part intro. In this part, we will kill our darlings… This might seem like murder, sawing through a Netsuke, but there are a idea behind the mad(s)ness.Bought this beautiful old wood Netsuke, from Japan some years back, it is a rolled together man, that reminds me of me, when I have my neck pains, so it has a special place in my heart, as a mirror of my reality of ...

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Part 5: Finale

08-16-2021 05:51 PM by mafe | 14 comments »

Friendship shrine Finale. This is the final part blog, for more info read first part intro. In this part, we will see the shrine after it’s build and finally completely finished after getting it’s wax finish. It was a fun project, that stalled, but were reborn and now I have this wonderful shrine, that will always remind me of my LJ friends, thank you all, you are all in it, also those who did not get some wood inside, many of you inspired me in so many ways to take woodworking to wh...

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