Small Kumiko wall art (8" x 10"

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Project by Eric V posted 01-17-2019 01:43 PM 816 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After lurking for years I finally decided to post something I made. It is not the nicest piece I have ever made (my parents own all of those things), but it is the first my wife has let me hang up inside of our house. It was my first attempt with kumiko after reading the great Mike Pekovich’s book. I was also inspired by using fabric by Matt Kenney (MEK Woodworks). The frame was scrap white oak mortised and tenoned and finished with WD Lockwood light fumed oak dye and shellac. I don’t believe the frame was borrowed from anyone, but since there really are no original ideas left, it is hard to say. The kumiko grid was white pine from lumberyard left unfinished. Size is approx. 8”x10”, cost, $4.00 or so. Please feel free to question/criticize, probably deserve it. Thanks for looking.

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Kyle Nelson

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#1 posted 01-17-2019 05:06 PM

Nice job! I love the kumiko that Mike Pekovich and Matt Kenney are doing. One of these days I’ll give it a shot myself. Did you use the angled cutting template from Mike P or did you make your own?

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#2 posted 01-17-2019 05:13 PM

Impressive joinery – looks like a fun build. I might have to take a look at Pekovich’s book…

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#3 posted 01-17-2019 11:37 PM

Very well done.

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#4 posted 01-18-2019 12:09 AM

Thanks for the nice feedback. The book is certainly worth reading. I started out with the same double ended jigs Mike makes but found it for me it was easier to make extras so I didn’t have to readjust a stop block if I needed more pieces from an earlier step. I found it very fun but also tedious. Definitely good practice for the hybrid woodworker.

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