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Another kumiko project. This pattern is called “Square Dance”. 18-1/2”L X 12”W X 3/8”T. This took about 3 hours, as I had already thinned the sticks to .140” previously. In order to cut the individual pieces inside each cell, I had to run them through the table saw a few at a time, three times, for the notches. If I had waited for the how-to book, it would have been quicker, because the pieces are all gang cut on the table saw. Now I know better! It is going to be the decoration on the door of a wall cabinet that I’m going to make. Basswood. 104 pieces, if anyone wants to know. ;^)

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer





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#1 posted 07-22-2021 12:08 AM

real nice work dk.thats gonna look beautiful,dont forget too post the final project too.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Dark_Lightning

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#2 posted 07-22-2021 12:48 AM

Oh, for sure! I have a plank of sapele that I’m thinking of using. I hope that it comes out as nice as SouthpawCA’s tabouret, as far as the cabinet part goes.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#3 posted 07-22-2021 12:51 AM



Oh, for sure! I have a plank of sapele that I m thinking of using. I hope that it comes out as nice as SouthpawCA s tabouret, as far as the cabinet part goes.

- Dark_Lightning


i think that light colored wood of the kumiko would look great with the sapele,or would you color or stain the kumiko?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 07-22-2021 01:40 AM

Another visually cool job, ’lightning...


Another kumiko project. This pattern is called “Square Dance”...

- Dark Lightning


I say visually as you should call it ”masochistic perseverance” with the apparent dedication required…

I think I’d rather take up that pottzy’s turning transgressions… just kidding Jimmy (not Cricket but Clewes, yeah I surf dodgy sites… now if it was Johnny H....)... though I speak through rose coloured vino glasses that clearly can’t be turned (DOH!) clear.

C’mon darkie... a contrasting background for us old blind (not vino) bastards!


... 104 pieces, if anyone wants to know. ;^)

- Dark_Lightning


Don’t wanna know… I had trouble counting in binary when some idiot introduced the ”1”.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#5 posted 07-22-2021 02:06 AM


Oh, for sure! I have a plank of sapele that I m thinking of using. I hope that it comes out as nice as SouthpawCA s tabouret, as far as the cabinet part goes.

- Dark_Lightning

i think that light colored wood of the kumiko would look great with the sapele,or would you color or stain the kumiko?

- pottz


Generally, kumiko is supposed to be the feature (I think), so it would be left a light, natural color. By the same token, I think that a panel would look really interesting if it was made of something bright like bloodwood. Does bloodwood turn brown? I need to check on that. I have zero interest in taking this apart and staining it, though it’s all just friction fit and wouldn’t take that long to take it apart and put it back together…maybe 20 minutes. The staining would take way longer than that.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#6 posted 07-22-2021 02:11 AM



Another visually cool job, lightning...

Another kumiko project. This pattern is called “Square Dance”...

- Dark Lightning

I say visually as you should call it ”masochistic perseverance” with the apparent dedication required…

I think I d rather take up that pottzy s turning transgressions… just kidding Jimmy (not Cricket but Clewes, yeah I surf dodgy sites… now if it was Johnny H....)... though I speak through rose coloured vino glasses that clearly can t be turned (DOH!) clear.

C mon darkie... a contrasting background for us old blind (not vino) bastards!

... 104 pieces, if anyone wants to know. ;^)

- DarkLightning

Don t wanna know… I had trouble counting in binary when some idiot introduced the ”1”.

- LittleBlackDuck


Yeah, I didn’t want the aluminum plate that I originally put under it, or a piece of white foam core, either. I ended up using a small panel of oak plywood,
because I had it_. I pull 32 inches of mercury on my photographic skills. I’m not approaching Jim Jakosh’s project count, but most of them remain unpublished due to sorry lensman skills.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#7 posted 07-22-2021 02:12 AM


Oh, for sure! I have a plank of sapele that I m thinking of using. I hope that it comes out as nice as SouthpawCA s tabouret, as far as the cabinet part goes.

- DarkLightning

i think that light colored wood of the kumiko would look great with the sapele,or would you color or stain the kumiko?

- pottz

Generally, kumiko is supposed to be the feature (I think), so it would be left a light, natural color. By the same token, I think that a panel would look really interesting if it was made of something bright like bloodwood. Does bloodwood turn brown? I need to check on that. I have zero interest in taking this apart and staining it, though it s all just friction fit and wouldn t take that long to take it apart and put it back together…maybe 20 minutes. The staining would take way longer than that.

- DarkLightning


good because i world not change the natural color in any way.hey if you need a translation of what the duck said just pm me.ive studied duckies for a few years now and starting too get a good understanding of the language. ;-)

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#8 posted 07-22-2021 02:54 AM

Pretty! I’m looking forward to seeing the completed project. I’ve got a laundry hamper I’m supposed to start when I’m free from jury duty, and I’ve been trying to figure what to use on the front which needs to “breathe.” Not sure if I want to bite off kumiko or not, but when you make stuff as pretty as that, I’m tempted…

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 07-22-2021 03:04 AM



Pretty! I’m looking forward to seeing the completed project. I’ve got a laundry hamper I’m supposed to start when I’m free from jury duty, and I’ve been trying to figure what to use on the front which needs to “breathe.” Not sure if I want to bite off kumiko or not, but when you make stuff as pretty as that, I’m tempted…

- Dave Polaschek


If I were to make a laundry hamper, I’d use wicker, personally. The friction fit of the kumiko would potentially allow the pieces to blow out, if I tossed my clothes in with any kind of force. One could always glue the pieces together, though.

FWIW, one could just make a pile of interlocking pieces cut at some interval that allows the laundry to breathe, without having all those angle-chiseled pieces.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#10 posted 07-22-2021 03:38 AM

Another wall hanger, nice job.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#11 posted 07-22-2021 07:28 AM



... I’ve got a laundry hamper I’m supposed to start when I’m free from jury duty…
- Dave Polaschek

Good luck DP... hope they find you innocent!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#12 posted 07-22-2021 12:06 PM

Very nice.

-- Petey

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#13 posted 07-22-2021 01:49 PM

Thanks, Petey!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#14 posted 07-22-2021 02:16 PM

Beautiful work… A hobby I would like to try sometime….

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#15 posted 07-22-2021 03:34 PM

Hmm – 104 pieces. You have a way to go, Dark Lightning, but you may soon be ready for chip carving. On a recent project, I calculated it had 3100 triangles, each requiring three (or more) knife cuts. Or, you could start that Escher piece you wanted to do. . . LOL Sorry, I just had to needle you.

-- Phil Allin - There are woodworkers and people who collect woodworking tools. The woodworkers have a chair to sit on that they made.

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