Some more photos of the Torii Cabinet, a couple detail shots as well.
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A shot of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre’s Museum on the 1st floor.
The Nikkei Heritage Museum in Toronto. The first display case has a couple woodworking tools, including a nice ryoba saw.
Finished this at the last minute,
They had to leave before I could get any nice detail shots, but you can still see a lot in this photo. If you zoom in you can get a look at the little staircase I made.
They liked it a lot!
Canadian Woodworking magazine contacted me a few weeks ago, they’re interested in running an article on the Torii Cabinet. They requested some process shots, so I mocked up some parts today in my boss’s shop.
Doll house update,
I did door jambs, casings, the whole sha-bang. Still have a lot of work to go.
Birthday doll house build for my two nieces, hope they don’t mind sharing!
I’m only about 3 hours into this build, so there is still quite a bit of work to do. I’m going to face all the edges in solid maple, and do some “millwork” in the interior.
Little projects like these are always a blast.
My new chisels arrived today.
I ordered these a few weeks ago as a grad present for myself. I’ve always eyed the Japanese bench chisels (oire-nomi), and so I was glad to have an excuse to pick up a set. These particular chisels are produced by Koyamaichi, and I had them done up in Shiragashi oak with faceted hoops. I’ll need to set the hoops before using these, which is something I’ve never done before. I’ll be sure to dedicate a future post to that.
I really can’t wait to start using these. I’ve made a couple end grain cuts on some scrap material, and I’m already impressed. This box is pretty killer as well. ;)
Be sure to check out Taylor Donsker’s posts regarding his set of Koyamaichi chisels. One of his contacts even visited the factory itself, too cool.
Mr. Kitajima: Kintaro seizing koi by Horiuno II
Ms. Kitajima: Yama-uba and Kintaro by Horiuno III
A little something that can be applied to just about any creative field.
You’ve got to know the rules to break the rules.
…And done! Dovetailed box with coopered lid. Frenchbread teak, shop made brass hardware and hemp lid stay. Happy woodiversary, @allison326. And thanks for following along, everybody! #letsmakeabox #madeinhouston
Really nice piece, simplicity goes a long way.
Temple Detail with Lanterns Kyoto Japan. Photography by Tiko Taco on Flickr