Kumiko…. The Ancient Art of Woodcraft Mastery from Japan

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Origins of Kumiko Kumiko originated as a unique Japanese artform in the 8th Century during the Asuka period. The traditional wood used in Kumiko is Akita Cedar or Kiso Cypress, which is long lasting, durable and bright in colour.   The Best Wood To Use Nowadays it is advisable to start with basswood, which has small pores, no grain lines, pares easily and is consistent in colour. It is also comparatively soft, which allows you to achieve a tight fit when assembling the pieces.     Assembly The wooden pieces, which are traditionally cut by hand to an accuracy of…

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Wedding And Christmas Gifts…….Extra Special Thoughts From You

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Our Selection Of Wedding And Christmas Gifts The wedding gifts I have selected are mainly made from my favourite material…. wood. Towards the end of this post I review the ways you can personalise products using a variety of techniques. Charcuterie Boards Select from five styles and gift sets, finished in different colours. Personalised with a choice of ten options. Made in Florida and dispatched to the UK. Large Name Signs Made from Baltic plywood and painted with high quality metallic paints. Full range of lettering to enhance your venue. Made in Canada and despatched to UK     Wedding…

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