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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12 Best Selling Woodworking Projects

Teapot Bird House and Feeder

Tips On Starting A Woodworking Business Woodworking products which are easy to make and sell well are reviewed in this post. Here are a few things to remember when you are beginning your business as a new woodworker….. Work within your capabilities to create a product you would be proud to have in your own home Don’t try to re-invent the wheel…..look at what other people are selling and adapt their ideas to create your own range Only use materials of the highest quality Just purchase tools  for the job in hand. You will soon build up a range of…

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