Great video, music was spot on and Mike well he was just Mike, cool, relaxed best instructor around.
Great video Ben. All the "yes guitar/no guitar" "suggestions/complaints" are simply naff and do not take away from the fact this is a great lttle video.
Also, I do want to say that the videos on the rest of the new site have improved (and in many cases, that is truly saying something). Thanks Ben, you're doing a fantastic job.
agreed...handwork should be relaxing and enjoyable! Very nice video and I particularly enjoyed the music...
Brilliant video - I have used a similar style incorporated into parts of a few projects but never as calm and peaceful as the video illustrates. Great job and makes me want to add some to my next project. Thanks!
Kumiko does look like a great decompression exercise -- patient, tranquil and settling. Master Mike makes it look so easy. I feel I relate to Mike better than anyone else I have found in the vast world of internet training -- perhaps because we share a second passion of art direction and design. And Ben, thanks for pointing the way. Love the site and spend a lot of time here. I also agree with all the positive comments on this video and the site in general -- and usually want full screeching volume in my videos, but this one would have benefitted from just a whisper of guitar under the sounds of Mike working.
Mike always appears chilled and completely in control in all the videos, but this one is off the scale! Thanks!
The plans for the jigs are in the related article on the bottom right. He was using pine for the kumiko in this video.
Very nice, Mike, Ben. I agree with kevin0611, really happy with the improvements to the content and site. Nicely done!
Thanks Mike this was very pleasant to watch enjoyed it.
Mike, did you build the jigs/fixtures used to cut each piece? If so, plans would be great to see. If not, where can it be purchased? Also what species of wood were you working with?
What kind of chisel does he use?
Really happy with the new website and quality of the video content as of late. I used to feel it was not reflective of the quality of the magazine...but not anymore. You guys are hitting it out of the park. This kumiko video was just lovely.
Take a quiet moment... and then ruin it with guitar. Would much prefer to listen to the sounds of the tools.
There's more info in the related article.
Are these components glued in any way?
Absolutely love this video! I've followed on Instagram and love what you do! I've got a good idea on how you are doing kumiko and there's something totally peaceful about what you are doing. Completely in the spirit of woodworking. Thank you!