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Shopmade veneer by hand

comments (6) January 27th, 2014 in blogs, videos

sscott Stephen Scott, associate editor
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Video Length: 2:01
Produced by: GucciJapanHand


This video makes me want to learn more about the art that is being depicted here. There is a lot to like in these two minutes.

I like the craftsman's stance, his bench-hook, his clamping system. I like the variety of designs he's able to create with this technique. Most of all, though, I liked the surprise I felt when I realized he had something bigger in mind than decorative bandings.

The finished piece might seem visually busy to some, but after seeing just a sliver of the work involved I am thoroughly impressed. Check it out.

 


posted in: blogs, videos, veneer


Comments (6)

HansV HansV writes: This is a fine example of why hand woodworking with sharp tools by master craftsman will never be replaced.
Posted: 11:42 am on February 4th

skonecny skonecny writes: Holy cow, how thin is that veneer shaving. It's like paper. I guess you don't sand that! Absolutely incredible. My respect for the Japanese form and style has increased even more.
Posted: 11:38 am on February 2nd

Adrianbaires Adrianbaires writes: Amazing,thanks

Posted: 9:28 pm on February 1st

Craig_T Craig_T writes: Great video Steve, thanks for posting.
Posted: 9:05 am on January 29th

sscott sscott writes: @saschafer - Thank you for the link! Hope you enjoyed the video.
Posted: 9:37 am on January 28th

saschafer saschafer writes:
This is a traditional Japanese parquetry technique:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosegi


Posted: 9:21 am on January 28th

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