STL177: Pekovich’s Primitive Projects
Mike and Ben talk about Mike's book, his early projects, kumiko, and Mike shoots down another one of Ben's techniques
I have 3 questions about getting into kumiko:
1.) What (Japanese) chisel would you recommend starting with?
2.) What online/printed resources would you recommend?
- Spice up your work with kumiko by Michael Pekovich #259–Jan/Feb 2017 Issue
- Mike Farrington’s Kumiko work on YouTube
- John Reed Fox on Roy Underhill’s Woodwright’s Shop
3.) Any thoughts on preparing the strips without a tablesaw or drum sander?
What is it in your preferred kumiko construction that ensures trouble-free cleanup over time for quite some years and decades?
Segment: All Time Favorite Technique
Ben – Loading magnets into a brass tube in order to keep the polarity correct
Mike – Sharpening a chisel to 20º-25º for paring end-grain on pine
I am having some trouble laying out the pins and tales on the Wenge in the more traditional way, unlike what Mike shows. Wenge is extremely hard and not at all forgiving and the grain tends to be a problem in scribing the wood. Perhaps this is why he choose to do this with the table saw and router methods. Where can you get the table saw blade and the router bit to do it like Mike.
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