Making Shoji

Hello and welcome to my blog, in today’s post I will detail the making of shoji screens to cover a bathroom window.  Shoji are sliding doors, windows and room dividers of traditional Japanese architecture, they consist of a wooden frame and lattice work backed by washi paper. Shoji, when backlit, allow …

Goumi Handle Making

Hello and welcome to my blog!  In this post I will be describing the process of creating a replacement handle for a Japanese chisel, by hand, and without a lathe.  I have a set of Kikuhiromaru chisels, new old stock, that I have been using for just about two years now. …

Reviving the Double Iron: Steve Voigt Planemaker

Note from Brian Holcombe: This post continues a series on makers who’ve taken up a unique devotion to their trades. I meet and interact with many people in my travels and through my online conversations. In doing so I’m introduced to the incredible efforts these folks have put forth. I …

The Floating Credenza – Hikido

Hello and welcome to my blog! This post continues a series in which I’m building a pair of credenzas, one of American black walnut and the other American black cherry.  In this post I will focus on the cherry credenza as the cabinet facade comes to life in the form of …

The Floating Credenza – Dovetails

Hello and welcome to my blog!  This post continues The Floating Credenza series in which I’m building a pair of wall mounted credenzas of American black walnut and American black cherry.  In the previous post rough lumber was prepared and brought to dimension, then cut to size.  In this post …