Mastering the Art of Kumiko with Taeho Kwon June 27 - July 1, 2022

about this workshop

Kumiko is a delicate and sophisticated technique of assembling wooden pieces without the use of nails. Thinly slit wooden pieces are grooved, punched, mortised and then fitted individually using a plane, saw, chisel and other tools to make fine adjustments. In this five day workshop, students will be introduced to making a Kumiko panel in traditional Japanese methods. Taeho will show students ways to cut pieces accurately with repeatability and how to achieve perfect 45°/90° grids, which is the foundation of Kumiko. Students in this class will learn ways to embellish their work in nearly every project that comes their way. Kumiko wooden art originated in Japan around 600 AD.

Unique Instructor Taeho Kwon

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$225 material fee payable to Taeho for custom made fixtures

Key Points:
*Make a 24” x 24” Kumiko panel with an outer frame
*Making the hand-cut jigs for both grids and Kumiko pieces
*Learn to cut miter-folding with handsaw
*Learn about the species of the wood for Kumiko

Workshop Days: Monday to Friday
Instruction Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.



Mastering the Art of Kumiko with Taeho Kwon June 27 - July 1, 2022


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