These kumiko panels will fill out the doors of the cabinet. The pieces are just dry fit now. I'll trim the borders after I glue the pieces in place. Hopefully they'll slide into the door frames without too much trouble.
Yae shokkō 八重蜀江 Back to the shokkō patterns, and this one is the yae shokkō. This is essentially the same pattern as the previous yae tsuno-shokkō, except the internal squares are formed with mitre joints rather than half-lap joints with extensions, and the locking pieces are connected to the corners with jaguchi joints. In this design, the jigumi is exactly the same as the yae tsuno-shokkō. So after assembling the jigumi, the first step is to cut the internal squares. As with most of the…
The crossing pieces were tricky. Not only do they need to be the right length, and have the bird’s mouth joint on both ends, but the notch must end up dead center. These photos show the jig I used for the bird’s mouth. Bring the chisel in from both sides
Sashikan Tategu offers 13 kinds of basic and universal designs of traditional kumiko for housing joiner.Various designs and usage are available according to the plan or image of architects and designers.
It took a couple of tries to get a snug press fit, but the time spent on making an accurate grid paid off, because I didnt have to do any custom fitting and everything fit right off the shooting board.