where's my table saw?
This should be of interest to Jay C White Cloud:
Hey Tim,Thanks from here also!!! That's patience and skill in harmony. Some of the tools and techniques were very interesting...
Some very much do in almost all traditional arts...even outside of Asia. I know of some in Japan that have a family with "unbroken" woodworking skill sets within the family that goes back (with good records and oral traditions) over over 1000 years!!! There feel and understanding of architectural woodworking is in a different league than most....Jay, in these cultures is it hard for a outsider to go and learn or even watch intensely??? Do they train from childhood and are parts family trade "secretive" techniques?
You got it...As I teach students, I offer that they are best served "living only in the moment" as they work. Focus only on the task at hand...See the task as it lays before them and let their bodies, the tools and the materials tell them what needs to be done. When broken down to the elemental steps and modalities...its actually rather simple, or can be if one is patient with themselves and the tasks at hand......The framing is overwhelming to look at with so many details, are they similar to stair knowledge...once you see/learn the basic simplicity, it all clicks together???
Hey Jim,...The only down side I see is time...
John...!!!...that is a stunning 墨壷 (Sumitsbo)...!!!I have been a great admirer of Timber Framing ever since seeing
a barn when I was a kid. the Asian, European and American type
of framing with just special joints and pegs is a true artform.
on another forum, we had a "tool swap" and I made a Japanese
style ink pot (Sumitsubo) for my swap project with a couple of
modern twists. converting it to powdered charcoal instead of ink
and earth magnets to hold the lid in place.
the story can be read here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/401105
Thanks Wood for sharing !!!
You are most welcome...That project and your work with it was most excellent!!!...thanks to all for the kind words...
That makes sense...and Yes, it can be very "messy" for novice. It is a dead give away where they learned...or "didn't learn"...LOL!!!:vs_laugh:...to use them......Jay, this ink pot was my project for a tool swap and I had the recipients name prior to starting and I knew he did not do the type of work that the "wet line" marker would produce.
(and it is quite messy in the hands of a novice).
Oh my...one of my favorite "academic" topic of research..."Layout Modalities through the millennia."...I had an "intense" conversation with a few fellows about the date of the "chalk" line that we use now and their argument was that the chalk line only came into use in the 20th Century...I just walked away and left them with their opinions...
That was brilliant and wise...Well done!!!...Not many of them could go "both ways."...I printed up an instruction sheet and source of supplies should the guy
ever want to convert it to the wet ink line in the future...
I'm reading it now...and was thinking of joining (?) or being more active there......
I hope you got to view the build story with the link to it on LumberJocks...