Thursday, August 13, 2009

down to the hard part


Or perhaps tedious would be more accurate. The wedges in each tenon need to be sanded flush. I first cut the wedges close to the tenon ends using a Japanese dozuki saw with very fine teeth. Then, with coarse sandpaper glued to a thin strip of wood, I sand the ends and shape them slightly and then switch to a finer grit. You will see the results in the finished tables. To make something of beauty and meaning is to act in the preservation of human culture.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Work like that can't be rushed. The tedious part is a form of meditation if you get your mind into it.

Mario

Doug Stowe said...

You rush things and you mess things up. I have a new idea for shaping the ends of the tenons that I will try later today.

Maggie said...

These look absolutely gorgeous and your patience and care will be more than evident in the finished pieces, I have no doubt (they already are!). Beautiful work!