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.


  1. Anonymous6:11 AM

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


  2. 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.

  3. 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!