Kumiko Box

I made this box for my kitty.

It's a small box so I decided to try Metsubushi Hon-neji Kagome Kumiko (The following are some variations of Kagome Kumiko).

There is actually an even harder variation that you slice the vertical pieces into 3 pieces so you can make a heavy chamfer on the pieces but that's something way beyond my capability (maybe one day).

Anyways, at least I was able to cut pieces that I can assemble (these things are hard to assemble) so I'm happy with it.  I also used curly maple(Tiger maple) because my kitty name was Tiger.



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Splinter, Thank you but not Wow but Meow.

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What a great looking box, I’m so sorry to hear you lost Tiger. You just keep getting better at your design as well as your craftsmanship. I’m sure you won’t mind if I copy the design of the top of this box. I try to avoid making things that are hard to dust, but this design is so beautiful I don’t care.

.................. John D....................

Really nice YRTi.

Gonna have to try some Kumiko one day, looks great.
Very nice box, YRTi! A nice resting place, but sorry for the need.

May you have the day you deserve!

my friend you hand tool skills just blow me away. once again incredible craftsmanship. great video also. you created a beautiful final resting place.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Dutchy, Thank you!

Awsum55, Thank you and I'm glad that you liked it that much!  I don't mind even if you make the same thing. As a matter of fact, the design of the Kumiko on the lid was actually heavily inspired by a Japanese craftsman Mr. Ohashi Riichi. You can google "大橋利一 箱" (Ohashi Riichi Box) to find some nice pictures for your future projects.

MikeB, Thank you and Kumiko is really fun! 

Dave, Thank you for the comment. She was so old so I knew I needed to make one sooner or later...  

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Thank you, Pottz! I sometimes do good job and sometimes not, haha!

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Fantastic and very beautiful! After watching the video….WOW!!!!
Thank you Dan, It was pretty complicated to me:)

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Another wonderful creation.    Great design,  love it.


Thank you Ron:)

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A very beautiful creation Yrti, the craftsmanship of your is amazing with the hand tools. Well Done.

Main Street to the Mountains

Wonderful craftsmanship, as always. A fitting tribute to Tiger. Well done!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

That looks awesome, I love the top pattern


Thank you guys!!!
Mos, I liked the pattern and I want to try it again but at the same time, I don't know if I really want to try it again, haha. It was hard.

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once again my beautiful friend let me just say you are way to humble for the talent you have. 🤗 im serious 😎

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Beautiful, the top detail is outstanding. Excellent job !!!
Thank you again, Pottz, haha and thank you, Mike:)

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