Post by Fukumitsu Noriatsu on Sept 4, 2014 19:37:43 GMT -5
Lash-dono has asked me to make a kyousoko to be taken to events. So, I thought I would post progress pics and descriptions for anyone interested. So this is the style that Lash-dono really likes, and that we will be replicating.
The table is going to 15 inches high and at least 18 inches long, these are the dimensions that work the best for Lash-dono. The legs are going to be the trickiest part of this rest. Luckily we have a cnc machine at work that's going to do most of the work for me. So, mostly all I'll have to do is create the round over for the outside edges, and make the inside cutouts pointier. Here is a photo of a leg hot off the cnc.
I think it looks pretty cool. That's as far as I've got so far, more photos will follow soon.
Post by Fukumitsu Noriatsu on Sept 20, 2014 17:53:26 GMT -5
Thought I would write up a summary for anyone interested. The rest is built completely out of poplar, the top is 1 1/4" thick x 7 3/8" wide and 25" long. The legs are 1" thick and 13 3/4" tall. On this prototype I fastened everything together with screws and glue, meaning I had to finish the legs and cross piece assembled, in order to make it look like one piece. This made it more difficult to sand and spray. For the rest of the rests I am making, I will use splines and dowels so I can glue and put things together after everything is finished. I primed it, and then sanded with 320, 400, and wet sanded with 600. I top coated the rest using a polyester resin based polyurethane. This type of finish is very tough and chemical resistant. All in all, I had a lot of fun putting this together. If anyone is interested in ordering one, I charge $65 for an unfinished one, and $75 for a painted one.
Post by Fukumitsu Noriatsu on Sept 22, 2014 20:57:00 GMT -5
Thank you! And it's not really a waste thing as much as I think it's more of a hassle than it's worth. I would have to mill the shoulders on the cross piece, which means a couple of passes on table saw. Whereas it's really easy to rig up a jig to drill holes for dowels. I have a biscuit jointer that I will use for the top and bottom of the legs.
For reducing dust in your finish, if you can kind of clear out a corner and hang a tarp with just enough of a gap to walk through without disturbing it. This will give you a makeshift spray booth. Then just before you're ready to spray, spritz the walls and floor lightly with water in a spritz bottle. This should kind of lock the dust down. And then make sure it's tack wiped really well. When I spray gloss, sometimes I'll tack wipe 2 or three times.
Post by Ii Katsumori on Oct 29, 2014 16:42:35 GMT -5
This looks really good. I may need to get you dimensions for one we just saw at the Shosoin exhibition and see if you could help out. It is straight in body, but longer. If you are still taking commissions, there may be a couple of us who are interested. It is from the Nara period and was used in *front* of the person, it seems, rather than behind.
Post by Fukumitsu Noriatsu on Oct 29, 2014 18:36:57 GMT -5
Thank you for the compliments Ii Katsumori-dono. I am still taking commissions, and am looking forward to working with you. If you have pictures, dimensions, and the type of finish you want, we can get the ball rolling. Also if you want anything special, like your crest painted on or anything else, let me know.