This workshop is an introduction to utilizing joinery in furniture making. Taeho has always wanted to have a workshop for furniture using complex joinery, and this bedside lamp frame has over 25 parts with over 50 complex joints. Then another 1,100 of the Kumiko parts. But students shouldn’t let these numbers be intimidating because all parts will be milled and cut to size by Taeho and jigs to do most of the joints with power tools. This workshop will teach how to make contour shapes, cut compound angles, and make numerous complex joinery, all with two power tools; the table saw and a router. The most importantly, the lecture on how to make joinery last to 1,000 years from 100 years of lifespan once the trees are cut down will fascinate every participant. If your goal is to use complex joinery in your furniture, this workshop will be the one!
*Taeho has also redesigned the panels on his newer version of this lamp to include a Kumiko design as to the traditional shoji panel.
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