September 2020 Virtual Meeting – Kumiko

The September presentation will explain what kumiko is, give examples of how it can be used, and demonstrate how it’s made. Tom Howorth will step through the entire process and show the tools and jigs that he uses. In addition, he willl provide a list of references for those that would like to learn more. Kumiko is a delicate and sophisticated technique of assembling wooden pieces without the use of nails. Thinly slit wooden pieces are grooved, punched and mortised, and then fitted individually using a plane, saw, chisel and other tools to make fine adjustments. The technique was developed in Japan in the Asuka Era (600-700 AD), and has since been refined and passed down through generations of craftsmen who are passionate about the tradition of Kumiko.

Zoom invitations will be sent to all club members via email.

For more information about Tom, please check out his website.