Hillbilly Tsuitate Screen-Part 5

I didn’t manage as much shop time this weekend as I had hoped.  The original plan was to have this project completed by Sunday evening.  Alas, I came up a little short, but I’m close.

Over the course of the week I spent a little time each evening adding the uzukuri treatment to all of the pieces.  Each piece took about an hour to complete using the uzukuri “brushes”, gouges, file and sandpaper.  Why all of the extra implements?  I decided to go for a deep texture of these pieces.  While it is possible to create a deep texture with just the uzukuri “brushes”, the addition of other the other tools speeds up the process.



I did manage to complete the textural treatment on all of the pieces.  I also was able to apply a coat of Tried and True Original to the pieces as well.  The addition of the oil will make the piece a little easier to dust and it brought out the color of the wood just as I wanted.



The weather is supposed to turn cold for the next few days so I’m not sure when I’ll manage to get this screen assembled.  Hopefully, I can call it done before the end of the week.

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10 Responses to Hillbilly Tsuitate Screen-Part 5

  1. Pingback: Hillbilly Tsuitate Screen-Part 4 | GREG MERRITT – BY MY OWN HANDS

  2. Enjoyed reading about your “uzukuri” process and had to refer back to your previous posts to see what the heck it is! Reminds me a little bit of a technique popular in the 70’s for Redwood. Instead of the fancy brush you’d use a propane torch to prepare the wood and then wire brush! Same effect though as the hard/soft layers of the wood scraped away differently much like your more refined technique. This was popular for fireplace mantles — given enough beer/wine to accompany the process we’d embellish the surface even more by heating up nails, screws, bolts, whatever and burn those into the wood as well. Thanks for the flashback!

    • Greg Merritt says:

      Thanks John! There is a Japanese technique as you describe. Shou sugi ban, I think is the correct term. I’m not all that familiar with it. Thanks for the info. Funny how things like this come around again and again.

  3. Wesley Beal says:

    Looking good, as expected!

  4. Derek Long says:

    I’m still amazed at the effect of the uzukuri. Very dramatic.

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  6. I think you’ve done a fantastic job on this I also like the knot tieing omg is this how you spell it.

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