Category Archives: Sumitsubo-Sumi Pot

Build Yourself a Sumi Pot (Sumitsubo?)-Part 3

My little sumi pot is complete.  Over the last few days I added a couple of coats of Tried and True original finish and then finally a coat of paste wax to the outside surfaces.  I like the way it … Continue reading

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Build Yourself a Sumi Pot (Sumitsubo?)-Part 2

After a few hours of carving, actually let’s call it whittling because I wouldn’t call what I do carving, my sumitsubo is a little more refined.  It may actually look like a koi fish!  I would like to point out … Continue reading

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Build Yourself a Sumi Pot (Sumitsubo?)-Part 1

The sumitsubo, literally ink-pot, is a traditional Japanese layout tool.  It works much like a standard chalk line except that it uses ink in place of the chalk and the line is made of silk.  You can see several examples … Continue reading

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