Tag Archives: Illustrating

Binding the Past for the Future

Over the past several years I have accumulated quite a few design drawings. Some of the early ones are pretty rough and over the years I have been playing with the style that I use. Dabbling with color and trying … Continue reading

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Kanna Fabrication Notes-with Notes

After reading a few of the comments from my last post it is clear that I should have added a little background information pertaining to the drawings that I posted on kanna fabrication.  I’ve been so immersed in this subject … Continue reading

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Kanna Fabrication Notes

I didn’t feel like working in the shop the last few days.  I put my creative efforts to work at the drawing board, instead. Trying to find detailed instructions for fabricating a kanna dai is challenging.  There is a decent … Continue reading

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HB Hobby Tansu #1-Part 5

Once more unto the breach…. In yesterday’s post I blathered on about how I had redesigned the scroll detail and how it was much better than the original iteration.  I went on to post drawings to back up my claims … Continue reading

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HB Hobby Tansu #1-Part 4

The more I looked at the scroll detail that I designed the less I liked it.  It’s still a viable pattern, but I don’t feel that it reflects the overall aesthetic that I’m going for.  It has more of a … Continue reading

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HB Hobby Tansu #1-Part 2

The design drawings are complete and I believe that I have all of the joinery elements worked out.  As I said in Part 1, the joinery is fairly simple.  Consisting primarily of dados and finger joints. The overall proportional layout.

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Japanese Toolbox-Progress 1A

Almost all of the drawings that I post here on my blog are based upon proportions.  I like using proportions because it makes scaling a project far easier.  I did the same with the Japanese Toolbox project.  I approached this … Continue reading

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