Wood Carving

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  • Wood Carving

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Manpei Hotel & Icchodo

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Using logs that have been adequately aged (4-5 years), woodcrafters with years of experience choose select pieces and portions that make for fine furniture.

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Cutting out the perfect pieces using a band saw.

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Crafters use a Nankin wood plane to shape the adornments.

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Smoothing The crafters then smooth the wood, using a hand-held plane.

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Marking the Wood Using a marking pen, crafters mark the wood for carving mortise and tenon portions for joints.

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With a copper saw, crafters begin shearing the wood to make drawers.

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Kaurizawa Woodcrafter's technique requires the use of mortises and tenons to afix joints.

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In small areas where a plane can't be used, crafters use a small blade to shave the piece.

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Sculpting and Shaving  Crafters use several different types of planes to sculpt out and shave the legs and other pieces.

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Preliminary Assembly Before carving designs into the wood, the crafters first assemble the furniture to verify the fit and quality of the mortises and tenons.