We are always looking for teachers! Classes are a great way to give back to the community. Send an email to [email protected], and we’ll get back to you to help get your class set up.
Instructor: Twin Cities Maker
Kumiko is an ancient Japanese woodcraft of creating intricate latticework with patterns all made by hand.
We will discuss the basic tools and jigs needed, how to measure and plan the Kumiko, and the construction of the Kumiko including the half-lap and mitsu-kude joints.
Approximate Class Timeline:
45min. Introductions and history of kumiko including some traditional patterns, discussion of tools and usage
15min discussion of kumiko (how to measure, sizing)
30min intro to the dozuki and cutting jig (How to use the jigs, practice cutting)
2 1/2 hrs Creating/Making a kumiko pattern or two
About the Instructor:
Vince Cook is the owner/builder/designer of WilliamSon Custom Furniture and Chops Finely. He works out of his studio in Brainerd, creating fine furniture, cabinetry and handcrafted kitchenware. Building on a life-long woodworking hobby and drawing inspiration from classwork at North Benett Street School in Boston, he builds custom pieces that reflect the beauty in natural wood, craftsmanship and creative design.