Making Kumiko

The board

Even the finest of work begins with the roughest of operations.

In order to make a batch of kumiko for a handful of cherry blossom projects, a five foot length of Alaskan Yellow Cedar needed to be sawed by hand into several hundred pieces.

Pencil lines for the saw to follow

Sawing along the pencil lines

Long, rough strips, freshly sawn

The long strips were cut into these more manageable lengths, each containing five kumiko

More sawing to come…

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