BCM Maker Faire

I’ll be at the Boston Children’s Museum this coming Saturday to participate in the Maker Faire.

As part of the preparation for that, I have made a few joinery models, including these two splicing joints:

The models, of four in total, were commissioned by the Museum for the purposes of educating children about Japanese carpentry. Part of the challenge for me was to make them just loose enough to allow for ready assembly and disassembly.

The shorter of the two splices, or tsugi-te, is a simple twin stub tenon affair, ni-mai mechigai hozo tsugi:

The longer one is an archaic form of half-lapped gooseneck, koshi-kake-kama-tsugi:

Partial separation reveals the intersections of the parts more clearly:

More separation, without anxiety:

Another view:

How about one more for good measure?:

I’ll also be bringing along examples of work-in-progress, like this cabinet drawer, a sliding door with latticework, and so forth:

I also plan to display some of my Japanese hand tools.

If you’re in the area and have a moment to spare, please do drop the Maker Faire by and say ‘hello’.

All for now – thanks for visiting the Carpentry Way. Part II is to follow.

10 Replies to “BCM Maker Faire”

  1. Jonathan,

    It might become a yearly event, judging by how many applicants there were for booth space, so perhaps we'll catch you sometime later? Appreciate your interest.


  2. Julie,

    thanks – I'll be posting up a follow-up on the event shortly.

    Appreciate you asking about us. Baby is slowly gaining weight, nearing one month of age, and mama gets almost no sleep of late due to feeding regimen. We're looking forward to getting through the current phase of around-the-clock nursing.


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