This time too, We carve with a single sharp chisel.
The patterns we work on are ``Kemanmon'' and ``Gobousei.''
``Kemanmon'' is a pattern of the curly hair on the body of a ``Karajishi(唐獅子)''.
The ``Gogosei' is a pattern that has been passed down as a talisman to ward off evil spirits in Onmyo-do, and has a deep connection with Seimei Abe(安倍晴明) an onmyoji from the Heian period.
This is common to all patterns, but unless you carve while matching the characteristics of the wood you are carving, you will not be able to carve it beautifully. If you carve while feeling the resistance of the wood, you will also be able to understand the nature of the wood. Get into the habit of carving while feeling it.
Use carbon paper to trace the swastika pattern and pentagram onto a postcard-sized wooden board. The sketch can be downloaded from here (PDF of Kemanmon and Gobosei) , so please use it.
1. How to carve Kemanmon
This time, we carve the Keiman pattern using two different carving methods.
For pattern 1, make a cut on the outside of the crescent shape with the sharp chisel, and use it to carve a curved surface that curves outward so that the cuts intersect . Make the cut at the red line, and make the cut gradually deeper in the direction of the arrow.
By carving the carving several times at different angles, an outwardly curving surface is created within the crescent shape.
For pattern 2, make an incision on the inside of the crescent shape with the sharp chisel, and use it to carve a curved surface that curves inward so that the cuts intersect . Make the cut at the red line, and make the cut gradually deeper in the direction of the arrow.
By carving the carving several times at different angles, an inwardly curving surface is created within the crescent shape.
Finish both pattern 1 and pattern 2 so that the curved surfaces are smooth.
2. How to carve Gobosei
Make a cut on the outside of the star with the sharp chisel, and carve the cross section on the slope so that it intersects with this cut. Make the cuts at a constant depth in the yellow line, and make the cuts gradually deeper in the direction of the arrow in the red line.
Even the intricate parts are finished neatly with the edge of the sharp chisel.
How to carve patterns
- From the lattice to the scales
- Asanoha and Sayagata
- Seigaiha and Sippo-Tsunagi
- Higaki and Kumikikko
- Mimasu-Tsunagi and Mimasu-Chirashi
- Bundo-Tsunagi and Tatewaku
- Yamajimon and Misujidate
- Kemanmon and Gobosei ←Current page displayed
- Chidori and Chidori-Goshi
- Nejiume (Twisted plum)
- Kikubishi and Yaegiku
- Ichimatsu and Sankuzushi
- Kikko and Yagasuri