This time, I explain how to carve Kikko and Yagasuri.
Kikko is a pattern made up of regular hexagons, and it got its name from its resemblance to the shell of a turtle.
Yagasuri is a pattern based on the shape of arrow feathers(矢羽).
This pattern can be carved with a single sharp chisel.
Using carbon paper, trace Kikko and Yagasuri onto a postcard-sized wooden board. Please use the sketches, which can be downloaded from here (PDF for Kikko and Yagasuri) .
1. How to carve Kikko
First, make a cut in the blue line on the outside of the hexagon, and carve a slope in the yellow part so that it intersects with the cut.
The cross section look like this:
Next, carve the inner hexagon in the same way.
It is completed with beautiful carving down to the details.
2. How to carve Yagasuri
The carving methods are divided into black feather and white feather. By alternating the two carving methods, the pattern has a three-dimensional feel.
How to carve a black feather arrow
The green line cuts deeper toward the arrow (deeper towards the inside), and the red line cuts at a constant depth. For the black feather part, carve a slope so that it intersects with the cut.
The cross section will be as follows.
How to carve a white feather arrow
The green line cuts deeper toward the arrow (deeper towards the outside), and the red line cuts at a constant depth. For the white part, carve a slope so that it intersects with the notch.
The cross section is as follows.
The area where the black feathers and white feathers meet is difficult to carve, but don't lose your concentration until the end and try to finish it as neatly as possible.
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
- Chidori and Chidori-Goshi
- Nejiume (Twisted plum)
- Kikubishi and Yaegiku
- Ichimatsu and Sankuzushi
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