Introduction: Kumiko Lantern
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Step 1: Make the Kumiko
The Kumiko is made out of basswood, the panels are 4 and a half.
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Step 2: The Legs and Stretchers
For the legs i cut it with the bandsaw and chiseled it with a mallet. Same as with the stretchers in the pictures above. You can do this with a table saw also.
The Legs are by 3/4 x 3/4 x 7 1/4. The cross Lap is 1/2 and you have to measure it with a ruler to mark it and cut it with the bandsaw.
If you don't understand the plans, here is a link that i used to make the lantern https://www.bikecitywoodworks.com/mini-shoji-lante...
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Step 3: Hot Glue the Kumiko With Paper
I just got a sheet of printed paper and cover one side and hot glued it for decoration.
use a real sheets for candles if you do put a candle in it.
Step 4: Put It Together!
When your finished, everything should be tightly fit. If not, just sand the stretchers and then you have your kumiko finished!