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Jioh Kang

Nationality: South Korea
Course: Furniture Making & Restoration
Program: One Year Course
Period: Jan. 14, 2019 - Jul. 26, 2019

Place of Birth Seoul, raised in Lantau, 2 years at Interlochen, 6months a Crimee, and 2.5 years at Ecouen. Pursued the basics of Fine Arts education. Now, based in Firenze learning furniture making and restoration.

Oct. 30, 2019 | Posted in Furniture Making & Restoration, Blog , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Jioh Kang | Course: Furniture Making and Restoration

Furniture Making vol.10 (One-year 2019 – Jioh)

Wood carving lessons. To understand the basic of wood joints, there are few methods to be used. First basic joint is half lap. Cut half of the front 2-3cm part of the wooden stick and collapse together.
Box joint is a zigzagged square teeth. For example, 8cm width wood board, mark 2cm meter gaps and cut out the inverses to create a joint.
Dovetail joint is the strongest and enduring joint. All the joints could be done by using the machine but the challenge with Renato is to learn how to make everything by hand.

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Learn how to engrave the wood sticks used for picture frames.
Thickness of the 3cm by 3cm wood block 12cm long. Find the center by drawing a x. Mark the half line of depth and 2cm gaps. The dots shouldn’t be parallel, has to be tilting one after the other. Draw the connecting lines. Use hot glue gun to attach the wooden block on to the supporting wood.

Furniture Making blog

Furniture Making blog

First use the handed blade to soften the sharp edges. The arm should be attached to the abdominal part to control the power. Fix the shoulder and only move the arm gently up and down. Watch out not to shave the wood too much. Once the edge becomes round, use the chisel to control the thickness of lines and depth. Follow the line and control the movement to gently shave the wood.

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Revisit to varnished vase plate. I’ve decided to shape the plate in oval. To shape the plate, I used the handsaw to cut out the shape. To clean the rough edges, I used a long flat metal file. Once it’s done, use rough and fine sandpapers to smoothen the edges.

Furniture Making blog

Furniture Making blog

Art visit
Borgo di Santa Croce
It’s a street filled with Palazzos after Palazzos. One of my favorites is the casa Vasari. The house was donated by the Medici’s family to honor him and he painted beautiful frescoes all over the house.

Borgo Allegri: meaning by the neighborhood of the happy ones in Italian. Back in the 13th century, Cimabue’s studio was located in Borgo Allegri and Charles d’Anjou visited the area represented the beauty of Firenze. Vasari was impressed by this avantgarde idea and understanding of feasta through mess. The true happiness could only exist where all the beautiful and ugly skins are bare.

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Jewelry Making vol.5 (Summer 2019 – mariko)

◼️9日間の夏休みが終わりました!! 近隣の国を旅行したり、ローマやミラノまで足を伸ばしたりと盛りだくさんの毎日で…
Language:   Reporter: Mariko KATO
Course: Jewelry

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Furniture Making vol.11 (One-year 2019 – Jioh)

Another engraving method. As I have used the handed blades…
Language:   Reporter: Jioh Kang
Course: Furniture Making and Restoration

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Painting Drawing vol.16 (One-year 2019 – Kristin)

Something New This week has been a huge come-down of ener…
Language:   Reporter: Kristin FIORVANTI
Course: Painting and Drawing

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