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Jioh KANG

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

I have two years of experience in working at a wood shop. My motivation to join the Accademia was to expand my knowledge of craftsmanship and to accomplish the master course. I see the incredible value of furniture design because there are no longer many carpenters as we've had in the past. Due to the advancement of factories and the machinery, there is no longer the beauty of fitted furniture which made me started to question.

Sep. 30, 2019 | Posted in Furniture Making & Restoration, Blog , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Jioh KANG | Course: Furniture Making & Restoration

Furniture Making & Restoration vol.3 (One-Year Course – Jioh)

Jewelry Design blog
As the flower plates has been glued with animal glue, gently peel off the newspaper. To complete to remove the surface, soak a sponge in hot water to easily remove the animal glue. Gently sub the surface with a sponge and be careful not to bath the sheet too much. If the sheet is too damp, the sheet would no longer be smooth and flat. Humidity easily affects the condition of woods. Once the surface is clean, use small grains of sandpapers to gently smoothen the surface. It is very important to completely clean the animal glue off the surfaces. The residue of glue will affect adhesive result.

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To transfer the sheet on a thicker plate, apply the animal glue on the cleaned surface and attach on a b Once the other newspaper side of the plate is facing upwards, use the thick masking tape to prevent plate from curling.

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Extended explanation of vase cut process.
Once all the pieces for the vase has been cut off, use the masking tape to fix the negative and positive frames together. Before applying vinyl glue to attach, it’s important to roughen the surface of the wood plate and lay down to be glued. To ensure its flatness, lay the plate in between thicker wood board and use clamps to put on the pressure.

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As a continuation and practice of inlay methods, I have developed to make another plate. Rose Design, fairly less complicated than the previous patterns. I am getting more familiar with the use of hand saw as I continue the practice in studio and during independent study hours.

Animal glue solid forms. Animal glue; bone glues are only used for wood and reactive to heat & water.

Interior Design blog

Interior Design blog

I went to Uffizi on Thursday afternoon, the daunting scale of space has got me slipped away from time. Fascinated for hours, each corridor as I pass by, and endless rooms filled with magnificent sight of sculptures & painting.
Marble sculptures could only be extremely elegant by artist’s knowledge of his strength to the marble. I admire the smoothness and visual proportional beauty of its weight.

Interior Design blog

Interior Design blog

Interior Design blog

Interior Design blog

The religious context of paintings always fascinates me by individual’s distinctive style. Same roots of the story to be told yet different visual and emotions to be moved.

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