I have never been a fan of Japanese culture. However, I was always struck by the beauty of the work of ancient Japanese artists. Thanks to their works, I decided to create this piece of furniture. We will need it for making it:
- Plywood (4 and 8 im).
- Threads (Diameter from 1 to 2.5 mm).
- Artificial cherry twig.
- Thin wire, less than 1 mm in diameter.
- Watercolor paints.
- Lacquer impregnation for wood.
- Hand jigsaw.
- Milling machine or a regular flat file.
- Hot-melt glue.
To begin with, thick plywood 8 mm we saw; 4 segments (2- 23 cm long and 2- 30 cm long). The width of all segments will be equal to 2.5 cm. These segments will be the frame of our panel. We process sections of the future frame with a file and sandpaper. Next, retreat from each edge of the segments 2.5 cm and 5 cm from the edges and draw the segments. Next, using a file or a milling machine, we remove exactly half the thickness of the plywood in the place that we have limited to lines. And we get the grooves with which the frame will be assembled.
So, we protect the grooves with emery paper and glue the frame. At the time when the frame is glued, we measure the length and width of the rectangle, which is obtained inside the frame and reducing these indicators 0.5-0.8 cm, cut out the resulting rectangle of plywood 4 mm thick. I will call this rectangle a basis later. Now it's time to select the image that will be based on. I found this background image on the Internet and added samurai and hieroglyphs to it. In the process of drawing up the image, I decided that the samurai should be more voluminous. And therefore we cut it separately from 4 millimeter plywood. We mark the places for future holes, we will have lacing through them. To do this, draw segments that will be located at a distance of 0.5 cm from the inner edges of the frame. We deviate from the edges of the base by 0.5 see and also draw segments. And at the corners of the resulting rectangle mark the first four serifs for future holes.Further from any serif we begin to recede approximately on 1,5 cm, putting serifs. When all the serifs are marked on the base, it will be necessary to position it approximately in the middle of the frame and, on the segments drawn on the frame, mark the serifs. We do it in the following way: the serifs on the frame should be marked so that it is located approximately between two serifs on the base. And one more important detail: the number of serifs on the base must match the number of serifs on the frame. If all serifs are marked, then. It is time to drill holes in their places with a 3 mm drill. The next stage. Using copying paper or handing the image onto the base. Thus, we get a simple coloring. You can paint with any colors, but I recommend using either acrylic paints or watercolor.
When the drawing is dry,You will need to cover it with oil varnish. By doing this, I pursued two goals. First, give the picture the effect of antique paper. And secondly, give the picture shine. So that the paints do not smudge, you need to give the pattern a day to dry. I don’t really like the color of plywood, so I decided to varnish the frame, which imitates the color of mahogany. I covered in two layers. Now it's time to glue the samurai to the base. To make it look even more convex, I pasted 3 small pieces behind it, which I cut off from the wooden ruler.
It's time for the last stage. It is necessary to connect the frame and the base. First we cut off a string 1-1.5 meters long. It is also necessary to cut a 10 cm segment from the wire and bend it in half, and in the place of the fold insert and clamp one end of the thread. So we got a kind of needle. Tie a knot at the other end of the thread. To start the lacing,You need to place the base around the middle of the frame.
(So that each edge of the base is approximately at equal distances on the inner sides of the frame). Now, the needle is pulled through the hole in the lower right corner from the back side of the base. Next, we pull the needle through the hole in the frame from the outside. And again through the hole of the base from the back side. And thus it is necessary to go through 5 holes on the base and 5 holes on the frame (If it is not clear, then we lace up relative to the lower right corner of the base). Now again we cut 1-1.5 meters of thread and do the same, but from the upper left corner of the base. And lace up. This is necessary so that any edge of the base is not too strongly drawn to the frame. Try to keep an equal distance between the base and the frame.If you notice that you have pulled the base too much, then it is better to disengage the lacing and start over. When both the right and left sides will be strung together with 5 holes on the frame and the base, then you lace the corners in any order to the end. If the thread is over, then there is nothing to worry about. Simply cut a new one, tie a small knot at the end and continue the lacing further. When you're done, use hot glue to secure the ends of the threads on the back of the frame or the base. Now we cross-tie all four corners of the frame with the same threads. And the ends are also fastened with hot melt glue. At this stage, you can stop, but it seemed to me that the frame looks a bit empty. So I bought an artificial sakura twig and installed it on the frame with the help of hot melt glue. Here is our panel and ready. It can serve as a good gift to any person. And if someone of your friends is engaged in martial arts, then instead of a samurai you can make a fighter of the kind of sport that you require. "style =" max->"