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Small andon(行灯ー小)

Finished two smaller andon lanterns for Mariko yesterday afternoon. Apart from a very belated Christmas present, I wanted to check some joinery ideas I had. I’ve seen the andon lanterns made in Japan, and I wasn’t very happy with how they were made, so I wanted to try a few different things with these. Apart from a couple of minor adjustments, mainly for ease of work flow, the processes worked out quite well.

But the most important thing is that Mariko is happy.

Gallery shots can be found here.

Swan visit

We had a visit to the lake out the back by a black swan this afternoon. Normally they come in pairs, but this is the first time I’ve seen one by itself. Obviously it must have said something bad to its partner.

Beautiful creatures.


Andon lantern completed

Finished the lantern yesterday afternoon, and it is now safely secured in the lounge room waiting for Mariko’s stamp of approval.

Gallery photos and details can be found here.