看看中国传统木匠Chinese traditional carpenter手艺活Wood Art是怎样做出来的

看看中国传统木匠Chinese traditional carpenter手艺活Wood Art是怎样做出来的


So we finished to wax it. May not wax it very well. But it is not a big deal. Let me assemble it first. Then we can use heat gun to make wax melted and it will be fine. We are going to flip it over. Here come 2 of my apprentices. One is this younger one. Another is holding recorder. Let’s assemble it. Once it get assembled, then don’t disassemble it. The joints will be loosen if come back and forth. As I remember, we made 22 videos for making this. Every video is about 30 minutes, give or take. Our videos have not been cut. How we show you in the video is how we record it. This is our first video. Why? I want to show you a full picture first. Then I will show you hwo to make this decoration. And how do I process different parts and detail. Then viewers will have better understand of first video. Let’s get it started. It can be disassembled piece by piece. This work I made has about 40 holes along with the edge. If you use it regularly, I guaranty that it can last for generations. But if you use it for heavy duty job, like how my apprentice who is holding camera, it won’t last long. That’s for sure. Let’s start to assemble. The parts I made won’t fit for wrong position. Why? Hand made stuff is not like machine made stuff. Machine process everything the same. Same parts fit different position. Should be this one. Let’s assemble 2 ends and put it aside. Okay, it is done. Don’t make it fall. Leave it. There will be a problem in future. What is the problem? We assemble it now. If you want to disassemble it after years, it won’t be easy. Here is another one. Let’s put it here. Watch it and don’t let it fall. Let’s use wood as cushion. Put this in the middle. Let me check this. This side faces outside. Put pieces of wood in the middle. Their height are different. Change this one. Great. It is okay. Hold it. I assemble another one when you hold it. Now we can assemble this down here. Let’s assemble the middle one first. It is not easy to assemble. This is the one. Align with the holes. Yes, that hole. Good. Hold it. Press it a little bit when hold it. Exactly. Press it inward. I will hammer it when you press. You press it too hard. It is tricky. Now, I am assebling this side. Let me check which side to face inside. It is really heavy. I am okay. You keep holding that. You see all the white spots. Those are waxes. Because, newly applied wax is thick. Today, we are going to make a great video. Why? This apprentice, the one holds recorder, is a professional. He works for movie studio. He learned photography before. Now this side. Switch it, Yes. Push it into the hole. Take time. Don’t rush. Let’s move this buffer. Don’t rush. Let me make some room so you can take it away. Let me take away this one. Good. Let’s insert the parts to all the holes. We need to wobble somehow. There are so many holes. All sides need to be matched. Check this side. This side is missed. Now, next move may be sort of ugly. We will drop it. Let’s do it. Tough work requires tough move. We need a bigger hammer. We need to drop this side too. Here is a piece of wood in the way. That’s all it needs. Don’t push it too hard. Go and stand on the table. Then hammer it. Don’t rush. Yes, stand on it. That is easier. Hold it. Go. Go. Go. Okay, that side. Push it when you hammer. Good. It is okay. Keep going. Good. One more. This side. Good. Give it to me. Come down. You need to stay. I need you to go up and hammer again if it doesn’t work. We will drop it to make its leg fully assembled. We need to flip it over and make legs to face down. We will assemble the heads. Then I will haul it up. Give the recorder to somebody else. Call Ben ben. We three are going to do it. You hold the recorder. Yes. Let’s flip it outward. Okay, slow down. Lift it. Lift it. Make it stand on the ground. Just bump it this way and the joints will be tight. Move to the side. Good. Great. Bring the recorder. Look at this. No better way to deal with this. It is wax. Mainly because of the cold weather. It just needs a little heat. Let’s assemble the heads. Sir, wait a second, let me do a closeup for the heads. I’ll do closeup for the hook-tenon. You can walk along that side and I will assmble from this side. Here we are assembling heads. Ben ben is walking around the table. Sir, please turn that head around. Let’s see the docking parts with the tenons. Here, you see. I think this kind of design is really useful. See, you put them in. We should use some clothes as protection. Whatever, this wood is firm enough. I can guaranty that I can hold the head to lift the whole table. See. It is super tough. No move at all. Check this side. I will assemble this side. Wax is all over the place. Where is the heat gun. Let’s heat it up. Heat these white spots. Heat those white spots. Call Ben ben when finish heating. Give it to me. See this. Well, it is what it is. It takes a while for this gun to warm up itself. What a bargain you bought. It won’t happen if you bought a better gun. Okay, It is warm. Just in a few days, You will see wood patina. See. It looks much better now. This table is not level. Use something to make it level. Maybe some wood chips. Yes. Check if this wood chip fits. Give me a screw driver. Can you intert it in? Okay. This is front side. Technically, it is not front. Because there is no front or back side. Let’s move it outward so you can record it from the other side. Okay, move it. Then we can remove the screwdriver. Let’s move to the other side so Ben ben can record from this side. Then mission acomplished. Let’s hold the frame. 1,2,3 go. It is really heavy. Let’s move that way further. So he has more room. Okay. It is level on this side. The floor is not level. That is the point. Put something underneath the leg. Well, don’t do it too hard. This table, see, has a lot of prints. I can jump on it when I was young. Now, I am too old to do it. Give it a try. Give me a break. Ask Ben ben to do it. Look at this. This work cost me more than 10 hours. The decoration is too complecated. You take over the recorder from Ben ben. Let him show up in the video. You deserve to show your face in the video. I show my face in last video. That’s not enough. Come on. Hold the recorder. Come on, switch it. Save your words. It is okay as long as you hold it steady. Don’t rush. How is it. Hello everyone. Here is our hero behind the scene. Damn, you are good. I can do it as well. Just need a whip to be like riding a horse. Give it to my wife. After you sitting on it, gaps between parts are narrower. We can also try to drop it again. But it is for personal use. We won’t do it. Now it is good enough. So it is done. This my 6th apprentice. And he is my 11th apprentice. Now I have 15 apprentice. No, it is 14. 14. Pang pang is last one. Total is 14. I want to say it again. I have my own website. If you have questions about this table or decoration or anything that I made. Just check my website. Besides the website, I also have QQ group. Ben ben, can that QQ group accept more people? Unfortunately no. That group has 2000 people. And it has about 1500 to 1600 turn over. Too many people want to join the group. Anyway, if you have question, just check the website. You can ask me there. After all, I don’t know which part you don’t understand if you don’t ask. My apprentices can also answer your questions. I will help if they can’t answer. Check out this surface. This surface is well polished. This is not processed by belt sander. We don’t have that machine. It is absolutely even. Well, may be “absolutely” is too much. Okay. Ben ben, you have anything to say? No. Anyway, this is the first video. Well, that’s it. It is all about this table. It is finished. We talked about all the mortise and tenons. It is not easy. Well, anything else? Almost done. I recorded all the details. You can see all the gaps are nearly gone. Well, it can’t be that perfect. After all, it is made by hand. Hand made is not like machine made. For this table, you can’t switch the same looking parts to different sides. That is impossible. Hand made stuff have slightly differences. Content of next video is to be determined. We have 22 videos for making this. We can make videos for the little pen box. Somebody is looking forward to it. We are making this for fun. It is not harmful to teach everybody. This is the end of this video. Good bye!

5 thoughts on “看看中国传统木匠Chinese traditional carpenter手艺活Wood Art是怎样做出来的

  1. I really enjoy this videos. I want to ask, are you planning to add English subtitles any time soon? I want understand what the master is explaining.

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