This starter kit includes everything you need to make a 5"x5" asa-no-ha pattern. The only tools you need to provide are sharp chisel or block plane and a fine tooth hand saw.
You will get 3 jigs (22.5º, 45º, and 67.5º) with adjustable stop blocks, basswood strips (1/8" x 1/2"), and step by step instructions with helpful tips. As soon as you place your order, you will receive an email including the PDF instruction manual so you can review it as your kit is being shipped to you. There is also a hardcopy included in the kit.
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Already have the jigs? You can find the precut pieces here.
Need more strips? Find them here.
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Great couples activity
I bought two so my husband and I can make them together. It was a really fun date night activity and we both enjoyed it!
Very high quality
I recently purchased this Kumiko kit and I was thoroughly impressed by the quality of the materials and the clear instructions provided. The finished product turned out beautifully!
Patience is key
While the Kumiko kit provided all the materials needed and the instructions were clear, I found the process to be a bit tedious and time-consuming. However, the finished product was still impressive and I would recommend this kit to those who enjoy intricate woodworking projects and have the patience to complete them.
I was nervous
I was nervous about trying kumiko but this really demystified the process and broke everything down to simple steps. I highly recommend if you're thinking about trying it.
You don't need much experience
I don't have that much woodworking experience but I still had a fun. time with this kit and completed the pattern. The Kumiko kit is suitable for both beginners and experienced woodworkers. Just make sure your chisel is sharp.