Jigs for Kumiko Woodworking


Jigs for Kumiko Woodworking

Make a set of jigs to simplify kumiko woodworking, a Japanese-style process that results in intricate, geometric patterns.

Meeting Times
  1. Tue, 4/9/2024 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  2. Thur, 4/11/2024 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  3. Tue, 4/16/2024 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Tue, 4/9/2024 - Tue, 4/16/2024


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Class, Has Prerequisite

Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio

General Woodworking


Make a set of jigs that will help you create screens, trivets or other projects that feature kumiko, a technique of assembling wooden pieces into intricate, interlocking geometric patterns without nails.

You will use the table saw, bandsaw, router, and sanders to make your jigs, which you can take home or bring back to BARN to make your own kumiko projects.

You may also wish to sign up for a class that uses these jigs to make several kumiko pieces with different traditional patterns. Learn more and register here.


You will make five jigs that help ensure accurate cuts:

  • A cutting block
  • A planing jig
  • Three double-ended jigs for cutting 45- and 67.5-degree angles, 30- and 60-degree angles, and 22.5- and 67.5-degree angles


A $90 materials fee, included in the cost of the class, covers everything you need.


Class Policies

  • Ages 14 and up are welcome.

  • Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid dangling jewelry and clothing. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Paul Kury

Paul Kury studied woodworking at Lonnie Bird’s School of Fine Woodworking in Dandridge, Tenn., and has been an active woodworker for more than 40 years. His preference is 18th-century furniture. Paul also volunteers as a woodworking safety monitor at BARN.

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