Prepping for Performance



I’ve got a visit upcoming at Popular Woodworking, where we will make two videos — Traditional Japanning and Simple French Parquetry (at least those are the working titles).  For the past couple weeks I’ve been preparing the dozen or so samples I need for the japanning video, readying a sample for each step of the process so we can proceed cooking-show style.


Not necessarily scintillating, but necessary, and, for me, fun.  The japanning topic is a hige one, and by the time you include the historical context it might take several hours to get it across.  I’m guessing they won’t let it be that long.