Talented Vancouver Island photographer
Jordan Wende stopped in at the Island Forge in mid-July to document the atmosphere and some of the work going on. In this installment of the series, several views of the shiageba at rest.
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Polishing, Fittings, & Lacquering
Togi oke (polishing bucket) after a long polishing session.
Antler kake (sword rack) with base made of antique driftwood from Japan.
Wide angle view of the main floor, shelf, workbench, and polishing stones mid-clean up.
Togi dai and wooden tools for hand polishing with natural waterstones.
Well-worn hammer with scraps of wood and shavings from a current project.
Edo period wakizashi tsuka with samegawa ray skin wrapping used as a study piece.
Various files, kiri, and a saw resting on the floor level saw horse for making saya.
Wide angle view of the loft with seasoned Magnolia wood blanks, carving benches, and tool shelves.
View across through open doors of the kajiba, charred Cypress siding.
View from the pasture with kajiba in the background.
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