2012년 4월 21일 토요일

A frame 'chige' - Korean traditional back-carrier



Literally translated as a 'back-carrier',
these simple wooden carrying frames
were originally used by farmers and workers to carry heavy loads,
but were soon adopted by United Nations troops.




Known to Americans as an 'A-frame' and to the British as a 'jiggy',
they were held by two ropes around the shoulders and armpits,
and were designed to hang the weight of the load on the shoulders
while the centre of gravity was lower on the back.
This design allowed the bearer to carry a heavy load while walking,
even on a steep gradient.







A frame remains under-utilized
by old country men in Korea.








2012년 4월 20일 금요일

Kuksa kolrosing


My pine burl kuksa looked bored.
Then I decide to inscribe some patterns.




But it has coarse texture.
The pattern should be consisted of
straight lines.




The infilling material is cinnamon powder.




With new tea spoon...




Country cottage and camping


I go to my country cottage on weekend.
Cut timbers that were removed,
and pile up under the floor as firewood.




The slated roof will be changed...
Then this cottage shows marked progress.




I find the materials of an A-frame carrier.
It can carry maximum burden on one's back.




This cottage is the style
that 1960's poor farmers house.
I'll reproduce the original to the utmost.




Coolfish, my camping bro, arrives
by his classic Royal Enfield motorcycle.




Camp site is established on
my vegetable garden.




Two campers, Jiwoo's father and Azzi,
participate this camping too.



2012년 4월 11일 수요일

Homemade Golok


I want to make a machete always.
But I fouled up several times
before I got a good material.




This is Japanese forging steel sheet.
I make it with a hand grinder
with no extra heat treatment.




Full tang grip
Juniper wood scales
I'll add some rivet on this.




It has balanced appearance,
and peculiar press machine marks.




I throw up its leather sheath.
It leaves some room for improvement.




Total length : 468mm
Blade length : 320mm
Blade thickness : 4.1mm
Weight : 440g