Welcome to Induku. The name Induku means stick in Zulu and this is what many of the items are made of. The rest includes some or other wooden element and almost all are hand cut with a scroll saw.
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I am more than happy to accept requests for customized items and will work with the buyer to design an item to unique specifications. I like to make unique items and avoid making many of the same product. Do not hesitate to contact me for a quote.
More about about the shop
Making stuff has always been part of my life. Even as a kid I enjoyed making my own toys from things that I could find in and around the house. I spent hours filling a small suitcase with folded paper toys, intricate bent wires and miscellaneous scraps that I made and treasured. I remember some of my prized items included a ship in a bottle where the bottle measured only 2cm and a paper and clay ostrich marionette. I do not think that I ever played much with anything I made or other toys but I got great pleasure from making things.
Then I grew up and I became a scientist. But in spite of my career choice I always felt the need to make things. This was often a bit difficult while living in an apartment. It became more of a problem last year. I collected a few nice fallen maple branches after the long Swedish winter. I started to carve chess pieces and made a huge mess on the balcony. More problematic was when I sanded the pieces. The dust would blow from my balcony onto the other balconies in the apartment building, often where people were enjoying the summer weather or a nice meal outside.
Luckily we were able to move into a house and even better I was able to convert two of the rooms in the basement into a small workshop. At first I continued to carve sticks but slowly was able to get a few machines and other tools to make nice items. My first big purchase was in February 2015 when I bought a Hegner scroll saw. This allowed me to start making wooden items with the amount of detail I envisioned. It took a while to learn how to use the machine but also to get a feel for working with wood. I truly enjoy working with the scroll saw and recently also got plans to make a wooden clock mechanism in my spare-spare time. A have a few other basic machines (disk sander, drill press and table saw) and several tools and will with time continue to invest in my shop.
When starting a new project I tend to get very excited. I spend a lot of time thinking about all the steps while not in the shop. I also tend to read quite a bit about similar items and the techniques used to make these. I find that a whole world exist for most things with an endless amount of literature, methods, variations for making them. I usually feel that I would never be an expert in any one field since I like to try and make many different things. This also means that most of the things I make are unique. If I repeat any type of item the design is usually different and have said many times that I will avoid, as far possible, making more than 4 items that are the same.
Recently I also started to bind books. I love working with paper and combining this with wooden covers that I make on the scroll saw. I also needed to make some of my own tools to do bookbinding and using them is quite nice. I will surely make more books bound in different ways. In one of the books I made I have started to write the ideas that I have of things to make and I do not think that there is enough time for a small fraction of these. I am thus not sure which item will inspire me to go into the shop tomorrow and how the shop will look in a few months. It will most likely be something made from wood, on a scroll saw and with quite a bit of detail.
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