Sigve Knutson


Makers Manual #59: ⁠Tiny Dowel Maker

Sigve Knutson

Makers Manual is a collaborative project between exciting makers and STORE STORE. These downloadable manuals are a practical guide to making at home for beginners and experts.

This manual shows you how to repurpose a regular aluminium-cast pencil sharpener into a tiny dowel maker. It is designed for everyone, especially design students who are looking for ways to experiment with wood and who wish to explore ways of developing their design skills through making. The manual will guide users in the creation of assemblage, building block-type sculptures or functional objects using small branches from trees as its main material. It starts by crafting a dowel maker from a pencil sharpener and then guides you towards a more hands-on experimentation with ways to join branches to each other.

Sigve Knutson’s practice is driven by his exploration of tools and materials and focuses on the intuitive and the spontaneous in the process of making. Deeply motivated by a drawing mentality, he creates sculptural objects that call for an interaction with the very materials, as much as a connection with our collective creative memory.

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