Hand Tools used for fabrication of furniture:
Keeping in mind the high skills that the craftsperson were used to in traditional hand tools, it was decided to induct them into the design and development of the new range of furniture by using tools the same set as far as possible. Additionally they were also introduced to the complete range of new hand tools developed by Prof. A.G Rao of Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay.
This helped them to realize first level of mechanization that enhanced their abilities at reliability and precision work ship. Craftsperson in the process also experienced a degree of increased productivity in comparison to their traditional practice that they follow.
The following species of cane and bamboo have been used to develop the different range of furniture.
• Bambusa Affinis,
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