Japanese Joinery: Beginner + Intermediate Guide to Japanese Joinery: Japanese Joinery Compendium for Beginner and Intermediate Japanese (Paperback)
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A powerful way to construct Japanese joints using simple tools
Are you a weekend hobby carpenter with a passion for creating high-quality pieces, but not quite the equipment or budget to match?
Do you want to apply Japanese ingenuity of design to everyday furniture and give them a special character?
Japanese joinery is an ancient carpentry skill developed in a time before mass production, when ingenuity and character of design still mattered.
Now, you can revive this ancient art and introduce it to your own carpentry designs.
The tools used inside this book are likely sitting in your toolbox right now, and if they aren't, they are definitely affordable for everyone.
Note: This book has 2 parts:
Part 1: Beginner's Guide to Japanese Joinery: Make Japanese Joints in 8 Steps With Minimal Tools
Part 2: Intermediate Guide to Japanese Joinery: The Secret to Making Complex Japanese Joints and Furniture Using Affordable Tools
Inside this book you'll discover:
- How to make your first Japanese joint in 8 steps
16 traditional joints and 7 furniture projects that take you from beginner to intermediate level Japanese craftsman
The #1 Japanese wood you should use to make joints
The top 5 tools you need to get started with Japanese joinery
The top tools required to fashion complex Japanese joints and their usefulness in recording studios and earthquake-prone areas
The innovation behind metal-free joints that are necessary for areas where high-powered magnets exist including nuclear medicine or particle physics labs
Joints that don't need specialized toolsHere are the answers to some questions you might have about this book:
Q: I'm just a woodworker with a wood shop in my garage, and I don't want to splurge on expensive tools just for making Japanese joints. Can I still make the joints given inside your book?
A: Absolutely, this book is designed for the weekend woodworker and enthusiast
While we still recommend a few tools that are cheap but absolutely key when making Japanese joints, we have omitted the joints that require expensive tools from this guide.
There also certain joints that don't require any specialized tools. So, you don't need to spend extra if you don't really want to.
Q: Can Japanese joints really improve regular objects (like chairs and other furniture) that I already know how to make?
A: Yes. The special characteristics of Japanese joints are diverse.
Their utility can be found in making flexible yet strong houses in earthquake-prone Japan.
They are also useful in building recording-studios where sound-transmission must be minimized.
The addition of Japanese joints in your own designs will incorporate one or more of these characteristics to your furniture.
We also have short guide on adapting these joints into your own designs, so you never get lost trying to make sense of it all.
Q: Are the pictures in your book color or b/w?
A: The pictures inside this book are b/w and meant to show clearly the intricacies of the joints.
Every day you delay is another day you miss the opportunity to use this magnificent Japanese craft to make your woodworking projects a notch above everything else.
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