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The Art of Traditional Japanese Wood Joinery 日本伝統の技術『仕口・継手』

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At the end of the 12th century, fine woodworking skills and knowledge were brought into Japan from China. Over time, these joinery skills were refined and passed down, resulting in the fine wood joineries Japan is known for.

Here are some examples of traditional wood joineries which are still used today.

The book I referred to when marking out the joinery:
The Complete Japanese Joinery

One of my favourite joinery book:

For more photos, check out my Instagram:

Recommended books on Japanese woodworking, sharpening stones and measuring tools:
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Free Sketch Up 3D joinery models:

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In this series I explore different wood joinery techniques. This is not a ‘how to’ video. Just sit back and join me on my venture to find beautiful joinery! More Projects on: http://www.dorianbracht.com

Wood: Hard Maple, Walnut


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Kataba 250, Crosscut // Kataba 250, quer:
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Mini-Kugihiki Dowel Saw150 // Dübelsäge Mini-Kugihiki 150:
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DICTUM Chisel, Long Pattern, Blade Width 4 mm // DICTUM Stemmeisen, lange Bauform, Blattbreite 4 mm:
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6 Piece Damascus Hybrid Chisels, Blue Steel // Damaszener Hybrid-Stemmeisen-Satz, 6-teilig:
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Leather Chisel Roll Bag, 20 Compartments // Lederrolltasche, 20 Fächer:
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Pfeil Carving Tool, Gouge/V-Parting Tool, Long Bent, Sweep 8L / 18 mm // Pfeil Bildhauereisen, Hohleisen/Geissfuss, langgekröpfte Form, Stich 8L / 18 mm:
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Pfeil Compact Carving Tool, Gouge, Straight, Sweep 9 / 5 mm // Pfeil Bildhauereisen Compact, Hohleisen, gerade, Stich 9 / 5 mm:
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Veritas Router Plane, High Carbon Steel // Veritas Großer Grundhobel, Kohlenstoffstahl-Eisen:
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French Scraper Blade, Rectangular, Thickness 0.25mm // Französische Ziehklinge, rechteckig, Stärke 0,25 mm:
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French Scraper Blade, Rectangular, Thickness 0.4mm // Französische Ziehklinge, rechteckig, Stärke 0,40 mm:
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Hattori Burnisher, Diameter 10mm // Hattori Abziehstahl, Ø 10 mm:
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King Sharpening Stone, Grit 800 // King Schärfstein, Körnung 800:
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King Sharpening Stone, Grit 1000 // King Schärfstein, Körnung 1000:
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Jinzo Sharpening Stone, Grit 2000 // Jinzo Schärfstein, Körnung 2000:
http://bit.ly/2Hh9m6L *

King Honing Stone, Grit 6000 // King Abziehstein, Körnung 6000:
http://bit.ly/37mkAkE *

Sun Tiger Shaping Stone, Grit 220 // Sun Tiger Schruppstein, Körnung 220:
http://bit.ly/2SjvUtN *

Belgian Whetstone, Fragments, 48-58 cm² // Belgischer Brocken, Bruchstück, 48-58 cm²:
http://bit.ly/37pbhk6 *

DMT Dia-Flat Lapping Plate,120 Micron // DMT Dia-Flat Abrichtblock, 120 Micron:
http://bit.ly/2OJh2CP *

Precision Rule, Semi-Rigid Version, 1000mm // Präzisionslineal, halbstarre Ausführung, 1000 mm:
http://bit.ly/2voxmlI *

Shinwa Mini Carpenter’s Square // Shinwa Mini-Zimmermannswinkel:
http://bit.ly/38r3weH *

Shinwa Square „Sashigane“, Flexible // Shinwa Winkel »Sashigane«, 510 mm, flexibel:
http://bit.ly/3btyg0C *

Veritas Dovetail Marker, Dovetail Ratio 1:6 // Veritas Zinkenwinkel, Neigung 1:6:
http://bit.ly/2uJJw8v *

Starrett Combination Square, 4-Piece Set, Satinated Surface // Starrett Kombiwinkel, 4-teilig, satinierte Oberfläche:
http://bit.ly/2HiUKU7 *

Precision Knife Edge Square, 100mm // Präzisions-Haarwinkel, 100 mm:
http://bit.ly/3bC9gEH *

Precision Knife Edge Ruler, 300mm // Präzisions-Haarlineal, Länge 300 mm:
http://bit.ly/3bCUqNW *

French Spring Dividers, Shaft Length 200mm // Französischer Spitzzirkel, Schenkellänge 200 mm:
http://bit.ly/38p3CDT *

Japanese Marking Gauge, Dual Cutters, Screw Clamping // Japanisches Streichmaß, 2 Messer, Schraubklemmung:
http://bit.ly/2uM4eor *

Shinwa Ink Line // Shinwa Tintenschlagschnur:
http://bit.ly/38ntwb6 *

Pfeil Marking Knife // Pfeil Anreißmesser:
http://bit.ly/2Hk6i9Z *

DICTUM TC Router Bits, 12-Piece Set, in Carrying Case // DICTUM HW-Fräserset, 12-teilig, im Transportkoffer:
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Bessey KliKlamp // Bessey KliKlamp:
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  1. For those interested in learning more or wanting to make joineries, I've listed some of my recommended books and resources in the description box.
    Cheers and happy weekends!

  2. That's cool and all but who could ever afford furniture or other products that are so difficult and time consuming?

  3. الله يهديكم إبتعدو عني وأهاجر وأبني حياتي أنا أتوسل إليكم هذا الكلام إنتهى إبتعدو عني لا شأن لي بكم أكررها للمرة الألف

  4. My boss use to do joinery like this to broken beams,skills like this will be lost in year's to come

  5. E io per imparellare due travi devo fare tutto sto casino belle da vedersi ma eccessive e inutili anche per i telai da finestre

  6. Ini banyak macam cara dalam penyambungan kayu seperti ini guys ya bukan hanya ini saja caranya ada cara-cara lain juga ya tanpa memasukkan kayu atau pen tanpa logam tanpa lemnya bahkan dilepas pun juga mudah ya nanti ada cara-cara lain lagi guys

  7. Lihat ini kayak gini sambungan kayu sambungan balaja tanpa paku tanpa lem atau tanpa logam lainnya dilepas muda dipasang pun muda guys bayangkan kayu sepanjang ini disambung tanpa ada bahan lainnya murni dari kayu itu sendiri aja ini tanpa di-banned tanpa banned ya kan biasanya kan Di bor baru dipanen tidak ini tidak

  8. What is the saw he is using at 3:41? Looks like it has teeth on both sides of it. (Did not see a link matching it in the video description.)

  9. I want to start by saying that you did great work. But is no one going to mention the large gap? With all that precision, why is there a gap where the one butts in at the end of the channel?

  10. Skill was very good but what purpose would make it practical to go to all that trouble. I understand the principle of splicing but there are easier ways which are less complicated.


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