A nearly lost art. Thanks for posting this great connection to Japanese joinery.
If you have an interest in Japanese joinery or joinery in general, then I would like to point you to an article series by John Bullar. Mr. Bullar is writing this article series about Japanese joinery for:
Mr. Bullar begins the series with a look at Japanese tools as well as pointing out that a person can execute these joints with traditional western tools.
Let me say this, there is nothing magical about Japanese tools. They are just tools and are solely dependent upon the skill of the user. Now I’ll admit that their exotic nature is what first drew me to them. The quality of the steel and ergonomics is what really hooked me. The Japanese chisels and saws I absolutely enjoy using. The kanna…
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