I came across this eBay listing today. Its a book Traditional Japanese Carpentry Ornate Miter Dovetails. I wish it weren’t $100 because it looks amazing. I would love to own it (hint hint, Santa).
Anyway, here is a sample from the eBay posting I thought you might like to see it:
It just goes to show what a big world it is out there. There are so many different cultures, philosophies, methods, etc. out there that westerners don’t usually come in contact with (and I don’t just mean woodworking). I love being exposed to a different way of looking at things. I guess seeing these dovetails for the first time was like yoga for the mind. It really stretched my brain! It gives me a lot to think about for future joinery.
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