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BustedClock

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08-02-2017 06:02 AM

Topic tags/keywords: japanese chinese joint practice

Hi Folks,

I have decided that rather than ruining a project, I should use a lot of wood scraps to learn and practice various joints. I am enamored with Japanese and Chinese joinery, but figure I have to crawl before I can run!

First question, does anyone know of a good book on Chinese joinery. They seem to make a lot of use of three-way joints and wedge shaped parts. At least, so I gather from a few videos I’ve found. I have a couple of books on Japanese joinery, so I think I’m covered there.

Second question, is this “project” worthy of a project or blog post(s)? I’m not sure there are many noobs as raw as I am, so I don’t know there’d be much interest. OTOH, maybe some folks would appreciate comparisons between first time, and last time effort. I dunno.

Thanks!

Randy

-- Hey, I'm usually right twice a day! Except where they use 24 hour clocks.


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#1 posted 08-02-2017 03:49 PM

Make part bins. Lots of drawers and such.

M

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Rich

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#2 posted 08-02-2017 09:26 PM



Hi Folks,

Second question, is this “project” worthy of a project or blog post(s)? I m not sure there are many noobs as raw as I am, so I don t know there d be much interest. OTOH, maybe some folks would appreciate comparisons between first time, and last time effort. I dunno.

- BustedClock

There’s another thread going on currently with a member learning to cut dovetails, and he’s getting a ton of support from other members. Photos definitely help too.

I say get something started — a blog seems appropriate — and show your progress. There are a lot of talented people on here who had to learn themselves and can help you along the way.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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