This is not a book for the purist aesthete maybe but it generally shows multiple ways of doing things sort of a hierarchy of quality. It was interesting to skim the first book and see how woodworking in japan differs from the west.
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Best japanese woodworking books. It doesn t get too in depth but i picked up some useful tips. Be sure to check out the thought provoking forewords from len brackett and our sensei jay van arsdale. As was shown in this books sister publication japanese woodworking the use of metal fasteners and reinforcements are now commonly used in modern construction.
One man s wilderness 50th anniversary edition. 4 6 out of 5 stars 347. This is actually a compilation of two japanese books that were translated to english one on woodworking in general tools and techniques and one on joinery.
Our woodworking books centred on the craft as it is practiced in japan are selected to be informative practical and useful to the woodworker looking to deepen their understanding of the craft and pursue projects to expand and extend their skills. A handbook of japanese tool use woodworkng techniques. This book combines the 2 out of print books.
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A handbook for joiners and carpenters and japanese woodworking. The complete japanese joinery hideo sato.