The project is ongoing as the creator continues to seek new information about this fascinating tradition from books magazines and other archival sources. The traditional japanese vise was a wedge of wood tied to a post with a coil of rope.
At the time of writing he has created gif illustrations of 81 traditional wood joints.
Traditional japanese woodworking. Vises of any sort are used far less in traditional japanese carpentry than would be the case for equivalent tasks in the traditional crafts of the west. The wood was inserted under the wedge and the wedge hammered down. Japanese architecture was never too far from nature and the character it added to traditional buildings is a stark contrast to the westernised.
Amazing japanese woodworking skills get access at woodworking plan. Nature forms a vital part of japanese craft so it s no surprise that woodwork and carpentry is a real specialty within japanese art with an abundance of woods available all with differing properties japanese carpentry is a wonderfully diverse artform depending on the richness of the wood to the intricate detail and skill of its makers. Thejoinery jp is the twitter account of this artist a young japanese man who works by day in automobile marketing.
The complexity behind japanese woodworking joinery has often been described as geometry meets nature an exceptionally well thought out process of attaching wood pieces to form stable structures.