Japanese Woodworking Joints
In the thousands of years since craftspeople have developed an almost absurd variety of joints some of which you learned in the id shop at school some of which youve never heard of and that one that you can always see in your head but have forgotten the name of.
Japanese woodworking joints. For the last year or so ive been slowly sliding more into the japanese side of woodworking. Japanese saws cut materials via pulling and thus are called pull saws it requires less power realizes exceedingly smooth and accurate cut and results that the cutting section is clean. Book by sato hideo nakahara yasua. They are also used to assist with alignment during glue up.
Free shipping on qualifying offers. Hence the name finger joint. The sides of each finger increases the surface area for gluing resulting in a strong bond stronger than a butt joint but not very. Dowel joints are popular in chairs cabinets panels and tabletops.
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They are common in both frame and carcase construction. The dowel reinforced butt joint or simply dowel joint has been a very common method of reinforcing butt joints in furniture for years. So i started researching what work surface japanese woodworkers use. Mostly due to the location of the tail vise it aways seems to be in the way of where i want to saw.
A finger joint also known as a comb joint is a woodworking joint made by cutting a set of complementary fingers in two pieces of wood which are then gluedto visualize a finger joint simply interlock the fingers of your hands. I finished my slab top for the workbenchsee here.
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