Friday, May 18, 2012

The Complete Japanese Joinery

"This is an essential book for anyone interested in the subject, along with "The Art of Japanese Joinery" by Kiyosi Seike.". "Good resource for carpenters who want to add something to their work or understanding.". "I have read many books on this topic and regard this as one of the bests.".

The Complete Japanese Joinery
The Complete Japanese Joinery
Paperback: 397 pages
Publisher: Hartley and Marks Publishers (1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0881791210
ISBN-13: 978-0881791211
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.3 x 1.2 inches
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars

This book is really neat--definitely worth $16. There are dozens and dozens of joints detailed but almost all of them are for framing buildings. Even so, these multitude of ideas presented can really start the creative process for furniture makers, like myself. In fact, this book provided a joint that solved a problem that I had dwelled on for months. Without this book, I never would have thought of this joint.

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Art Of Japanese Joinery by Kiyosi Seike Paperback $16.47

Another reviewer was correct that it is not a typical "how-to" book, but it is an inspirational art book of classic Japanese joinery. The reason there is little "how-to" information here is because there are so many ways to accomplish these joints; by machine, entirely by hand, or with jigs and many combinations thereof. Also, the only people interested in this type of work are those who simply find it fascinating or are expert craftsmen. In either case, extraneous "how-to" info is not needed.

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This little book is a big surprise. It's small, about the size of a largish Daytimer, almost 7"x8". Every page is filled with diagrams and color drawings illustrating every joint that's used in American woodworking. There are plenty of color photos also.

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