Japanese Woodworking Tools

Author: Toshio Ōdate
Publisher: Stobart Davies Limited
ISBN: 0854420754
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Woodwork

This text shows how to use Japanese tools effectively and maintain them properly, and explains the role they play in traditional Japanese craftsmanship. It describes how to create razor-sharp cutting edges and introduces almost 50 different planes.

American Woodworker

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Release Date: 1997-06
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American Woodworker magazine, A New Track Media publication, has been the premier publication for woodworkers all across America for 25 years. We are committed to providing woodworkers like you with the most accurate and up-to-date plans and information -- including new ideas, product and tool reviews, workshop tips and much, much more.

Making Shoji

Author: Toshio Ōdate
Publisher: Linden Pub
ISBN: 0941936473
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

The construction of shoji—Japanese sliding doors—requires intricate skills and attention to detail. This guide to creating shoji brings together both traditional insight and technical mastery of the craft from the perspective of an apprenticed sliding-door maker. Step-by-step instructions, illustrated with photos of each work in progress, give detailed information on how to construct both common shoji and Japanese transom (a piece found between rooms and above sliding doors). The correct use of Japanese tools is discussed, as are techniques for marking lines, making specific joints and handles, using rice glue, and applying shoji paper.

Genius of Japanese Carpentry

Author: Azby Brown
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462913787
Release Date: 2014-01-07
Genre: Architecture

The Genius of Japanese Carpentry tells the story of the 1200-year-old Yakushiji monastery in Nara and the dedicated modern-day craftsmen who are working to restore what has been lost to the depredations of time, fire and warfare. Although the full monastery reconstruction will not be completed until 2030, one of the main temples, the Picture Hall, has been completely restored employing the same woodworking technology used to create the original building. This new edition of an architectural classic is by Azby Brown—one of the world's leading experts on Japanese architecture. It contains a new preface and many new text materials and photographs—most of them now available in color for the first time. Azby Brown chronicles the painstaking restoration of the temple through extensive interviews with the carpenters and woodworkers along with original drawings based on the plans of master carpenter Tsunekazu Nishioka. An inspiring testament to the dedication of these craftsmen and their philosophy of carpentry work as a form of personal fulfillment, The Genius of Japanese Carpentry offers detailed documentation of this singular project and a moving reminder of the unique cultural continuity found in Japan.

The Art of Fine Tools

Author: Sandor Nagyszalanczy
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561583614
Release Date: 2000-08-17
Genre: House & Home

Presents a collection of unique woodworking tools from around the world, along with a historical background and description of each tool.

American Woodworker

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Release Date: 1996-06
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American Woodworker magazine, A New Track Media publication, has been the premier publication for woodworkers all across America for 25 years. We are committed to providing woodworkers like you with the most accurate and up-to-date plans and information -- including new ideas, product and tool reviews, workshop tips and much, much more.

American Woodworker

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Release Date: 1991-01
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American Woodworker magazine, A New Track Media publication, has been the premier publication for woodworkers all across America for 25 years. We are committed to providing woodworkers like you with the most accurate and up-to-date plans and information -- including new ideas, product and tool reviews, workshop tips and much, much more.

The Essential whole earth catalog

Author: Stewart Brand
Publisher: Main Street Books
ISBN: 0385236417
Release Date: 1986-09-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Lists useful books, magazines, and products related to science, land use, architecture, health care, economics, travel, crafts, parenting, communication, and education

The Way of the Carpenter

Author: William Howard Coaldrake
Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated
ISBN: 0834802317
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Architecture

Japanese architecture boasts some of the finest surviving wooden buildings in the world. They are the products of Japan's "Way of the Carpenter," the tradition of the master builder, his materials, his methods & his tools. This ground-breaking book describes the venerable guild system through which, until very recently, the art & craft of Japanese architecture were cultivated. It not only catalogues the tools of traditional Japanese carpentry but also explores their history & the interaction between tools, materials, & innovations in architecture through the ages, covering shrine, temple, castle, & domestic architecture. This richly illustrated book is an important reference & fascinating account of Japanese architecture & carpentry from a new perspective.

Japan

Author: Frank Joseph Shulman
Publisher: Oxford, England ; Santa Barbara, Calif. : Clio Press
ISBN: 1851090746
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Reference