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Wow, check out these elaborate Ancient Japanese joinery methods.

Ancient Japanese technique to make wood buildings is a pleasure to watch
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Wow, check out these elaborate Ancient Japanese joinery methods.

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Lee, That is very interesting, thanks for posting. All hand work looks like ,no chainsaws there.LOL

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Its very unlikely that in my lifetime I would ever have a need to do that kind of joinery, but dang, I'd love to learn how to do it that well...impressive

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Like Leonardo da Vinci once said: "simplicity is the ultimate sophistication".
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That is impressive. I wonder if the cuts, finger joints, etc., were done by hand or power tools. I didn't hear any power tools in the background.
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Hey John... typically when demonstrating traditional Japanese joinery, they guys go old school. no power tools. I've looked at alot of Japanese joinery video's and never seen em use power tools. I can see why they perfected the chisel

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Probably cause the joinery is the finished product. I came close to getting a job with a post and beam co 30 yrs ago, they were willing to hire and teach but they weren't local. Based in western Ma. they were gypsy framers, all over the NE region. There are few cos left that can do that kind of work and its always in the top end homes.

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Hey John... typically when demonstrating traditional Japanese joinery, they guys go old school. no power tools. I've looked at alot of Japanese joinery video's and never seen em use power tools. I can see why they perfected the chisel
Wow, if those cuts, square holes, notches and things were done without power tools (and I don't doubt they are), that would make a better video then just the designs of the joints!! Glad to see everyone enjoyed it as much as I did. I was in awe!!
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Like Bill I think that was 100% hand done.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Wow those are pretty amazing. On the first one I thought he'd made a mistake when I saw there was a slight gap at one end of the joint, but of course he had not, it was the hole for the wedge to disassemble the joint. Who needs ugly nuts and bolts!
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