February 26th to March 1st, 2024 | 9:00am to 5:00pm
This 5 day course is all about Japanese joinery. You will learn all about Japanese woodworking tools and how to use them to cut intricate and strong Japanese joinery.
- Materials are included
See Details and Tool List Below
Name: Japanese Joinery
Instructor: Andrew Hunter
Skill Level: Beginner
Format: 5 Day in-person course
February 26th to March 1st, 2024
Topics and skills covered will include:
- Type of Japanese tools
- Brief history of Japanese tools and woodworking
- Tool setup and usage
- Planing, sawing, chiseling technique
- Introduction to Japanese joinery
- Centerline layout
- Mortise and tenon joint
- Scarf joint
What you’ll need:
The below tools are recommended for this class and beyond. If you do not have these, do not worry. You may borrow them from the Austin School of Furniture tool library.
- Saw for med-fine work. An inexpensive, replaceable blade Japanese Ryoba saw (rip and crosscut in one) in the 240mm size range is a good option.
- A set of chisels including at least: 12mm (1/2″), 15mm (5/8″) and around a 24mm (1″)
- Hammer or mallet for striking the chisel
- Sashigane (Japanese carpenter’s square). Any flat square will work, including drafting triangles
- A trusted straight edge ~12″
- Your favorite layout pencil (mine is a .5mm mechanical), and be sure to bring your glasses if you need them!
- Sharpening stones (optional)
- A Sumitsubo or ink line for snapping straight lines (optional)
- Bring any other Japanese tools you’d like to use and have the instructor look at (optional)
- Catered lunch is included
- Water and snacks
Austin School of Furniture has the right to cancel this class at anytime if the minimum amount of students is not reached.