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February 21st to 25th, 2022 | 9:00am to 5:00pm
This 5 day course is all about Japanese woodworking. Learn all about the tools and how to use them to cut intricate and strong Japanese joinery. As part of this course you will receive your very own brand new Japanese hand plane.
- Materials are included
- Japanese hand plane included
See Details and Tool List Below
Name: Japanese Woodworking
Instructor: Andrew Hunter
Skill Level: Beginner
Format: 5 Day in-person course
February 21st to 25th, 2022
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
- Scarf joint
- Planing contest
What you’ll need:
These tools are recommended. If you can bring your own set that is great. If not, the instructor and school will provide you with tools to use but you may have to share. As well, you can purchase many of these tools directly from the Austin School of Furniture.
- Japanese Hand Plane (Provided to you as part of this course)
- 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 favourite 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)