Japanese Woodworking Tools

Their Tradition, Spirit, and Use

Author: N.A

Publisher: Linden Pub

ISBN: 9780941936460

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 189

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A complete guide to the tools used by a shokunin, or master Japanese craftsman, for both beginning woodworkers and professionals.
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Making Shoji

Author: Toshio Ōdate,Laure Olender

Publisher: Linden Pub

ISBN: 9780941936477

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 119

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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.
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Genius of Japanese Carpentry

Secrets of an Ancient Craft

Author: Azby Brown

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462913784

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

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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.
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The Art of Fine Tools

Author: Sandor Nagyszalanczy

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1561583618

Category: House & Home

Page: 231

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Presents a collection of unique woodworking tools from around the world, along with a historical background and description of each tool.
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How to Design and Build Your Ideal Woodshop

Author: Bill Stankus

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440316155

Category: House & Home

Page: 128

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Turn your vision of the perfect woodshop into reality! Picture your ideal woodshop: tools neatly stored within the reach, plenty of space for lumber and materials, ample ventilation, lighting and electrical outlets. Everything you need, exactly the way you want it. Whether your woodshop is in the garage, basement, outbuilding, attic or even a closet, you can make the most of your space and bring your ideal woodshop to life. The invaluable advice, layouts and planning tips inside show you how. From space management and tool setup to noise reduction and dust control, Bill Stankus covers every subject in detail. He takes a logical approach to woodshop organization, showing you dozens of ways to achieve optimum efficiency for less time and money. In this completely revised edition, you'll learn how to: • Plan your ideal woodshop--everything from lumber storage and ventilation to dust collection and lighting • Avoid potential mistakes and injuries with safety-first checklists • Make your woodshop environment comfortable and cozy • Maximize space with ideas for building mobile storage units and workstations • Create useful storage space and the perfect workbench • Customize your woodshop, while considering layout and budget issues Seven examples of actual "ideal" workshops, with insights and ideas from the woodworkers who designed them, help illustrate every guideline and tip. You can begin transforming the space you've got into the shop you dream about--quickly, practically and effectively.
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Encyclopedia of Asian American Artists

Author: Kara Kelley Hallmark

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313334511

Category: Art

Page: 281

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Offers career biographies, bibliographies and places to see each artist's work, and also features basic information including birth and death dates, country of ancestry or origin, and his or her predominant media.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Woodworking

Author: Reed Karen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101198796

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 384

View: 3285

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From learning about the right tools for the right jobs to looking at a plan and beginning your own project, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Woodworking teaches the novice woodworker all there is to know about this wonderful hobby. This step-by-step book takes you through the workshop, whether it's a shed in the backyard or a three-foot space in a one-bedroom apartment, showing you how to create beautiful pieces of furniture and decorative items with the right tools. You'll learn how to set up a workspace, buy hand and power tools, set goals within a realistic budget, work with plans and put the finishing touches on your project. Basic plans for a variety of projects are included.
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