The Complete Japanese Joinery
A Handbook of Japanese Tool Use and Woodworking for Joiners and Carpenters
Hideo Sato, Yasua Nakahara
Hartley & Marks, 1995
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This is the most accessible and comprehensive manual available in English on the art of Japanese woodworking. It covers all aspects of this complex and demanding craft, including the care and use of tools, the layout and marking of wood, the cutting of joints, and their final assembly. Included are over a hundred splicing (tsugite) and connecting (shiguchi) joints with detailes, illustrated, step-by-step instructions and explanations of their uses.