Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: corvallis, Oregon
Thanks for the link. Absolutely unbelievable! Talk about thinking outside the box! (sorry, the pun is unavoidable) I mean, this guy's innovative twists on the traditional Japanese mitered dovetail...I can feel the ache as it causes my brain to stretch beyond its narrow western parameters. Wow! I'm trying to imagine what tools he is using to create those hawk nail joints.
So those diamond miters he's cutting, how many do you suppose he breaks in the course of making a box? Or at least, broke before he had it down? I would guess that he uses a very hard wood for those, in order for those thin tenons to maintain their integrity. That joint, I would like to try making.
The transcendence technique, cripes, I'd like to try to figure out just HOW he cuts those. Chisels? I'm still puzzling over how it gets assembled. Mind boggling. Transcendence INDEED! It seems to defy logic. It's obviously a type of Japanese locking miter joint(I think), with the exception of the top tenon. Even still, I can't envision the assembly in my mind. The curvature of the claws on BOTH sides of the box has me baffled as to how they slide together.
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