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Check out this site. http://www.eurus.dti.ne.jp/~k-yazawa/english.html Here's an example...
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post #2 of 32 Old 03-09-2008, 09:30 AM
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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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The first thing I think of when I visit a site like this is, I need to clean my shop, organize it perfectly, get all my tools together in their respective places, sticker and stack all my beautiful wood inside the shop very neatly, heave several bucket fulls of gas all over and torch the whole damn thing.
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I was sent that link awhile back, but lost the bookmark in a computer crash. Thanks for posting it. Complex joinery like that is mind blowing to me. The conception and execution of such work is nothing short of magic .
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I navigated the whole site but could not find a pic of the top of that table anywhere.
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I navigated the whole site but could not find a pic of the top of that table anywhere.
It's the lettering! I believe the words are actually the ends of the tenons, coming through the top. At least, that's what it looks like to me.
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It's the lettering! I believe the words are actually the ends of the tenons, coming through the top. At least, that's what it looks like to me.
thats exactly what it is,ends of tenons.....he is/and his work is remarkable ...thats for sure. God,he's sooooo far away too! Not like you could just go and help out for a day and learn alittle in the process.
TT,I don't believe his shop is always that clean in fact,theres a pic in that site somewhere thats speaks of the 1-2 pieces a year that he does for the art and it shows a picture of him workin' on it.Brotha,he's got sawdust and shavings up to his yinyang.There's not a doubt he's probably cleaner than I but he's still makin' sawdust.Those pic's are sickening though,aren't they? Mark
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I did an invert edit to see the grains come out that's hiding a bit




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I'm still baffled as to how some of these get assembled. Anyone have any clues? They cannot slide straight in as do dovetails, due to the curvature of the 'pins' and 'tails' (so to speak) on BOTH boards and in BOTH directions.
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to me it's seems like a soft wood almost. bend but don't break.
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I'm still baffled as to how some of these get assembled. Anyone have any clues? They cannot slide straight in as do dovetails, due to the curvature of the 'pins' and 'tails' (so to speak) on BOTH boards and in BOTH directions.
I didn't notice it until you pointed it out, mmwood, but good point...how DOES he put it together...anyone know? Dud'n look possible!
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I can't stop what i'm doing now,but I intend to start giving them a try.If/when you guys do I better see pictures and explanations
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to me it's seems like a soft wood almost.
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I'm still baffled as to how some of these get assembled. Anyone have any clues?
I have studied them, clueless. I would be proud of myself if I could just cut them...no way I would try to put them together. For me it would just end in tears .
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maybe we are kidding ourselves to duplicate all this magic.

I thought maybe he's some wood charmer....
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Maybe he is really a master artist who has always longed to be a renowned woodworker . . . . so he just paints them on.
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lol that's sneaky....
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OK, i think i got it...Im going to try that one today. ill let you all know
if im correct or not.

Why is it I can never find my pencil?
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Maybe he is really a master artist who has always longed to be a renowned woodworker . . . . so he just paints them on.


Now I'm wondering if his putting the radius on the corner (probably after the joints are put together) somehow makes them look impossible ... when if you got a look at them before the corner was radiused, they wouldn't look so supernatural...

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thats what i think. :P

Why is it I can never find my pencil?
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