There are plenty more joints and other stuff both on my Instructables page and Youtube channel. Japanese joinery is designed to allow some give under dynamic loading. Don't expect perfection on your first attempt - mine certainly wasn't. The natural sources comply with the country's extensive energy rules and the use of an air-recycling system for temperature regulation between office and public spaces. What happens to your home loan if your house is destroyed in a natural disaster? As in the traditional style, the wooden joints are all exposed, offering a glimpse into the intricacy of the skilled construction. But also to practice the skills used in other joints (it could get boring to just practice the same old thing time and time again). While the future of such a traditional technique could appear bleak, there are teams around the country working hard to develop techniques that can prevent its loss. Held together without glue, nails or metal supports — the works of tsugite craftsmen have been a staple of traditional Japanese design for centuries. Twitter account @TheJoinery_jp is dedicated to popularizing traditional Japanese joinery techniques. I recall reading an article many years ago in Popular Science magazine showing complicated Japanese joinery being used in home construction to amazing effect. A back saw. There are numerous examples found throughout his modern creations either employing tsugite for the complete structure or as a decorative element. A machinest's all metal square is best, but a carpenter's square is okay, Marking knife. At the Kyoto University Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere  (RISH), Akihisa Kitamori spends his days testing the strength of tsugite joints by applying pressure to joints that are replicas of shrines or new designs. Their aesthetics harmonise development with nature, but the techniques beneath the structures are distinct and complex, utilising joinery ingenuity to create buildings that do not rely on nails or bolts. All rights reserved, compressed wood which swells over time due to condensation, filling any gaps that develop. Box joinery is an effective alternative to dovetail joints. The finished product is so good, it would be really worth trying to get better lighting as what you are doing is really well told :-), Reply By clicking send message I agree to the terms and conditions, privacy policy and to receive correspondence from RETHINK Tokyo and Williams Media. I would describe it as an encyclopedia for building a Japanese house. Practice should make it better, and I'll be trying to fit some in soon. Working alongside structural engineer Jun Sato, Kuma was able to take the traditional toy's structure and enlarge it safely, to create a building. Because of the incredible beauty of the joinery designs, and how incredibly fascinating and satisfying these GIFs are, you’ll see for yourself why they’ve gone viral. By combining traditional techniques with modern reinforcements, the building demonstrates that the future of traditional skills is far from over. This joint can be assembled three different ways - one in a straight line, two at right angles! You can easily cut the fingers of the box joint on a table saw with a set of dado blades. Credit: Forgemind ArchiMedia/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 licensed under . That's why woodworkers decide on the joints they'll use early on in the planning stages. So anyone who does these kinds of joinery willingly are surely quite mad indeed :), About: Happy in wood shavings YouTube: Patreon: Did you make this project? Dec 24, 2015 - Explore Rodolphe Courtier's board "Japanese Joinery", followed by 285 people on Pinterest. Held together without glue, nails or metal supports — the works of tsugite craftsmen have been a staple of traditional Japanese design for centuries. We’ve assembled a free PDF of Japanese joinery techniques and Japanese woodworking tools for Western woodworkers. For every part of a house, the book prescribes the joint(s) that should be used. A simple joining of two pieces of wood, either at a corner or edge to edge. The Prostho Museum Research Center was inspired by a traditional Japanese toy called chidori, an entirely wooden contraption which can be extended by twisting the various joints. 2) big square of contact when using glue to fix it = stronger connection (sorry my eng), Cheers. Rigid joints like western style dovetail and mortise-and-tenon will fail in dynamic loading conditions experience during earthquakes. See more ideas about japanese joinery, joinery, wood joints. Sometimes there are a few to choose from, depending on whether the house warrants a fancy joint or a simpler one. Excellent instructable! Japanese Joinery Japanese wood joints form the foundations of the nation’s great temples, houses and cabinetry, designed with […] Something like lime would be ideal as it is great to carve, but I used dark red meranti. Keep the conversation going with REthink Tokyo via our free newsletter, Keep the conversation going with RETalk Asia via our free newsletter. If you’re interested in learning about Japanese hand tools and woodworking skills, you’ll definitely want to download this free PDF today. This is a great instructable and a wonderful insight into high-end joinery - blurring the line between joinery and sculpture! ... A traditional Japanese toolbox with a simple design provides a practical, durable, stackable home for hand tools. The most common joint mechanism during the 12th to19th century, it employs both satisfyingly simple and fantastically complex cuts in timber, interlocking to create surprisingly strong bonds. Leaving all joints entirely visible, the tsugite influence is clear, albeit with a modern twist. The joinery book is thorough but not as practical as I was hoping.