From mastering hand tools to router basics, 18th-century joinery to Japanese hand tools and joinery, you’ll find it all among the five new DVD selections now available to order at ShopWoodworking.com (and four of them are on “pre-sale” which means you save 20 percent if you order before the DVDs arrive in the warehouse). “Handsaws: … Read more
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If you were one of the 450 people at Woodworking in America 2011, then hopefully you were able to fit in one of Jay van Arsdale’s sessions on Japanese tools and joinery. But if not (or for those who were there but want a refresher), we now have the next-best thing to learning from Jay … Read more
Our friend Jay van Arsdale sent us this link from what looks to be a Japanese woodworking event similar to Woodworking in America. Do you have a plane that can do this? – Ajax Alexandre Follow-up from Jay van Arsdale: The large plane used in the video is called a “beam plane” and is generally … Read more
Last week, author and craftsman, Jay van Arsdale, founder of Daiku Dojo, a Japanese Woodworking group and one of our WIA 2011 instructors, sent me this link to a video on some of the technology that is being employed in Japan to combat the diminishing work force of skilled carpenters and the desire to eliminate … Read more
Not only living beings retain a soul; some objects do as well.
By Toshio Odate
From the October 2011 issue #192
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The word “Pantheism” is defined as “the religious belief or philosophical doctrine, which identifies the universe with God.” And, “The doctrine that God is not a personality, but that all laws, forces and manifestations, etc. of the universe are God.” God is everything and everything is God.
WEB SITE: Shinto beliefs are among the oldest recorded religious ideologies in the world. Read more about Shinto and its lasting effect on Japanese culture.
TO BUY: “Japanese Woodworking Tools: Their Tradition, Spirit, and Use,” by Toshio Odate.
IN OUR STORE: Toshio’s Ash Dining Table story appears in two parts in our August 2010 and October 2010 issues.
This is a model of a simple bench project featured in an article by editor Christopher Schwarz and former managing editor Kara Gephart. Read more
Ebony spacers and plugs add visual interest to this indoor-outdoor design. By Bert Johansen Pages: 49-55 From the June 2008 issue #169 Buy this issue now My lovely wife asked me to build a bench for our entry hall. After considering the intended space – which consists of an 11′ wall – I initially planned … Read more