Publication Date: 15/11/2022 ISBN: 9781784946524 Category:

Woodworking Joinery by Hand

Toyohisa Sugita

Publisher: GMC Publications
Publication Date: 15/11/2022 ISBN: 9781784946524 Category:
Paperback / Softback


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Woodworking Joinery by Hand is a ground-breaking woodworking book that introduces a new twist on the traditional hand-cut methods of joint making.

One of the biggest challenges with conventional hand-joinery techniques is that the novice woodworker needs to first master the difficult skill of cutting perfectly straight and with a high degree of accuracy. With Sugita’s unique method of guiding and controlling the saw blade using jigs and magnetic sheets, even a complete beginner can learn advanced joint-making techniques with hand tools alone. Making it easy to produce straight and square cuts, this pioneering technique is a game-changer for producing high-precision, beautifully made wooden joints. Japanese-style saws only cut when pulled towards the body, allowing them to be made of thinner-grade metal and therefore cutting a finer, more precise line than more conventional western-style saws. This book won’t just appeal to beginners, but also more experienced woodworkers who want to brush up on their sawing skills.

Through the construction of a variety of different types of frames, boxes, guides and jigs, with clear progression through levels of difficulty, you will learn all the skills you’ll need, from basic frame construction to more challenging and intricate joints. Quiet and safe, these techniques use hand tools and bespoke jigs for a peaceful approach to the craft, making it enjoyable and sociable. Including detailed step-by-step instructions, illustrations, tip and tricks, you’ll find everything you need to get started.

Joints featured: half lap joint, splined mitre joint, mitred lap joint, rabbet joint, box joint, mortise and tenon joint, dovetail joint and more.

Includes tutorials on seven types of basic frame, seven styles of box, a set of drawers and ten types of guides and jigs
Features ground-breaking magnetic jig technique, devised by the author and not found in other books
Introduces Japanese-style saws, increasing in popularity in the western world
Aimed at beginners to jointing techniques but will also teach new skills to more experienced woodworkers

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