Japanese cabinet making

Here’s another way to build furniture.
I hope you enjoy the video.

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4 Comments

  • Laurent

    Reply Reply April 5, 2014

    Hello,

    Great video!

    Definitly, japanese cabinet makers have their own way to work wood cabinets, so different than ours here in France: the workshop organization, tools like cisels and saw, no sand paper, and finely this curious finition product (what is it by the way?It looks like tinted wax)

    I’m going to Japan next may and I would like to visit the workshop of a cabinet maker over there. I have many difficulties to get related to one from here in Paris. Could you help me please? Do you know any professionnel network around arts and crafts based in Tokyo, Kyoto and around? Is there any japanese yellow pages available in english on internet? Iv’e tried to ask many people on many different web supports of communication (facebook, linkedin, behance,…) but nos answer!…

    I would really appreciate if you can help.

    Best regards,

    Laurent

    • ness

      Reply Reply April 7, 2014

      Hi Laurent,
      Sorry but I don’t have any contact in Japanese wood working. I could work on this as I have some close contacts in Japan but I’m actually lacking the necessary time. I’m like you and would love to know more about Japanese crafts. If you need a contact in Japan you can contact a friend I have over there who is not in wood working but she might be able to help. Let me know if your interested and I’ll send you her contact details via email.
      All the best,
      Ness

  • Christopher Paré

    Reply Reply January 6, 2015

    Very interesting video! That is the first time I have seen the use of a “dove-tail mitre” joint… Ingenious! (of course, coming from a “very” novice woodworking hobbyist).

    Also, I love the detail that is put into these pieces! I’m sure, a lot of time and effort though…

    What surprises me is that they seem to do all of the work without any fancy machinery (obviously, giving precision) and their precision seems to be spot-on, none-the-less.

    • ness

      Reply Reply January 6, 2015

      The pure workmanship of these guys is astounding and shows not only thousands of hours of practice but also the amazing capabilities of us humans to produce beauty.
      It’s absolutely amazing how with practice we can equal and even surpass machines.

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