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Compressing end rain on short wall of mortise V - x IVHN. THROUGH MORTISE FOR SHITAGE KAMA JOINT FIG. 1 JAPANESE SAW HORSE Douglas fir. Choose the straightest and most consis tent pieces you can, usually a clear grade or tight-knot Cut the sawfiorses' leg tenons carefully, letting the saw kerf take half the layout line. The Japanese saw cuts on the pull stroke, making K easy to hold the work by hand. Cut the sawfiorses' leg tenons carefully, letting the saw kerf take half the layout line. The...

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A 7 -in. rabbeting bit, set for ' -in. depth-of-cut, makes a perfect recess for fitting cabinet backs. Rounded corners left by the bit can be squared up with a chisel. H the dado or groove is close to an edge, this outrigger fence can guide the cut with accuracy. Add a piece of V -in. square x 12-in. stock as an auxiliary fence to increase control. A 7 -in. rabbeting bit, set for ' -in. depth-of-cut, makes a perfect recess for fitting cabinet backs. Rounded corners left by the bit can be...

By Fiona A Wilson

Be It Rhythms, a 1922 woodcut above , or Horse Race, a 1920 game below , Esherick's work shows a mastery of The Wharton Esherick Studio isn't a museum in the traditional sense of the word. While it resembles a museum in that it displays a collection of art works, the resemblance stops there. Unlike a museum, Esherick's studio does not just display items out on the floor. Instead, the display starts with the floor itself, and the ceiling, and all the walls in between. Even before we entered the...

By Jay Van Arsdale

He common ground for all woodworkers is the workbench. In the Japanese approach to woodworking, the craftsman works at a lower center of gravity, using methods that emphasize the natural balance and harmony between his tools and the movements of his body. A workbench at this lower height can be much simpler than those used by Western-style woodworkers. In the Japanese woodworking tradition, the concept of a workbench is very flexible. It's not a solid, permanent object, but a mixlular work...