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TAJCD Supplement: Plane Set Up and Tuning Now Available!

Finally, it is ready:

This 185-page text on kanna set up and tuning, largely a compilation of three separate multi-post series here on the Carpentry Way over the past 5 years, is ready after a spell of compiling, editing, and additions. 86 more words

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The Well of Heaven

The Japanese word for ceiling is tenjō, 天井, which translates as the well, 井, of heaven, 天. Hence the title for this build thread. Japanese ceilings, just like other standard elements of Japanese architecture such as shōji, tokonoma, and fusuma, are highly elaborated in form and style, from mild to wild, though perhaps never quite as wild as their Chinese antecedents. 1,883 more words

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1806: Rescuing the Rabbit

As we arrive on this final day of November, we realize that Christmas and the holidays are right around the corner. Once again, I am in awe of how quickly time passes. 1,302 more words

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1805: The "Bunny Blunder"

I’ll start this post off by mentioning that it was a wonderful and productive weekend. After all the nice comments on my sloth picture, I was happy and very encouraged to continue in some of the directions that I have been heading. 1,277 more words

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1804: The Value of Online Classes - My Sloth Progress

I am slowly getting to the finish line with my sloth. I think that is quite appropriate, given that I am drawing … well … a sloth!   1,092 more words

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1803: "Just Another Day" here in Canada . . .

There are two times during the year that seem to affect me the most regarding living here in Canada.  For those of you who may not know, I was born and raised in the United States. 907 more words

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A Ming-Inspired Cabinet (79)

Working on the final construction phase of this project, namely the front bifold doors. Bifold doors are by no means common on Chinese or Japanese cabinet, however I have seen a Japanese armor cabinet with bifold doors. 678 more words

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