Amazing The Art of Traditional Japanese Wood Joinery

Amazing The Art of Traditional Japanese Wood Joinery

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A few months ago, many viewers emailed me to express their interest in traditional Japanese carpentry, to show the most amazing view of traditional technology and its importance to present life. We decided to make a video about”Amazing The Art of Traditional Japanese Wood Joinery”
#japanesewoodworking #joinery #woodjoints

I edited the script, rewrote the content, new voices were recorded, new effects work, new music, new footage added and a new creation is created.

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  1. FOAD RIGHTNOW on September 8, 2022 at 12:02 am

    These are cool depictions and all, but the more important question is HOW to make the necessary cuts and do them SO damn precisely!

  2. Malin Yamato on September 8, 2022 at 12:03 am

    a hidden secret of the wounders of the world. // a pity is that from the outside, we cannot see the complexity of those joints. Are those joints made this way to withstand earthquakes?

  3. Jairo Garcia on September 8, 2022 at 12:04 am

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  4. Emma Robert on September 8, 2022 at 12:04 am

    "in 2019, this site helped me learn how to woodwork like a pro ** hope it helps you out too!"

  5. Adel Keryakos on September 8, 2022 at 12:05 am

    Awesome instructional video✌👍and incredible craftsmanship.

  6. Bluebuthappy182 on September 8, 2022 at 12:06 am

    Good god my brain hurts just looking at those joints coming together never mind cutting them.

  7. BlackEquinox on September 8, 2022 at 12:07 am

    2:05 "Now class listen up, this here is the "Teew Dik Joint"… xD

  8. steven s on September 8, 2022 at 12:10 am


  9. Stephen O on September 8, 2022 at 12:11 am

    A lot of people here arguing over the practicality of such joints but I personally think their all amazing & can only imagine the pleasure in building say a bespoke coffee table utilising some of these joints, win win all day long. Very interesting stuff and thank you for sharing!

  10. Bushcraftapprentice on September 8, 2022 at 12:11 am

    Impressive, but unnecessarily complicated, but then again it’s japanese after All. Nothing is simple with those people

  11. Abu Reehan on September 8, 2022 at 12:11 am

    Very nice .thanks

  12. Coffee on September 8, 2022 at 12:15 am

    If you know anything about constuction and engineering youd know that the better developed a thing gets the simpler it becomes. In that view these Japanese wood joins are very primitive and that is not a suprise because some of them are thousands of years old. They did this because they where not smart enough to make skrews and other modern ways of fixing one thing to a different one. Im not trying to talk it bad, the craftsmanship required to make these joints is impressive and deserves respect. I cant talk for german traditional woodworking and i can tell you it does exactly the same in a splitpart of the time, there is no problem in wood joining the japanese could solve but the germans or other western nations couldt. So in the end, who is the better woodworking nation i ask you. Japanese joining in my opinion is over complicated and for some reason over romantizised.

  13. ALİ KURT on September 8, 2022 at 12:15 am

    Gerçekten mükemmel görüyorsunuz

  14. Dong Pels on September 8, 2022 at 12:16 am

    what is the title of the book?

  15. TheJoshMayhem on September 8, 2022 at 12:17 am

    wow. Japanese really are crazy for craftsmanship and perfection

  16. Dennis Harold on September 8, 2022 at 12:19 am

    I bought plans from Woodglut and did it very quickly.

  17. kimchee94112 on September 8, 2022 at 12:19 am

    I should have paid more attention to my descriptive geometry class. Whoever came up with those was the Michelangelo of joinery construction. CNC and AutoCad are your friends.

  18. Dying On the beach on September 8, 2022 at 12:21 am

    I am not fan Of cutting wood, but this Ideas Is amazing

  19. Woodgate425 on September 8, 2022 at 12:21 am

    Why the computer voice? Spoiled what could have been a great video. Sorry, couldn’t watch it.

  20. infinera06 on September 8, 2022 at 12:22 am

    Never learned this in wood shop.

  21. J Chr G on September 8, 2022 at 12:29 am

    He still said, ..I am the corner stone

  22. Daugther of the Lord on September 8, 2022 at 12:30 am

    The Japanese are brillant!

  23. 野研学者 on September 8, 2022 at 12:30 am


  24. Ivan on September 8, 2022 at 12:30 am

    Fantastic, thanks!

  25. Fuzzyscarfandmittens on September 8, 2022 at 12:32 am

    The video is marred by the computer voice over but it’s forgiven given the subject matter.

    I’ve always said that if I had the money, I’d get a bunch of furniture made in this fashion. Especially would want one of those Japanese slab tables.

  26. Vulpes on September 8, 2022 at 12:33 am

    It looks uselessly over-complicated and fragile.

  27. judy hsieh on September 8, 2022 at 12:35 am

    What join skill in 4:05

  28. Tugrul Corbaci on September 8, 2022 at 12:36 am

    not ART , it is craft..

  29. Christopher Katt Fine Art on September 8, 2022 at 12:37 am

    Your work is amazing. Can’t imagine the patience it takes.

  30. Narcoleptic on September 8, 2022 at 12:38 am

    Robot voice = dislike

  31. Arturo Verde on September 8, 2022 at 12:38 am

    Great vid but the music is haunting,what is it called

  32. Mohammad Faisal on September 8, 2022 at 12:39 am

    I can see a lot of confusion on the necessity of these joints in a lot of mass.. i m no woodworker but…. here’s the thing… the way Japanese buildings are made, necessarily require one vertical log for center column and then one horizontal log for each floor. …. to make tall buildings the needed these mammoth joints…. think about making a central vertical log of 5 storey high and 4sq ft cross section…. u cant use enough nails and screws to work it… it is needed that way so that in earthquakes entire building sways like a bamboo tree… and as another commenter already mentioned the different compression ratio of iron and wood… that’s very important…. nevertheless, these mammoth joints were developed for mostly large pagodas, temples, royal houses…… regular people houses are built with much simpler joints… for those who are thinking that these are complicated because they are ancient.. i must say…. these were revolutionary for that time.. and if u want to make a house like those with only wood that will go on for a thousand years in a Japanese weather and earthquake environment…. u will have to use these….. ty all and no offence to anyone…. 🙂

  33. 一叶知秋 on September 8, 2022 at 12:40 am

    This is the technology invented in China, not Japan

  34. Jayden Brumous on September 8, 2022 at 12:40 am

    I made it by myself thanks to woodprix website.

  35. Eunice Arevalo on September 8, 2022 at 12:40 am

    Estos ensambles merecerían un título de posgrado al carpintero capas hacerlos todos y uno de máxima excelencia por mantener estas tradiciones de ensamblaje y uniones si clavos metálicos tan antiguos y sabios digno de aparecer en yu tub para conocimiento del mundo

  36. Gera T on September 8, 2022 at 12:41 am

    How do you know all the dimensions for 2:50?

  37. Darkburrow on September 8, 2022 at 12:42 am

    Use your own voice ffs

  38. Chris Schmidt on September 8, 2022 at 12:42 am

    Every connection will not fit every Use. But if you can use them do. Don’t mind the work it is also a good challange for the Brain and craftsmanship.
    Wood lives also as you have cut it it is still alive the Nail / screw connections are long eaten up by the wood , I can prove this over and over again. If you build a home you built for a long time ahead so what is your rush.
    Today with modern tools they are also easier to make , so I don’t understand the fight against it.
    Enjoy the challange and the art , and you have a wounderfull long lasting product.
    best regards
    Chris Schmidt

  39. Gordon Xu on September 8, 2022 at 12:43 am

    These are not family secret if you look into Chinese woodworks and joineries. They are called 榫卯 in Chinese.

  40. Alex Paulsen on September 8, 2022 at 12:43 am

    What a load of wank. A finger/box joint is easy and practical and more than adequate. Some people go out of their way to be complicated.

  41. Callihan Hopwood on September 8, 2022 at 12:44 am

    Go to woodprix page if you want to learn how to build it yourself

  42. Food Paradise on September 8, 2022 at 12:45 am

    2:30 that turning mechanism is ingenious.

  43. Muslim Fathurrozi on September 8, 2022 at 12:46 am

    some joinery dont look strong enough.

  44. 35oz 19g on September 8, 2022 at 12:46 am

    The wave of the future!

  45. chuanbin li on September 8, 2022 at 12:49 am

    excuse me!it’s chinese!

  46. Mark Reaves on September 8, 2022 at 12:52 am

    The amount of time and work involved making some of these joints means we would never see this in the USA, where time = money. However, for hobby use (building sheds, tables, furniture, etc), it might be worth the time and effort. I have a future project of a Japanese inspired "mini home" shed. It will be a roughly 10ft x 20ft shed/workshop built entirely without the use of fasteners using a timber-framed style. Not sure when I will do this project, but it will get done at some point. I know it will take awhile.

  47. Jonathan Clark Lavarias on September 8, 2022 at 12:53 am

    Knowledge is not enough for this work, ton of patience and accuracy.

  48. Ivan Freely on September 8, 2022 at 12:53 am

    A lot of patience is required for this kind of work. Granted modern fabrication methods such as CNC milling and 3D-printing makes it easier but, it takes away the "Art" skill. In the end, all you have is an untrained monkey pushing buttons. LOL

  49. fakiirification on September 8, 2022 at 12:56 am

    i read somewhere once that the massive variety of japanese joint designs come from an honor system among woodworker families. they all wanted their own unique secret trademark and it was considered shameful to copy anothers special joint layout. so its basically an honor system trademark battle. kinda like how we have companies named random letters today, to avoid touching anythng that could be considered a copyright or trademark. you come up with your signature joint and only pass it down in your own family of tradesmen.

  50. Arthur R saker on September 8, 2022 at 12:57 am

    Brilliant exposition of the complexity, beauty and functionality of this Japanese art form. But why the tedious repetitive noise with musical instruments. Utterly witless, annoyingly distracting, and very unJapanese, it epitomised and encapsulated the the tawdry cheap disposable worst of Western media noise. Totally inappropriate to the philosophical ethos that underpins all great art. Why wrap such a treasure in a cloak of ghastly half-wit noise when traditional music from the land of its origin is the better way to go if it is felt that the visuals cannot stand on their own. A low key informative commentary on these fascinating Examples of the art would have been a gratifying inclusion instead of that mind-numbing clangorous noise. As is, its only watchable with the sound turned off.