You can learn the basics of Japanese woodworking, especially Japanese furniture making. Here is a series of videos explaining how to make a mortise and tenon joint.
How to Mark Out a Mortise
This is how to mark out a mortise with Japanese woodworking tools. Instead of measuring, the line is drawn accurately by using actual materials. Please also watch the method for solid joints.
How to Make a Mortise
Once you have drawn the lines, the next step is to cut. A master craftsman shows you how to make a mortise quickly and accurately and how to clean up it. Please carefully watch his posture when striking the chisel.
How to Make a Tenon
This is how to lay out and make a tenon with Japanese woodworking tools. Please see how a master craftsman draws lines with minimal error and processes a tenon with precision.
How to Glue a Mortise and Tenon Joint
Once you have completed the mortise and tenon, glue them together. The master woodworker checks the joint fit, adjusts the tenon, and does a dry fit. Please check where you apply adhesive and where you don't.
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