TAJCD Monograph Series: The Locking, Mitered Box Joint

I’ve just put together a 45-page monograph on a right-angle joint which I make extensive use of in my work, the Japanese name being 箱相欠き車知栓仕口,  Hako-aigaki-shachi-sen-shiguchi.

Yep, 45 pages on a single type of joint. What could be in there?

A version of the joint:

This is the strongest wood-joined corner construction possible, a joint unknown in the western tradition. I decided it is time to make it known! This forms the start of a monograph series which I hope to add to from time to time. These will be moderately priced. This first monograph is $17.00. Contact me on email to purchase.

The next monograph will likely be on the Osaka Castle Gatepost Joint, a ‘trick’ joint.

6 Replies to “TAJCD Monograph Series: The Locking, Mitered Box Joint”

  1. Extremely detailed instructions are given to build the joint: every single step is illustrated multiple times by somebody who makes the joint and knows what camera angle is needed to show clearly important information. Also adequate tools, jigs and methods are suggested for complicated parts (and there’s many in this joint).

    What’s more important (and rarer), every feature of the joint is commented about its impact in the general stability of the work,

    As an icing on the cake, comments on what happens if you (slightly) miss-cut the joint are given and ways of corrections are suggested.

    It just is a wonderfull book.

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