This course is led by a traditionally trained Japanese craftsman & provides beginners with a hands-on introduction to Japanese joinery. The course will cover basic Japanese techniques on how to use hand tools & the vital process of hand sharpening your tools.
In this course, Japanese Joinery - Project A, you will make a box using traditional Japanese woodworking methods. Instead of using nails & adhesive, you will learn how to connect timber panels by using a timber framing system.
This course is a little less advanced that Japanese Joinery - Project B, but either course can be taken first.
Those who want to enjoy higher level of DIY.
Those who want to learn Japanese box making skills.
Those who want to discover the great ancient wisdom of Japanese Joinery.
Developing a higher level of woodworking skills
Acquisition of proper hand tool skills
Being able to interpret wood grain
Discovering the potential to create beautiful art with your hands
Having some experiences of hand tools is advantageous.
Basic timber framing knowledge such as mortise and tenon, and dovetail.
Attitude that emphasizes quality rather than speed.
Price includes timber for Japanese joinery project.
All relevant course materials are included.
Participants will be awarded an RMIT Statement of Participation.
Hisao Zen runs Zen's Studio, a Melbourne based business specialising in fine woodworking. Hisa has honed his training and skills through stringent and disciplined projects that have included building and restoration of historic Buddhist temples and landmark shrines. In more contemporary environments Hisa has further extended his field of craftsmanship to domestic and commercial building and interior design upgrades and refinement.