Japanese craftsman transforms joints with artistry and innovation
Synopsis: Kintaro Yazawa brings a mind-bending flourish to woodworking’s most powerful joints. Tried-and-true joints take on new shapes like a hawk’s talons or letters to spell out a phrase. Freelance editor Jonathan Binzen tells us about Yazawa’s early career and his first encounter with inventive joinery in this back cover feature.
Click on the companion links below for step-by-step instructions on cutting Yazawa’s “letter tenon,” and to listen to Binzen’s audio slideshow about Yazawa and his work.
From Fine Woodworking #191
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