Mokuchi - Japanese Joinery: Secret Mitered Dovetail
Mokuchi - Japanese Joinery: Secret Mitered DovetailMokuchi - Japanese Joinery: Secret Mitered Dovetail

Japanese Joinery – Secret Mitered Dovetails


This class is offered as an exercise in elegance. Once assembled these dovetails go unseen. They are a rarity since other methods to join corners with miters mostly use routers. These “secret”, blind to the untrained eye, dovetails are an elegant demonstration of craftsmanship.


Product Description


Dovetails with Japanese Tools



  • 6mm(1/4″) dovetail or bench chisel
  • 12mm (1/2”) paring chisel
  • Bench or dovetail chisel also acceptable
  • Dozuki saw (Japanese backsaw)
  • Marking gauge
  • Square
  • Hammer
  • Pencil and eraser


  • Hand plane

Contact Mokuchi to purchase tools. As a Japanese tool retailer Mokuchi provides guidance on selecting tools and a student discount.


$155 for class. An additional $20 materials fee will be required for each student at time of class.


# of Students

4-6 maximum


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