Japanese Joinery Intensive


Five day intensive focused on Japanese joinery!

Japanese joinery is famous for its sophistication. This class will dive deeply into the subtleties of various joints, namely kanawa (scarf), shachi (keyed tenoned scarf) and several kinds of mortises and tenons: pegged, wedged and tusked. The precise execution of joinery requires sharp tools so participants will also learn sharpening with Japanese water stones focused on chisels. Each student will create a “joinery tree”; one could also call it a “joinery sculpture” composed of the numerous joints covered over the week.


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Japanese Joinery Intensive

This special class covers the equivalent of 8 standard classes!

This is a very special offering – class size is capped at 4 participants!

A schedule outline will be provided upon request.
*Focus on chisel setup & use, block plane setup will be optional.





  • Japanese sharpening combination water stone 1000/6000 grit
  • 1/4” and 1/2” bench chisel (Japanese preferred )
  • Japanese saw 210mm ryoba style
  • Medium hammer 450-570g
  • Marking gauge
  • 2-3 sheets 220 wet dry sand paper
  • Pencil, square, straight edge, old towel or large rag.


  • Japanese sharpening water stone 1000-1200 grit
  • Japanese sharpening water stone 3000-4000 grit
  • Japanese sharpening water stone 6000-10 000 grit
  • 1/4″, 3/8”, 1/2″ and any other size Japanese bench chisels 1” is great.
  • 3/8” or 1/2” Japanese push chisel
  • Japanese smoothing or block plane 48mm
  • Japanese scraper plane (tachiganna) 42mm or 48mm
  • Japanese saw 210mm and 240mm ryoba style
  • Japanese saw 210mm or 240mm crosscut dozuki (backsaw)
  • Medium Japanese hammer 450-570g
  • Small Japanese hammer 225g
  • Marking gauge
  • 2-3 sheets 220 wet dry sand paper
  • Beveled straight edge
  • Japanese square (sashigane)
  • Standard square
  • Pencil and old towel or large rag

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

# of Students

Maximum 4

Time & Location

Mokuchi Studio – Port Jervis NY

9am – 6pm (5 days)