Japanese Joinery – Kanawa Joint


In this one day class you will become familiar with the iconic Kanawa joint.

It is a popular scarf joint in the Japanese tradition and a great addition to your bag of tricks! The day will be spent going over the layout and cutting of this advanced joint.

A few variations will be covered and enough time set aside for you to have a go at cutting your first one!

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  • 210mm ryoba saw
  • 6mm(1/4″), 12mm(1/2″) and 24mm(1″) chisel
  • block plane and or finish plane
  • hammer, square, pencil, eraser.


  • Dozuki saw
  • 12mm or wider paring chisel
  • marking gauge
  • sashigane (Japanese square)

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

A $20 materials fee will be required for each student at time of class.

# of Students

4-6 maximum

Time & Location

9am – 6pm – Mokuchi Studio – Port Jervis