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(My Modern Metropolis)   Japanese build amazing houses without nails or glue, just complex joints that required skilled craftsmen. Until now   (mymodernmet.com) divider line
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2021-04-19 8:53:13 PM  
Or, if you've got leet skeelz

2-WAY Miter wood joint [이방연귀]
Youtube Mls1rsWOjZ8
 
2021-04-19 9:20:19 PM  
Nakashima was born in 1905 Spokane WA and showed in a beautiful manner what can done without a screw or a nail.
 
2021-04-19 9:41:31 PM  
Highly appropriate use of the "Cool" tag.
 
2021-04-19 9:42:57 PM  
I wish I had the brain power to do that.
 
2021-04-19 9:52:22 PM  

vygramul: Highly appropriate use of the "Cool" tag.


I am getting closer to the skill level to craft a good copy of a coniod chair but it something I am working towards. I have enough rough walnut to do it but screwing up on walnut hurts. So more practice.
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2021-04-19 9:53:24 PM  
Most of the "Log Cabin" kit homes, tiny houses, etc. Are basically the same, no nails and just notch them  together.
 
2021-04-19 10:05:44 PM  

GRCooper: Or, if you've got leet skeelz

[YouTube video: 2-WAY Miter wood joint [이방연귀]]


All I'm saying is, that video was shot and of this van.
 
2021-04-19 10:12:45 PM  
I am at the slamming wood dowels through everything to make sturdy but not elegant work

/The elegant part would be cool but requires space time equipment and skill.

// maybe when I retire
 
2021-04-19 10:15:21 PM  
I have a couple of old pieces of real wood furniture that are held together by dovetails, so much cooler than nails and glue.
 
2021-04-19 10:40:28 PM  
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Norwegians have been building Stave churches without nails for centuries. I'm surprised they don't sell them at IKEA.
 
2021-04-19 10:42:40 PM  
You have my attention
 
2021-04-19 11:29:53 PM  
WHERE'S THE PATIENCE AND MEDITATION IN THAT.
 
2021-04-19 11:42:10 PM  
That's awesome. I'd love to build a house with exposed beams with complex joints on show.

Wonder if you could make fake beams out of good quality plywood with solid blocks at each end cut into Japanese style joints?

Solid timber probably too expensive unless you have a private forest and a mini sawmill. Not to mention, heavy as hell
 
2021-04-19 11:54:14 PM  

mjjt: That's awesome. I'd love to build a house with exposed beams with complex joints on show.

Wonder if you could make fake beams out of good quality plywood with solid blocks at each end cut into Japanese style joints?

Solid timber probably too expensive unless you have a private forest and a mini sawmill. Not to mention, heavy as hell


LVL and LSl lumber can make some cool beans. Unless you have a large vacuum table the laminates made in a factory settings will be stronger and cheaper the glueing up plywood sheets at home.
 
2021-04-20 1:00:43 AM  

educated: WHERE'S THE PATIENCE AND MEDITATION IN THAT.


It's 2021, who has time? I want inner peace NOW!
 
2021-04-20 1:04:56 AM  
Those joints shown would not be very good under compression.
 
2021-04-20 1:12:31 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Those joints shown would not be very good under compression.


Or tension in some cases.  A lot of those joints put the wood into cross-grain bending /cross-grain tension.
 
2021-04-20 1:17:42 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Those joints shown would not be very good under compression.


In Japan, a hand can be used as a knife. But can it be used to cut this joint under compression?
 
2021-04-20 1:30:12 AM  
Here's a 3 minute video showing how the complex joinery in Beijing's Forbidden City has allowed buildings to withstand earthquakes for centuries.

How China Built Earthquake-Proof Palaces | Secrets Of China's Forbidden City
Youtube w78Yb_aotH0


You can find the 1 hour Nova version on PBS as Secrets of the Forbidden City
 
2021-04-20 3:07:35 AM  
You know what's nice about western style building techniques? They can be put up fast and cheap and you don't need a skilled craftsman who has trained for years to make one joint. Plus modern wood framed buildings are unbelievably strong. They may not be beautiful but in every other way they're superior.
 
2021-04-20 3:29:49 AM  

farkingismybusiness: [thevintagenews.com image 850x637]
Norwegians have been building Stave churches without nails for centuries. I'm surprised they don't sell them at IKEA.


Paper and ink cost on the instruction manual would kill any profits
 
2021-04-20 3:30:52 AM  

eurotrader: mjjt: That's awesome. I'd love to build a house with exposed beams with complex joints on show.

Wonder if you could make fake beams out of good quality plywood with solid blocks at each end cut into Japanese style joints?

Solid timber probably too expensive unless you have a private forest and a mini sawmill. Not to mention, heavy as hell

LVL and LSl lumber can make some cool beans. Unless you have a large vacuum table the laminates made in a factory settings will be stronger and cheaper the glueing up plywood sheets at home.


If you are going to do that, at least switch it up to colored epoxy and woodturning to make it look trippy as fark in places
 
2021-04-20 3:49:20 AM  

Sin'sHero: Pointy Tail of Satan: Those joints shown would not be very good under compression.

In Japan, a hand can be used as a knife. But can it be used to cut this joint under compression?


it's Japan Hand! it whops, it chops, it slices like a knife. order Japan Hand now and receive this deluxe french fry maker for free!
 
2021-04-20 5:59:55 AM  
Yeah... but we have impact drivers now.
 
2021-04-20 7:39:52 AM  
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2021-04-20 8:42:44 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: educated: WHERE'S THE PATIENCE AND MEDITATION IN THAT.

It's 2021, who has time? I want inner peace NOW!


Do you need inner peace, but you're under a structured settlement?
 
2021-04-20 9:14:43 AM  
But nails and glue are cool and efficien.t
 
2021-04-20 10:04:14 AM  

optikeye: Most of the "Log Cabin" kit homes, tiny houses, etc. Are basically the same, no nails and just notch them  together.


Exactly

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2021-04-20 12:02:43 PM  

johnny_vegas: optikeye: Most of the "Log Cabin" kit homes, tiny houses, etc. Are basically the same, no nails and just notch them  together.

Exactly

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Jones Mountain and Pocosin Cabin inside Shenador National Park.

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2021-04-20 5:30:09 PM  

wax_on: You know what's nice about western style building techniques? They can be put up fast and cheap and you don't need a skilled craftsman who has trained for years to make one joint. Plus modern wood framed buildings are unbelievably strong. They may not be beautiful but in every other way they're superior.


If you showed up at a job site and started putting these miters into practice you would be asked to leave
 
2021-04-20 9:53:47 PM  

johnny_vegas: optikeye: Most of the "Log Cabin" kit homes, tiny houses, etc. Are basically the same, no nails and just notch them  together.

Exactly

[hips.hearstapps.com image 850x511]


I can smell that pic.
 
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