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Making Shoji has 20 ratings and 2 reviews. Koen said: What it promises to be: a relatively brief exposition of the tools and techniques of the tategu-shi. Buy a cheap copy of Making Shoji book by Toshio Odate. The construction of shoji–Japanese sliding doors–requires intricate skills and attention to detail. Making Shoji by Toshio Odate, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The topics described are handled quickly and with efficient prose. I will be using it shortly to build at least one pair of shoji doors. No trivia or quizzes yet. Tyler Burton rated it liked it Jul 09, We can notify you when this item is back in stock. But one of makjng ways I’ve been hoping to increase the mindfulness of my woodworking was to take on something elegant, simple and beautiful.

It takes patience but gets a little quicker with practice. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In applying the washi paper to the shoji screen there are a couple different options. Nacho Romano marked it as to-read Jul 04, Step-by-step instructions, illustrated with photos of each work in progress, give detailed information on how t The construction of shoji—Japanese sliding doors—requires intricate skills and attention to detail.

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Douglas Losey rated it really liked it Feb 16, Once the glue dries about an hour you can spray the paper with water using an atomizer.

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It’s a personality flaw of mine that I can concentrate on something so intently that I slow to a crawl and don’t make any progress. Fernando Morales marked it as to-read May 30, Or, like Toshio Odate you can simply take a drink out of your mug and spray it out of your mouth all over the back.

Some of the most maoing facts I learned from the book odzte often asides in the material, or occasionally deeply philosophical thoughts brought down from Mr.

Making Shoji by Toshio Odate

Rethimgren rated it really liked it Apr 23, We’re all human, so we share many, but what is MOST important in these cultures? The story around the glue provided one of my favorite asides in the book. The Americans push the responsibility to the eventual owner or user. Published July 1st by Linden Publishing makin published June 30th Paperbackpages.

I sat down after reading the book to the end, and for some reason, wrote a series of odatte. The driving force for the way Japanese and American woodworkers approach materials is obviously based on how scarce or plentiful those materials have been, and continue to be, in their respective worlds.

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Making Shoji

Woodworking with no progress isn’t woodworking, it’s meditation. Step-by-step instructions, illustrated by photographs of every stage, show readers how to prepare materials, lay out joints, cut the parts, and assemble two shoji projects: I will also add some feet to it, to keep the oxate nails from digging in to any surface they might be sitting on. Mar 09, David Hallard rated it it was amazing.

It pays off to attend to this as it will assist in not cutting the wood of the shoji unnecessarily.

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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. This is probably my favorite part of the process. Not for complete beginners, though, and having read Odate’s previous book will toshuo helpful if not absolutely vital.

For instance, what drives a craftsman to create quality workmanship.