Sweet Woodworking, Bro: The Japanese Sunrise Dovetail Joint

April 3, 2017


This is a video of master woodworker Theo Cook of the Robinson House Studio Furniture School demonstrating a properly cut Japanese sunrise dovetail joint. Apparently (and unsurprisingly if you think about it) the style and complexity of joints used in furniture construction are often representative of the overall quality of the piece. *pointing* Take my favorite chair for example. "It looks like it was made out of PVC pipe and duct tape in less than twenty minutes." Wow, twenty minutes -- really? It only took five. Tell you what: a thousand bucks and its yours.

Keep going for the satisfying video.

Thanks to Ryan, who expected a Japanese sunrise dovetail joint to be way more smokeable.

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