Nejigumi Box - Fine skill development - Koitoya Woodworking Class 2024
Nejigumi Box - Japanese traditional Twist Joint
This is a 3-days course
26-28 January 2023
Making a box with Japanese traditional joinery, Nejigumi, Twist Joint.
Excellent educational program to learn about handmade joinery, by using pre-cut teaching kit.
A Chigiri (Butterfly joint) will be used in the timber that forms the lid of the box.
Well suited for intermediate to advanced woodworker.
Well suited for beginner who wants to start learning about detailed joinery work.
Highly detailed instruction and demonstration.
Neji-Gumi is the name of traditional joint, using angled joint in 2 ways. "Neji-ru" means to twist. In English, they are called twist joint or with some variation of the design will be called Sunrise joint.
In the past, I saw a traditional Japanese hibachi using this joinery. Hibachi is a heater, a wooden or ceramic container lined with metal in which charcoal or wood is burned. So, the structure has to be strong to withhold from the heat. They are very strong joinery.
It is one of difficult joinery too, but this program will focus on the basics of the joinery skills, like marking skill, chisel skill, jigs. And how you can apply these basic joinery skills into this Neji Gumi. In the end, it is about learning and upgrading basic skills.
Material you get will be partially pre-cut to start from easy step and step by step, develop into more difficult elements of the work, as you proceed.
You will gain the following from signing up
1. Exploration of joinery techniques used in building a box
2. Hands-on knowledge about Japanese tools (chisels and saws)
3. Detailed knowledge about Japanese joinery.
4. Inspiration and confidence for your next project
26 - 28 January, 3 days (Australian Day long weekend)
Proposed time schedule for each day.
9:00-12:00 | 13:00-16:00
* Please be flexible for your schedule after the class. Sometimes your project requires extra time to finish.
AM: Overview of Project, Foundations of Twist Joint
PM: Commence work on twist joint
AM: Continue work on remaining twist joints
PM: Cut butterfly joint
AM: Complete work on twist joints,
PM: Glue Up, Finish
Hiroshi Yamaguchi (KOITOYA Design/Make/Teach)
28 years of experience. Learned in Takayama, Japan.
Koitoya Design/Make/Teach (Fyshwick, ACT)
4/18 Maryborough Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609
Please park your car in the public parking area along Maryborough Street (Free), opposite from Burning Log.
We have two parking spots officially. Please contact me for the spot if you need to walk less for your health condition.
Way to the workshop
18 Maryborough Street is a battle-axe block, located inside of the block, so you will be walking through the driveway that leads to the block from Maryborough Street.
The driveway has 2 accesses, one next to Burning Log, and one next to Sunrise Church.
Unit 4 is a blue painted building on the right-hand side of the block.
Album from past workshop
Things to bring
Please wear working shoes.
Bring your own water bottle and lunch.
Things to be supplied
Tea and coffee, snacks, filtered water
Refunds up to 14 days before event
Humanitix fee is nonrefundable.
for more information, please contact Hiroshi
firstname.lastname@example.org / 0412340619