Shoji Screen: Episode 5

Gluing up the Shoji follows precise fitting of the components and a dry run to endure nothing holds any of the joints off. This is the tedious part of the Shoji but so well worth watching. Paul shows the whole of the glue-up so you can see how issues are resolved. It is a peaceful effort that Paul enjoyed and, hopes that you will enjoy it too.

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Shoji Screen: Episode 3

In this episode, we lay out the Kumiko rails and verticals on large a scale, layout and chop the mortise holes and then create the unusual tenons with their little pointed ‘bird beak’.

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Shoji Screen: Episode 2

In this episode, we cover the unique formation of twin tenons to match the mortise holes, but walk you through the compensatory mitre to accommodate the front face bevelled chamfers.

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Shoji Screen

The project is simple to look at, interesting to make and needs no special tools or equipment. You will thoroughly enjoy the challenge, and the boast as an heirloom piece becomes a reality.

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