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  • #8651
    Greg Merritt
    Participant

    I do not speak or read japanese but my understanding is that this is a competition held by the labor union in Japan.  No benches and very small work area.  Hand tools only.

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecbg20KFtd4?list=FLiFlhoZvxVmaxV7gbegKOtg&w=560&h=315%5D

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    #8652
    Ken
    Participant

    Nice I love watching woodworking videos. Thanks for posting 😉

    #8658
    juryaan
    Participant

    Nice video Gregory,i am getting pretty interested in the japanese style of woodworking,those guys can make some nice looking joinery.

    the way they mark out the joinery with some sort of ink and a bamboo stick is amazing.

    Lopik - Netherlands

    #8660
    Florian
    Participant

    It’s impressing how cultural tradition influences the human body. No matter where you go, across Asia you see men and women above 80 years old cowering ( I don’t know if this is the right term – sitting on their heels, knees completely bent) at bus stations or other places in a body position that most people of the western world at half the age could not stay longer than 5 minutes without pain.

    There are also nice videos on youtube showing japanese carpenters at work. Unfortunately it’s only a few.

     

    I enjoy working wood in Germany.

    #8669
    STEVE MASSIE
    Participant

    Gregory thanks for sharing the video, I like watching the Japanese people work but no shoes, and kneeling like that would kill my back. I worked for a large Japanese Architectural Aluminum Manufacturer and extruder before I retired 3 years ago and they are very meticulous  and proud of what they produce.

     

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #8700
    lwreinhart
    Participant

    Just for grins and giggles here are two more links to watch.  These are planing competitions.  I hope you like thin.  🙂

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrmCyADNhe0

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3Ad6tBdLbM

    #8701
    lwreinhart
    Participant

    And I have no clue as to why these were not links but imbedded videos.  Sorry about that.

    #8705
    Ken
    Participant
    #8743
    lwreinhart
    Participant

    Oops.  Sorry about the duplication.  *red face*

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