Monday, January 23, 2012

TAJCD Revamp: The New Volume II is Ready!

After a lengthy slog of re-editing and re-illustrating, I'm happy to announce that Volume II of the TAJCD series is available again!

The cover shows a mortise and tenoned hopper, a project detailed carefully in the essay:

Table of Contents, page 1:

Please click on the illustration for a clearer view.

Contents, page 2:

A few selected page shots to give a better idea as to the layout and detail:

 A look at the mortise and tenoned hopper joint:

Several joinery options for hoppers, including the twisted dovetail is covered:

Various methods are shown for deriving the hopper cut lines:

This essay is priced at $25, or is $10 for those who purchased the earlier version and want the upgrade. This volume runs 138 pages.

With this rewrite completed I will be turning my attention to getting Volume IV ready, which is slated for a mid-February 2012 release. Please contact me directly if any of the TAJCD volumes is of interest. There is a $15 discount if you purchase the entire set. A library in Canada has approached me about obtaining hardcover versions of the Volumes, so those will be available in the near future as well. Thanks for dropping by the Carpentry Way.


  1. Hi, i like to buy the volume I and II of The Art of Japanese Carpentry Drawing, but i cant find it on e-bay. where else I can buy the books?

  2. Alfonso,

    email me directly please. Thanks for posting your question.


  3. Alfonso,

    On the right hand side of the page, below the listings of the TAJCD essays, is 'Contact' where you'll find my email address:


    Thanks for your question.



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