Monday, June 22, 2015

Clases de Carpinteria Japonesa en Chile

According to blogger, there were 45 views from Chile last week, so somebody must be reading this from chile.

Yesterday, I put an ad in our local craigslist about woodworking lessons and already got 3 replies. That's like 3000% more than what I have expected.

The course is an intro to japanese woodworking and it will focus on sharpening, set-up and use of kanna, nokogiri and nomi, and simple joints: dovetail, mortice and tenon and a splice. Plus some info on where to get your tools and the like, and plenty of tea.

The course will be 3 saturdays in July, 4 hours each one.

Here more info if you want to join, the course will be given in spanish but translations to english and crappy german sind mogelijk.

Materials, tools and some refreshment will be provided. And you will be able to try that sweet girl of the picture.

Hopefully next summer we can get some shoji maker with real skill to teach us something (I'm looking at you Gabe) but for the winter, this crappy chilean will do. I will most probably also enlist Julia's father to teach some violin making when he's visiting us and bring mein freund Fabian Oettel for some humour and up-cycling.

As soon as I'm back home I need to make a saw vice and a sharpening pond... and finish that roubo bench once and for all.


  1. That sweet girl of the picture! I must try do you think that bark texture was produced on the blade? I'm honored that you would think of me to teach. In truth I have been looking at your Summer School 2016 wondering how well I could brush off my crappy Spanish. Thankfully we have shown that woodworking crosses language and culture quite well. When I see so many people working together for common goals in the spirit of learning and fun it gives me more hope for the future of us all.

    1. I have no idea about the texture, looks almost like engraved. It's a really high quality work. I found another one with similar pattern and it looks to me like the same blacksmith or the same school at least

      it went real cheap.

      I'm sure you would learn spanish here, most people cannot speak english and Chilean is by far the most difficult variant of spanish since we speak so fast, so it's a great test field.

      I need to go to our small piece of land and take some pictures of the fallen trees there, we could use some of your ripping power there. It would be really great if you decide to come.