Video: Interlocking Chinese Joinery
For centuries, Chinese cabinetmakers have been constructing beautiful and well-engineered pieces. Andrew Hunter studied the secrets behind ancient Chinese joinery, and was inspired to share them with you in this video. He shows four joints that do not use glue, allowing the pieces to be both strong and reversible.
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