Japanese Joinery Dojo with Hiroshi Yamaguchi (Deposit)

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$200 AUD

Japanese Tools Australia is proud to welcome back Hiroshi Yamaguchi for a two-day weekend workshop (September 12 and 13) on Japanese joinery techniques. Please find full details in the pdf here. 

Please note that the price above is a DEPOSIT ONLY.

Hiroshi-san has put together an exciting two-day program with two joints, the chigiri (butterfly key) and neji-gumi (twist joint, or sunrise joint) that he enjoys using in his work. This course is designed to be accessible to woodworkers of all levels, and students of any skill will be able to complete these joints under Hiroshi's guidance. 

Hiroshi has decided to use a box project (measuring approx 310mm x 220mm) to ground the two joints that will be covered in the class. The chigiri will be used to add decoration to the base of the box, while the corner joinery will be done with the neji-gumi.

The class will begin by using the Chigiri (butterfly joint). Although butterfly keys are a relatively common sight when reinforcing slabs, Hiroshi employs them to join two different timbers when making plates and other small objects.

The rest of day 1 and most of day 2 will be spent on the joinery of the box sides. The Neji-Gumi (twist-joint) is a fascinating joinery solution often employed in situations where Western woodworkers would usually use dovetails. Hiroshi will be running through the intricacies of this uncommon joint and students will cut their own.

As always, Hiroshi's profound knowledge of the technical and cultural sides of Japanese woodworking will shine through as he shares joinery techniques that he has practiced throughout his career in Japan and Australia.

Cost of the weekend is $690, and a $200 deposit will secure a place in this course. This price includes all tools, timber and materials as well as lunch on both days. As well as Hiroshi instructing, the JTA team will be taking part in the course, learning all we can and talking tools over the weekend. Look forward to seeing you there!

At JTA we are proud of our order turnaround times and work hard to ensure the best possible service. Our shipping policy has been developed to provide a fast, safe and environmentally sustainable shopping experience for all of our customers.

We are NOT a drop-shipping company and hold all of our stock in Sydney. We dispatch every weekday, and we are usually able to dispatch orders received before 12pm on the same day. If you urgently require your purchase to be dispatched on the day you order it we suggest that you call us or be sure to select express shipping at checkout to ensure we prioritise your parcel.

Shipping Charges:

We have revised our logistics systems to offer the best possible postage price to our customers. All prices are in $AUD. Dispatch within 24hrs of purchase.

Within Australia:

Regular Post: $9.00, tracking number emailed to you at dispatch

Express Post: $15.50, tracking number emailed to you at dispatch

Within New Zealand:

We are now able to offer our New Zealand customers $15 flat-rate shipping on orders under 2kg.  For orders heavier than 2kg the following rates apply:

<2kg: $15

3kg: $24

4kg: $28

5kg: $32

Prices to Canada and US:

 Express Courier International:

Estimated Delivery Time - 3-5 Business Days (to metro areas of major cities)

Flat Rate - AU$30 on orders up to 2kg (4.4lbs)

For orders over this weight:

<3kg: $56

<4kg: $63.40

<5kg: $70.75

For orders over 5kg in weight, please email us at info@japanesetools.com.au

Prices for all other international orders are calculated at checkout according to Australia Post’s standard rates.

Delivery Times:

From the date of dispatch we expect the following delivery times within Australia:

Regular Post: Within 3-5 business days (metro areas) or 4-8 business days (remote areas)

Express Post: 1-2 business days (metro areas) or 2-4 business days (remote areas)

Plastic-free Policy:

Japanese Tools Australia is an environmentally conscious company and we endeavour to eliminate plastics in as many parts of our business as possible. Your purchase will be shipped in recyclable non-plastic materials, and we re-use cardboard and paper wherever possible in our shipping process.

Exceptions to plastic-free policy:

Unfortunately, we are required to dispatch some express items in pre-paid satchels and in such circumstances we have no choice but to use a plastic satchel. Please keep in mind these satchels are 100% recyclable. Our suppliers also use plastic in their packaging of some products, and we do not remove these protective measures before shipping. We are considering strategies to eliminate these two remaining sources of plastic in our shipping process. As many of our items are hand-made, they do not arrive to us or to you with extraneous packaging, though this is not the case for all of our products.

Breakage in shipping policy:

We pack our shipments in specialised materials to ensure that our customers find them in the same condition that we send them. If you receive your products in a damaged condition, please email orde@japanesetools.com.au with your order number and photos of the condition of the products within a week of collection. If an item is deemed to have been damaged in transit we will replace it with like kind at no extra shipping cost to the customer.

If you are unhappy with the condition of your product and it has not been damaged in transit, please refer to our returns and exchanges policy. 

We stand behind the quality of our tools. If a tool is found to be faulty or damaged in transit, we will verify the issue with you, and offer a refund or exchange when the problem is brought to our attention within 30 days from purchase. If problems arise outside of this period this policy will apply at our discretion. Where a refund or exchange is agreed upon, we will mail you a paid addressed bag to return your items, verify their condition once we receive them, and then process a refund or mail the new item.

If a tool is purchased as a present or the purchaser changes their mind, we will exchange for stock of equal value or store credit when we are contacted within 2 weeks of the purchase. We ask that the customer covers the cost of shipping in these instances. We will take a payment for shipping over the phone, send you a paid addressed envelope, verify the goods' condition once we receive them, and then mail the new item.

If a tool is damaged through improper use, we encourage you to contact us. We may not be able to exchange the tool, but may be able to offer advice on technique or recommend a more appropriate tool. Where possible, we encourage our cutomers to ask us questions about our tools' use before they purchase them. We can be contacted at info@japanesetools.com.au or 02 9527 3870.

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Looking forward to lean new skills on this 2 day course. And to then pass on what I learn to others. Cheers again for making this happen JTA

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Dojo course

Looking forward to lean new skills on this 2 day course. And to then pass on what I learn to others. Cheers again for making this happen JTA

JH
Josh H.
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