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Japanese Joinery: Mortises & Tenons (Fundamental)

at Mokuchi Woodworking Studio - Orange County

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Orange County
18 Kestler Ct
At Berme Rd
Port Jervis, New York 12771
An additional $20 materials fee will be required for each student at time of class.
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 6

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this woodworking class:

In this one day class we will explore the many variations of the most fundamental woodworking joint, the mortise and tenon! Such variations will be: blind, through, wedged, pinned, tusked and the fox. The day will be filled with demonstrations, discussion of proportions along with applications and of course a lot of hands on practice! The practice time will focus on the through mortise and tenon. You will take away a firm grasp of this most central joint.

Prerequisites needed in this class:


  • Sharpening with Japanese Waterstone Or some sharpening experience. You can also rent a sharp chisel from Mokuchi.


  • Japanese Block Plane and Chisel or Japanese Finish Planing
  • Japanese Saws: Get a Grip

Are materials provided and included in cost of the class? No.

A payment of $20 is required as materials fee at time of class.

Materials you will need to bring to class:

  • 210mm ryoba saw
  • 12mm(1/2″) chisel
  • hammer, square, pencil, eraser.


  • Dozuki saw
  • 12mm pairing chisel
  • Marking gauge
  • A slightly wider chisel is also handy say 18, 21 or 24mm
  • Sashigane (Japanese square)

Students can purchase tools and materials at the school as Mokuchi is a Japanese tool retailer and can provide guidance on obtaining tools and a student discount.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

No refunds for no shows. For cancellations more than 15 business days before class date, student can be refunded payment amount minus 13% processing fee OR receive full payment amount as credit toward another class. 

For cancellations 15 to 10 business days before class date, student can receive payment amount as credit toward another class. 

No refunds or credit available for cancellations less than 10 business days before class. 


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Japanese Joinery: Mortises & Tenons (Fundamental)
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School: Mokuchi Woodworking Studio

Mokuchi Woodworking Studio

Mokuchi is a composite of the Japanese word for wood, Moku, and the Chinese word, Chi, for the ancient Chinese concept of vital energy.

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