Mysterious wood joint

by h-kimura, published

Mysterious wood joint by h-kimura Mar 28, 2011
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This type of joint is used in a gate of OOSAKA castle in Japan.
It seems to a puzzle. If you do not have 3D printers, please challenge to make a papercraft of this object which is uploaded by PDF file.


It is my opinion that when you make this object by MakerBot, using Raft is needed.

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Fushigi? So that how those balls work! ;)

Awesome addition! :) Here's a link that depicts how the cap joint works and a video too: http://is.gd/Iourjrhttp://is.gd/Iourjr

I love tsugi! I hope you make more as I'm sure it will inspire others to make more construction projects. The Japanese joints are so varied and useful. Of course they work best with wood, but perhaps some variants in plastic can make them even more useful.

I was thinking tsugi with ready attachment to wood might make for quick japanese joinery.

This (hashira tsugi?) joint is going to be really useful in construction projects, a small clip on one side will make for a quick locking joint that won't slide or twist :)