Question about Volume II

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Question about Volume II

Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:55 am

A couple of essay purchasers in recent weeks have commented to me that they find the introductory illustrations on page 4 of Volume II very hard to decipher. Can anyone else confirm that -did you find those illustrations hard to follow?

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Re: Question about Volume II

Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:06 am

I believe that you refer to the three photos of a hopper with the sashigane placed in position to measure each of the three cuts, face cut, but and miter cut?

If so then I didn't find them particularly difficult to understand, however I think maybe by that stage I had a better understanding through some of your other material that I had 'got it' by then.

Given the nature of the subject and that it involves a lot of visualisation, transposing 2D drawings into 3D shapes, I find that it takes a moment for nearly every diagram, to orientate my brain and form the 3D solid in my head, and understand the portion being referred to. I don't think there's a way to short cut that - we're dealing with some unfamiliar and complex shapes - there's no substitute for time and study. Perhaps some will have a natural aptitude for it and do it quicker, others may have to work at it.

Generally I find your printed material to be well illustrated and clearly written - do others agree?


Re: Question about Volume II

Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:13 pm


Yeah, I'm with Derek. I've found both the mailings and the TAJCD material clear and well explained. That's not to say that it doesn't take quite some work to assimilate and a bit of thinking.


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