This introduction to California Daiku (Japanese Carpentry) woodworking is presented as a tutorial that points the way to understanding basic joinery concepts and the processes to make them. Traditional Japanese hand tools and joinery techniques are a timeless achievement and deserve to be in modern hearts and hands. So start with the basics, learn to harness more of you attention, look for improvements and enjoy your woodworking - perfection is down the road. Includes over two hours of content, including layout and joinery technics. The author is a longtime California Daiku woodworker, author and teacher.