An interesting read from The Japan Times, regarding one of Japan’s most revered building materials.
Hello Ian, greetings from Medellín, Colombia. I found your blog because of Giant Cypress. Nice job, keep the good work on. Santiago Carmona —by Anonymous
Thanks a lot for your support, It’s always a thrill to hear that my work is being appreciated abroad. The internet is a pretty awesome thing.
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Japanese chisel set up! Instructions are in the photos.
There is already a lot of guides on how to do this, but I wanted to experiment and figure out my own method. Two of my chisels are 3/8” shorter as a result…shh…
Feel free to message me with any questions.
Another Christmas present from this month.
Morakniv in Black Walnut with Macassar Ebony accents.
Don’t ask me what that residue on the blade is, I have no idea.
I made my older brother a coat stand for Christmas.
Polyurethane on Black Walnut.
Crib/toddler-bed/full-size bed I’m making for my first grandchild. Got it leveled up, plumb, clamped then drilled the connector bolt holes and pinned the bed slats. One more day to finish up the blind-nut installation and it’s ready for finish. I took time off this project for two paying jobs but it’s nice to be back making stuff for the family again.
Some more photos of the Torii Cabinet, a couple detail shots as well.
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A shot of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre’s Museum on the 1st floor.
The Nikkei Heritage Museum in Toronto. The first display case has a couple woodworking tools, including a nice ryoba saw.