Some not very good news.

Hello All,

I’m writing this, here, to hopefully explain it once to anyone who may ask what is going on here.

This will be very difficult to write and I hope I can get through it in one sitting. This is also for my kids so they know who grandma was, aside from someone they loved very much . . . → Read More: Some not very good news.

Hello. Long time no see.

It’s been an excessively long time between posts here, which I hope to rectify soon-ish.

Mainly, I’ve been too busy to get much more than the essentials done, and not much time left over. This blog is at the end of a very long ‘to do’ list.

However, it’s come to my attention that I should perhaps start . . . → Read More: Hello. Long time no see.

Upcoming event; Miki Kaji-Desse.

Hello all,

A very short bit of writing here, unusual but it’s all I can spare.

At the end of June there will be a woodworker’s/carpenter’s event in Miki city, and if you have the means to attend, I highly recommend making the effort.

I don’t think it’s worth jumping on an airplane/boat/swimming to attend, but if it’ll be . . . → Read More: Upcoming event; Miki Kaji-Desse.

When is it?

Hello Stranger,

I don’t know when the last post I made here was, and don’t have the time or gumption to go check, but I know it wasn’t this year, which is nearly 1/3 over.

Here are the simple facts of the matter.

As you may or may not be aware, the value of the yen has dropped by . . . → Read More: When is it?

Where does the time go?

Hello again long suffering, patient and faithful reader,

I have no other excuses for my lack of posting here other than being ridiculously busy these past months, and unable to do anything but keep my head down and get done what needs to be done.

In that time however I was able to do a few ‘extra’ things, . . . → Read More: Where does the time go?

What happened to August?

Hello again all,

My apologies for not writing here for just over a whole month, for some unusual reason it’s been a busy August, which has usually been a very quiet month.

First up, thanks to all of you who’ve made the previous month so busy. T’was supposed to be summer (vacation) time, but I’ve been flat out . . . → Read More: What happened to August?

‘Back Bevels’ expanded…

Hello again Faithful Reader,

It would seem that my previous blog post here, “Why I put a ‘back bevel’ on plane blades” has attracted a few comments, actually more than a few and certainly more than is usual.

It’s surprising, and very encouraging to see the comments, and while it might seem like there’s a little disagreement going . . . → Read More: ‘Back Bevels’ expanded…

Why I put a ‘back bevel’ on plane blades…

Hello again,

Just recently, something came up that ‘got my goat’ and that was mention that a ‘flat back’ on a plane blade was good enough. Add in several “+1!” posts, and I couldn’t just leave it alone.

I mentioned that I don’t believe a ‘flat back’ = ‘sharp blade’ based on a ‘flat back’ being chock loaded . . . → Read More: Why I put a ‘back bevel’ on plane blades…

A few gouges to look at.

Hello again faithful reader,

Finally (finally!) got these gouges rehandled, and figure that since I have pictures I can put them up here.

Also, the first look at the Koyamaichi ‘tiger’ engraving…

(Now we do know what they look like.)

Ok, not great pictures but pictures all the same.

Handles are jarrah (nasty, evil, hideous stuff), gouges are Koyamaichi (of course!).

That . . . → Read More: A few gouges to look at.

Ouchi oire-nomi x 480

Hello Faithful Reader,

(Getting tired of these updates yet?)

Having spent much of what was a very nicely weathered Sunday bashing on a keyboard, clicking a mouse and uploading pictures (must check how much space I have left on the server) there are now 120 Ouchi oire-nomi listed, with 4 different handle options makes for 480 chisels now . . . → Read More: Ouchi oire-nomi x 480