A middle of the ‘process’ update.

Hello All,

First I’d very much like to say thank you to all of you who’ve passed along well wishes to myself and my family. We are all absolutely fine, aside from a brace of colds that won’t go away.

I’d also like to make it clear that there is no single person responsible for what happened with . . . → Read More: A middle of the ‘process’ update.

Some very important information.

Hello All,

As the title says, this may well be the most important piece of information I have related to all who may read this extremely sparely updated blog since it started, and more significant than the news that a working store would evolve from it.

The last post here was about my mother’s passing, which was traumatic . . . → Read More: Some very important information.

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.

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?

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?

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

Will you take them in a box?

Hello again Faithful reader,

I read Green eggs and ham tonight, so please excuse the heading there. It just seemed so appropriate.

After a little prodding and poking, I’ve finally made Koyamaichi chisels available in 5 and 10 piece sets, in boxes.

See them here; Koyamaichi chisels.

Still working my way through Ouchi, then onto some stones and then some . . . → Read More: Will you take them in a box?

New stuff, not cheap stuff…

Hello again stranger,

(It must be stranger, since it’s been a while since I’ve added anything here!)

Just a little news from the mad house that is here.

The new stuff is, for the time being, some new stones. You’d think that the expansive range of stones that are already presented in the store would be enough, but no, . . . → Read More: New stuff, not cheap stuff…

Some more new chisels…

Hello again Faithful Reader,

The store has had a few (!) new additions.

Firstly, the Koyamaichi dragon chisels are now listed.

These are top shelf chisels. Starting with a bright finished blue steel chisel, they are sent off to have a dragon engraved into the neck, complete with inlaid eyes. They are award winning (Miki city hardware association) chisels, . . . → Read More: Some more new chisels…