Road Trip; Ouchi chisels.

Hello again Faithful Reader,

On this just past Wednesday my co-pilot (Akiko!) and myself took a drive in Miki city to pay a visit to a few folks.

First up, was a lunch date with Mr. and Mrs. Koyama(ichi) at a Japanese style restaurant that Mr. Koyama found out about with his tennis club friends. (Yes, . . . → Read More: Road Trip; Ouchi chisels.

End-o-the-month update.

Hello again Faithful Reader,

As I sit here, 1AM in the morning with the email telling me the currency rate automated doohickey just did it’s thing, I am suffering from some lack of sleep but need to get in a few words here all the same.

Yesterday, we (as in my Co-pilot and myself) drove into Miki city, . . . → Read More: End-o-the-month update.

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…

Import duties?

Hello again Olde Faithful,

Just found this very, very useful site for those of you who have the concern of import duties to wherever you live.

Import Duty Calculator.

I know not all of you will find this useful, but I think I’ll be visiting often, just so I can do all I can to keep the tax bill . . . → Read More: Import duties?

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…

Here be dragons…

Hello again faithful reader,

(2 posts in 24 hours, I must be sick!)

Just wanted to put this out there, somewhere…

Here’s hoping . . . → Read More: Here be dragons…

Going 12 rounds?

Hello again faithful reader,

I received an email today from one of my customers (who shall not be named) that one of the boxes I sent arrived in a very sorry state.

I asked for a picture, and this is what I got…

You know how you occasionally read about stuff someone has ordered being damaged during delivery, . . . → Read More: Going 12 rounds?

Cheap stuff! New stuff!

Green stuff! Blue stuff!

(Sorry, my son and daughter are 5 and 4 years old, and we like Dr. Seuss…)

If you’ll take a cursory look at the store (linky on the right) you’ll see a few new things.

First, the Sigma Power ceramic/Select II #1200 is available. The all go, no dish, cranked to 11, tough as nails, . . . → Read More: Cheap stuff! New stuff!

It’s not all doom and gloom here…

… contrary to popular belief.

Hello again Olde Faithful,

Just a quick popping up of my head to mention that things are on the mend, both body (flu, nasty) and spirit (no need to mention) and I had a visitor yesterday. A very rare occurrence.

And it wasn’t just anyone, it was someone I can talk turkey with (of . . . → Read More: It’s not all doom and gloom here…

Update, St. Valentine’s day 2012.

Hi all,

I’m writing this as an ‘open letter’ to all regarding what’s going on here at Tools from Japan.

It’s no secret I was in Australia for a week, which limited how much time was available to me to reply to requests, questions and to send thank yous for orders. The fact that even though I made . . . → Read More: Update, St. Valentine’s day 2012.