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David

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#1 posted 04-03-2012 12:37 AM

What life lessons you learned and will never forget. Wish I could go but I am not getting my feet no higher than the roof of my house, no I don’t swim either. Thanks for the post.

-- David, Center,Texas

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Dave

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#2 posted 04-03-2012 01:08 AM

Paul you leave me speechless. I would have loved to be there walking the streets and enjoying the craftsmanship of the buildings. There is a Zen in the craftsman of Japan. We have a tendency not to look and listen to the wood and project.
Place a blade of grass between you fingers, pull it with the other hand. It does not bend and pulls straight out. Place it again in between your fingers and push it, it bends and buckles.
Thus there is strength and true-ness in a pull stroke.
Now photography is another little thing I like and it is good to see someone using black and white. Nice.
Thanks Paul you are to kind.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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GrandpaLen

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#3 posted 04-03-2012 03:22 PM

Sounds as though you had several great and lasting experiences while in Japan, Grasshopper. ... :-)

Old School Sawdust.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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jschmitz1949

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#4 posted 04-03-2012 06:05 PM

Would you mind sharing the name of the read that was recommended to you? I love a good read from time to time.

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deleteme

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#5 posted 04-04-2012 12:39 AM

jschmitz1949 – PM Sent…I hope you enjoy it as well! Perhaps we could all comment on it on this thread.

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deleteme

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#6 posted 04-04-2012 12:41 AM

GrandpaLen -I sure did Sir! It was quite a refreshing experience. I love timber framing the European way as well. My dream would be to be able to help out on a project like that one day. Thanks for your comment.

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deleteme

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#7 posted 04-04-2012 12:43 AM

David -I used to be scared of flying myself…then the military came along and made me fly everywhere and sail the rest. Go figure huh? Perhaps I could share woodworking across the pond through my blogs with you. It would be my pleasure.

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deleteme

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#8 posted 04-04-2012 12:54 AM

SuperDav721- I sent it this afternoon. Be on the look out for it in the next few days. I’m just anxiously waiting to start reading it with you. Walking into some of these temples and shrines was amazing. To think that woodworkers were once skilled Swordsmiths and even Samurai back in the day is pretty impressionable. Word in the prefecture (City) is that they were unemployed after they were abolished and turned into skilled artisens and crafters to make ends meet…Woodworkers evolve out of warriors… :)

Just a perspective shot of an entrance…Massive!

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Dave

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#9 posted 04-04-2012 01:50 AM

Most amazing Paul. I await your package. I don’t know if I have shown you this.


You have to dig a bit but there is good stuff on his channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/handicraftsjp/videos



http://www.youtube.com/user/japanwoodworker/videos
Thank you Paul for sharing
And I to await the reading.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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hydrohillbilly

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#10 posted 04-05-2012 01:29 AM

Great stuff Paul welcome back

-- Russel C

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boxcarmarty

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#11 posted 04-05-2012 01:31 AM

Welcome home Paul…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Dave

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#12 posted 04-06-2012 08:09 PM

I got your book today. I can’t wait for this evening, for all to get silent and sit down for a good read.
Thank you for your gift.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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deleteme

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#13 posted 04-06-2012 08:39 PM

@hydrohillbilly & @boxcarmarty – Thank you kindly for the warm welcome home. I just got up after a long night of work…I can’t wait to hit the shop. There’s a old painted cabinet that has been looking at me funny…sounds like it needs to be turned into a chisel chest a’la’ Superdave and Mafe! LOL!

@superdav721 – Sweet brother! Can’t wait to get practicing and sharing ideas!

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deleteme

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#14 posted 04-08-2012 02:27 AM

Spent an entire day failing miserably in the shop…Sharpened chisels, bought japanese saw all fails…trying really hard not to become discouraged. Thank God for tommorrow…oh wait…it’s the Lord’s day. I digress.

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Dave

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#15 posted 04-08-2012 02:32 AM

I got stuck making picture frames.
With planes and chisels and square nails. They still wore me out. Almost finished.
I started the book. It is going to take some serious study.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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