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Project by Junji posted 07-13-2009 04:20 PM 2175 views 4 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am in Kushiro City, Hokkaido. Away from home.
Hokkaido is the northern end of our country, so it’s cold, it’s far, and delicious… (I am not on vacation, this is for a concert here tomorrow)
Anyway, I have a friend who lives in Hokkaido, and he always send us great food from Hokkaido every year, although I haven’t sent him back much, so this time, I wanted to do something for him.
And this is what I came up with.

For the main panel, I used 8 different kind of woods,
White ash, Karin (Padoauk), cherry, walnuts, wild cedar, keyaki (Japanese elm), rosewood and oak. The outside frame is also Padoauk.

I am giving this to him tomorrow, and hoping he would like it and use it in his house…

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/





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patron

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#1 posted 07-13-2009 04:30 PM

great gift ,
and beautifull design !
a good way to say ,
” thank you “

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 07-13-2009 04:38 PM

Very nice gift, Junji. Once again your creativity is beautifully apparent. If your musical talents are as good as your woodworking talents, you will do good in life. (Unless you do rap music). This is a great clock. Thanks for the post.

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Damian Penney

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#3 posted 07-13-2009 04:51 PM

Cool, I lived in Tsu-rui, about 45mins outside of Kushiro for a while, great place :) Sure your friend will love the clock.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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Junji

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#4 posted 07-13-2009 04:58 PM

David,
“A Good Way To Say THANK YOU”, wow that’s a great catch-phrase.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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Junji

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#5 posted 07-13-2009 05:00 PM

Tim,
Ha ha I am not a rap musician.
Woodworking and music is totally different things but somehow it’s connected each other to me.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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Junji

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#6 posted 07-13-2009 05:02 PM

Damian,
You lived near here? How come that happened? Not so many people have that kind of opportunity, but surely it’s great place!

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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Damian Penney

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#7 posted 07-13-2009 05:07 PM

Yes, I was teaching English to local students there while staying at a place called Shin Shizen Juku; stayed there about nine months, right through the -40F winter :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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Junji

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#8 posted 07-13-2009 05:15 PM

Wow it must have been a great/ cold winter for you. But not many foreigner visit Hokkaido, so I can say that it was really great experience of staying here. I bet you had had great food here too. Nihongo wa doudesuka?

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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YorkshireStewart

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#9 posted 07-13-2009 08:13 PM

and hoping he would like it and use it in his house

If he doesn’t like it, I’ll send you my address! <grin>

That’s really unusual; I like it a lot Junji.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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Karson

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#10 posted 07-13-2009 08:18 PM

A beautiful looking clock. Great job on the construction.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Junji

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#11 posted 07-13-2009 11:38 PM

YorkshireStewart,
Ah OK. Let wait to see what he would say first… Thank you anyway, though.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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Junji

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#12 posted 07-13-2009 11:44 PM

Karson,

thanks!

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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degoose

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#13 posted 07-13-2009 11:54 PM

Totally unusual use of different timbers.. contrasting yet complimentary.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Junji

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#14 posted 07-14-2009 12:09 AM

degoose,
Thank you. I know if you would ever make one like this, it would be more complicated using curved line, or complex pattern. I wish I could do that someday… But this is what I can. Well, at least mine is also complex to tell his the names of the timbers.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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#15 posted 07-14-2009 12:17 AM

Grat job, he should be happy with it.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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