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Blog series by Junji updated 05-11-2009 05:07 PM 5 parts 6263 reads 22 comments total

Part 1: Hanami season, peeling

04-03-2009 03:32 AM by Junji | 9 comments »

In this time of the year, everybody goes to “Hanami” (meaning watching flower), but it usually has to be cherry blossom, not other flower in Japan. Actually it’s very nice season for a picnic or outside party after the long winter. Here is some image of Hamami. The best time to see the flower itself ends only for a week the longest, and it just started in Kobe now. But for me, I am not seeing flowers, but the skin of the cherry tree this year… I just started a...

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Part 2: Head board half way around.

04-06-2009 11:59 AM by Junji | 3 comments »

This is my first rustic project, and now I know a little bit of log wood difficulty. It took so long to peel the skin, and after that, I wondered how to make the tenon out of these irregular shape logs. So looked around the internet and found there are products call log tenon cutter, or log tenon jig, but not so easy to get these in Japan, and if I order it by internet from US, it will take a long time and extra money for shipping. I looked some video of log tenon jig using router, I thought ...

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Part 3: head board and foot board, start cracking

04-08-2009 04:59 PM by Junji | 2 comments »

Now the head board and foot borad are done. From woodworking There are some of “I should have…!”, but it’s just OK for this is my first log project. Yes, I am learning! And as I wrote here in the first blog of this session, the logs are really green, and now it started cracking. From woodworking as long as the log doesn’t split into 2 parts, I guess it can be used. The point is, how long it keeps cracking or drying. Well, I will see it. By the way, ...

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Part 4: Almost there

04-10-2009 02:19 PM by Junji | 1 comment »

The bed is now so close to be done. I thought I might be able to finish it today, but these thoughts always can’t come true… From woodworking OK, now I have to make the fence, so my daughter wouldn’t fall off while she is sleeping, and some finish.

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Part 5: It was the day.

05-11-2009 05:07 PM by Junji | 7 comments »

So it was the 3rd birthday of my daughter today, actually it past a few minutes now… The bed was done a while ago, and she has been sleeping there, but I just thought it would be a good idea to take some shots on her birthday sleeping there. From woodworking There has been no problem with the bed, and the cracking just stopped after I put this bed in the bedroom. There is nothing special about this photo, but for me, this is one of the biggest reason to be here in the world.

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