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Daikusan Daikusan is offline

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  About Me

  • My Shop
    Some detailed information about my workshop.
    My Shop
    My new shop is in a 13' X 13' shed with no dust collection, so I do everything outdoors; hence weather seriously affects my work. The shed houses my tools and a table saw and a couple tons of cherry wood. I have a teardown work bench that is beefy and sets up in a couple of minutes. My router table and miter saw and jigs are mounted to ¾" plywood and can be clamped to the top of the workbench. Im in the process of building a new router table.
  • Woodworker Information
    A few details about myself.
    Biography
    I grew up in central Iowa and took woodworking in Jr and High School. Completed several project, helped build several houses, and a couple of major renovations by myself. I started using a router 15 years ago with an old Craftsman 1/4" Router (circa '70s) a hand-me-down from my dad. The router lasted trough many tough projects. The pulpit project pushed its limits with oversized bits and that likely was the ultimate demise of the router making Japanese lanterns. I now have 14A 2½ HP ½" Craftsman and another ¼" Craftsman.

    All my routing projects have been in Japan. The Japanese bits are 6mm not the 6.35mm that the ¼" bits are. ¼" collets must be modified to hold the smaller Japanese bits. The purchase of several woodworking books led me to router books and ultimately this site. I still am an amateur at the router but I am looking forward to many new exciting projects with the beefier ½" router.

    The Japanese word for an amateur woodworker is nichiyo daikusan, literally meaning Sunday only woodworker and hence my nickname Daikusan. That’s just a Japanese saying for a part time hobby, it doesn’t mean I do woodwork on Sundays; I don’t.
    Location
    Northern Japan
    Interests
    3 year ago I started hauling cherry trees to a band saw sawmill and am now drying the lumber. The first set is ready to be worked with.
    Favorite Router
    Craftsman and Makita
    Woodworking Experience (Years)
    45
    First Name
    Steve
    Country
    Japan
  • Signature
    Workmanship is not perfection; it is how well you can cover your mistakes.

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  • Join Date: 04-11-2013
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  Mentions

03-06-2017
12:51 PM - DesertRatTom mentioned Daikusan in post The truth and nothing but the truth
...e next few days. Daikusan I just got mine set...
02-23-2017
10:45 AM - DesertRatTom mentioned Daikusan in post Totally Random Chat Thread
...rsal addiction. Daikusan I don't enjoy gree...
02-02-2017
09:57 AM - DesertRatTom mentioned Daikusan in post Scraper burnisher?
Daikusan Curious about the...
01-03-2017
09:21 PM - DesertRatTom mentioned Daikusan in post Totally Random Chat Thread
...ke that.:surprise: Daikusan rain Man 2.0 Thi...
05:15 AM - Daikusan mentioned Gaffboat in post Japanese Puzzle Box
... I think Oliver AKA Gaffboat should make one like...
01-02-2017
04:23 AM - jj777746 mentioned Daikusan in post Totally Random Chat Thread
...y New Year everyone Daikusan Happy new year to yo...
12-29-2016
09:48 PM - DesertRatTom mentioned Daikusan in post Totally Random Chat Thread
...t was the truth. Daikusan We should all start...

  Quotes

04-29-2017
12:12 AM - Daikusan quoted Gaffboat in post A silly project for the shop
Besides, sometimes you need t...
04-24-2017
06:40 AM - Daikusan quoted CharleyL in post Picked up a little package today
When you make the hose and ba...
04-23-2017
07:01 AM - Daikusan quoted JFPNCM in post Cut my finger.
A case where "better late t...
06:54 AM - Daikusan quoted CharleyL in post Picnic Table Learning Project
Nice picnic table. I'll bet i...
04-22-2017
11:08 AM - JFPNCM quoted Daikusan in post Cut my finger.
I heard that right after I st...
05:52 AM - Daikusan quoted williamm in post Picnic Table Learning Project
Nice looking table, but I am ...
05:06 AM - Daikusan quoted JFPNCM in post Cut my finger.
One of the 1st lessons my G...
05:00 AM - Daikusan quoted DesertRatTom in post Finally somethng new
Nice, and, diplomatic at the same...
04-15-2017
06:46 PM - vchiarelli quoted Daikusan in post Cut my finger.
A bullet proof vest will stop...
04:17 PM - Daikusan quoted chessnut2 in post Is it just me?
All these rabbit puns are maki...
04:10 PM - Daikusan quoted difalkner in post Curly Maple and Walnut cross - Build thread
...et.com/albums/ii494/difalkner/ABC%20Cross/025%20-%...
04-14-2017
04:29 PM - Daikusan quoted DaninVan in post Voting for new Forum Contributors
Having blamed the Russkies, i...
04:25 PM - Daikusan quoted Cherryville Chuck in post Totally Random Chat Thread
Somebody suggested to me once that the...
04-13-2017
03:18 PM - Daikusan quoted Ray Newman in post Picnic Table Learning Project
Nice work. The table and sea...
02:59 PM - MT Stringer quoted Daikusan in post Totally Random Chat Thread
Have you tried using the new ...
02:57 PM - Daikusan quoted MT Stringer in post Totally Random Chat Thread
Making sawdust out of a perfectl...
04-12-2017
09:12 PM - jj777746 quoted Daikusan in post Use my last word .. first.
Aliens, Live Long and Prosper...
09:01 PM - Daikusan quoted Tonto1 in post Sawing Red Oak
Hey Steve, that's a great i...
04-11-2017
09:28 PM - DesertRatTom quoted Daikusan in post Use my last word .. first.
Krunch was Captain Crunch's f...
04-10-2017
10:50 AM - LDBecker quoted Daikusan in post Fix your planers snipe.
Larry, Hope to see the pictu...
 
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