Daikusan Daikusan is offline
- 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.
- 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.
- Northern Japan
- 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)
- First Name
- Workmanship is not perfection; it is how well you can cover your mistakes.
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|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...
|10:45 AM - DesertRatTom mentioned Daikusan in post Totally Random Chat Thread |
...rsal addiction. Daikusan I don't enjoy gree...
|09:57 AM - DesertRatTom mentioned Daikusan in post Scraper burnisher? |
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|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 |
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|04:23 AM - jj777746 mentioned Daikusan in post Totally Random Chat Thread |
...y New Year everyone Daikusan Happy new year to yo...
|09:48 PM - DesertRatTom mentioned Daikusan in post Totally Random Chat Thread |
...t was the truth. Daikusan We should all start...
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|05:23 AM - jj777746 quoted Daikusan in post Use my last word .. first. |
Sawdust result of woodworking...
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|12:12 AM - Daikusan quoted Gaffboat in post A silly project for the shop |
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|06:40 AM - Daikusan quoted CharleyL in post Picked up a little package today |
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|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...
|11:08 AM - JFPNCM quoted Daikusan in post Cut my finger. |
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|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 |
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|06:46 PM - vchiarelli quoted Daikusan in post Cut my finger. |
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|04:17 PM - Daikusan quoted chessnut2 in post Is it just me? |
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Somebody suggested to me once that the...
|03:18 PM - Daikusan quoted Ray Newman in post Picnic Table Learning Project |
Nice work. The table and sea...
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Have you tried using the new ...
|02:57 PM - Daikusan quoted MT Stringer in post Totally Random Chat Thread |
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|09:12 PM - jj777746 quoted Daikusan in post Use my last word .. first. |
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