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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 now the lumber is dry.
    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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  • Last Activity: 05-13-2018 06:16 PM
  • 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

05-18-2017
05:23 AM - jj777746 quoted Daikusan in post Use my last word .. first.
Sawdust result of woodworking...
05-01-2017
06:49 AM - jj777746 quoted Daikusan in post Use my last word .. first.
Blokes strokes are slow pokes...
04-13-2017
02:59 PM - MT Stringer quoted Daikusan in post Totally Random Chat Thread
Have you tried using the new ...
04-12-2017
09:12 PM - jj777746 quoted Daikusan in post Use my last word .. first.
Aliens, Live Long and Prosper...
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...
04-07-2017
09:01 PM - jj777746 quoted Daikusan in post Use my last word .. first.
Woodworking to make ice-cream...
04-05-2017
12:18 PM - AndyL quoted Daikusan in post Countries that drive on the left
Allow one more comment on the...
03-28-2017
08:27 PM - jj777746 quoted Daikusan in post Use my last word .. first.
pullet my leg I says Says par...
03-19-2017
09:58 PM - furboo quoted Daikusan in post Scraping Snow Skis
The Japanese as a whole are v...
03-14-2017
04:44 AM - jj777746 quoted Daikusan in post Use my last word .. first.
Goal of Rainman2.0 is insulat...
03-10-2017
11:55 PM - jj777746 quoted Daikusan in post Use my last word .. first.
Technique totally tells the t...
11:30 AM - DesertRatTom quoted Daikusan in post Totally Random Chat Thread
Tom You need to get Rick to ...
02:49 AM - jj777746 quoted Daikusan in post Use my last word .. first.
Vacation a retirees continual...
03-08-2017
08:50 PM - Terry Q quoted Daikusan in post The truth and nothing but the truth
Quandary – get rid of the car...
09:57 AM - DesertRatTom quoted Daikusan in post The truth and nothing but the truth
The instruction manual has a ...
03-06-2017
12:51 PM - DesertRatTom quoted Daikusan in post The truth and nothing but the truth
...e next few days. Daikusan I just got mine set...
03-01-2017
11:21 PM - jj777746 quoted Daikusan in post Use my last word .. first.
Time to cut cherry planks Pla...
02-27-2017
09:13 AM - UglySign quoted Daikusan in post Use my last word .. first.
Late is better than Never ...
02-26-2017
05:05 AM - jj777746 quoted Daikusan in post Use my last word .. first.
Obesity in all sumo wrestlers...
 
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