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A monk asked Joshu, “What is the meaning of Bodhidharma’s coming to China?” Joshu said, “The oak tree in the garden.”A monk asked Zhaozhou, “What is the living meaning of Zen?” Zhaozhou said, “The cypress tree in the yard.”
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Progress. #nyckez

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:55am

A post shared by Wilbur Pan (@wilburpan) on Aug 5, 2017 at 7:55am PDT



Progress. #nyckez

Starting the split. #nyckez

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:52am


Starting the split. #nyckez

These logs have seconds to live. #nyckez

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:50am


These logs have seconds to live. #nyckez

13" Japanese plane. My plane is next to it for scale....

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:38am


13" Japanese plane. My plane is next to it for scale. #nyckez

Tools! #nyckez

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 6:49am


Tools! #nyckez

Waiting for the start of today’s activities. #nyckez

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 6:47am


Waiting for the start of today’s activities. #nyckez

@big_sand_woodworking going to town on this log. This is much...

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 6:39am


@big_sand_woodworking going to town on this log. This is much easier than it looks. Because Japanese saws. #nyckez

The final product. #nyckez

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 1:32pm


The final product. #nyckez

Finished timber frame joint. #nyckez

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 1:04pm


Finished timber frame joint. #nyckez

More timber frame assembly. #nyckez

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:59am


More timber frame assembly. #nyckez

Joinery detail. #nyckez

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:45am


Joinery detail. #nyckez

Timber frame assembly. #nyckez

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:40am

A post shared by Wilbur Pan (@wilburpan) on Aug 4, 2017 at 11:37am PDT



Timber frame assembly. #nyckez

@mokuchistudio starting a timber frame assembly. #nyckez

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:37am


@mokuchistudio starting a timber frame assembly. #nyckez

Sharpening stations. #nyckez

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:23am


Sharpening stations. #nyckez

Super wide chisel that @joshvillegas94 uses for the final step...

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 9:09am


Super wide chisel that @joshvillegas94 uses for the final step in making the front of the throats of a Japanese plane. 54mm, baby! #nyckez

@joshvillegas94 doesn’t know you can’t use Japanese...

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 9:04am

A post shared by Wilbur Pan (@wilburpan) on Aug 4, 2017 at 9:04am PDT



@joshvillegas94 doesn’t know you can’t use Japanese chisels on hardwoods. #nyckez

@joshvillegas94 in action at #nyckez .

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 8:11am

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@joshvillegas94 in action at #nyckez .

Plane making tools that @joshvillegas94 uses.

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 7:55am


Plane making tools that @joshvillegas94 uses.

@joshvillegas94 demonstrating how to make a Japanese plane body...

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 7:54am


@joshvillegas94 demonstrating how to make a Japanese plane body at #NYCKez

Let’s Plane!

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 9:08am
Let’s Plane!:

Brian Holcombe wrote a post on the lengths he will go to to kick my butt in the planing competition at the NYC Kez this weekend.

In all seriousness, this is a terrific writeup on how to make the body for a Japanese plane.

And again, if you haven’t signed up for the NYC Kez, there’s still time to do so. Hope to see you there.

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