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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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Final results. I did better than last year, even though I...

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 2:07pm


Final results. I did better than last year, even though I stupidly nicked up my plane blade right before the planing contest started.

@jimblauvelt showing how it’s done. #nyckez

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 1:18pm

A post shared by Wilbur Pan (@wilburpan) on Aug 5, 2017 at 1:18pm PDT



@jimblauvelt showing how it’s done. #nyckez

@jbxianjr planing the heck out of this wood. #nyckez

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 1:15pm

A post shared by Wilbur Pan (@wilburpan) on Aug 5, 2017 at 1:15pm PDT



@jbxianjr planing the heck out of this wood. #nyckez

@bp.holcombe planing the heck out of this board. #nyckez

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 1:02pm

A post shared by Wilbur Pan (@wilburpan) on Aug 5, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT



@bp.holcombe planing the heck out of this board. #nyckez

Planing contest! #nyckez

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 12:55pm

A post shared by Wilbur Pan (@wilburpan) on Aug 5, 2017 at 12:54pm PDT



Planing contest! #nyckez

Yarikanna time! #nyckez

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 11:00am


Yarikanna time! #nyckez

Sawing a kerf between two boards butted side by side. #nyckez

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 10:58am


Sawing a kerf between two boards butted side by side. #nyckez

Chiseling out pilot holes for boat building nails. #nyckez

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 10:58am


Chiseling out pilot holes for boat building nails. #nyckez

Douglas Brooks demonstrating Japanese boat building methods....

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 8:45am


Douglas Brooks demonstrating Japanese boat building methods. #nyckez

Done! #nyckez

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 8:11am


Done! #nyckez

More progress. #nyckez

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:58am


More progress. #nyckez

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

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