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last month I started card case CH-4 making this year. I designed this card case December 1992.  I have been making over 25 years, amazing!  How many cases we ( me and my wife ) made ? I don’t know …
I have been making so long time, I have lot of episode about this product, I will write little by little in this blog.  This type case we called ” CH-4 ” that means CH-1 ~ 3 cases exist, I will explain about these another time.

First, I try to find woods in my stockyard.  One case needs 25mm thickness and 110mm width and 80mm length. But my machine needs 120mm length, so normally I search wood over 160mm length for two card cases.

This time I found these woods. Some wood is very special, but I always feel the difference… I should say ” uniqueness ” of each wood.  So I think every wood is so  special. They have their own character and language.  I always feel very happy to know the uniqueness, color,touch, smell … everything.


first drawing (?)   December 1992


old band saw in the stockyard


before cutting


after cutting  25mm × 110mm × 160mm〜


Acacia ( Japan )   Cherry ( japan )    Japanese apricot ( Japan )


Birds eye maple ( Canada )   Maple ( Canada )    Japanese maple ( Japan )


Wenge ( Africa )    Padock ( Africa )    Ebony ( South East Asia )


Oak ( Japan )   Japanese walnut ( Japan )   Japanese buried walnut ( Japan )


Spolted ash ( Canada ) African black wood ( Africa )   Japanese Yew ( Japan )


Sicamoa ( Canada )   American cherry ( North America )  American black walnut ( North America )


Victorian rosewood ( South America )   Inbuia ( South America )   Paorosa ( Africa )


Indian rosewood ( South East Asia )   Rosewood (  South East Asia )   Narra (  South East Asia )


Zelkova ( Japan )   Buried zelkova ( Japan )   Chestnut ( Japan )

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