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
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 )