Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Finally I set up big lathe from Boise U.S.A.
Before then I reorganized my workshop.
I want to try big bowl project with big one!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

New wood life in Japan!

Finally came back from Boise Idaho, two month ago.
Still I have lot of un-opend boxes in my room!
And need to organize my wood work shop.

First to do is build shed in my garden for many stuff!
My father help me to do, but he did finish almost...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

1st shipment

Today we finished 1st shipment to Japan.
We pack 70% stuff of all we have.
So now, we have lot of space in each room.
I'm worry about if there is enough space in my Japanese home when we back to Japan.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

MP for pen

Do I need to mass production for pen making?
I have plan to give some for present.
But I'm worry about if I have much enough time to finish!
Anyway I'll keep making till midnight!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Pen blank

I got several pen blanks.
Woods, acrylic and cob of the corn.
I have many ideas, but there is not enough time.
I really think time is money, no I can't buy money, too expensive.....

Friday, April 16, 2010


I got very nice present from my friends!

It was Boise state stone!
We'll put it in front of our home in Japan!
Thank you all of my friends!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Haruki got glasses

Haruki seems he has bad eye.
So we checked his eye few weeks ago.
And finally he got first pair of glasses.
I also need to check?

Portland -Day5-

Today we went to shopping.
First of all, we visited downtown again, to Lloyd center.
There was ice skate link inside of that shopping mall.
Then we went to Uwajimaya, Japanese food market and had lunch there.
I wanted to go Woodcraft shop at Portland, and got some pen turning stuff.
On the way of craft shop, Ritsuko found big shopping mall, we decided to get there.
There were several shop and we could enjoy great shopping.
We were happy with no-tax and save money, maybe?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Portland -Day4-

We visit OMSI today.
It was nice museum for kids.
They had good experience with their hands.
Girls, Minami and Otomi were so interested in how baby was born.
Haruki was so curious to know the space, physics and technology.
We also had seen the movie at OMNIMAX theater, it was nice 3D movie, the Deep Sea.
It was so nice for kids and I and Otomi had good opportunity to sleep!?

At Dinner, we could make a chance to meet our friends Derek-san and his daughter.
We had great dinner also, thank you our friends Derek-san!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Portland -Day2-

Today, it was medical check day today, and so tough day for us.
I and Ritsuko need to bear off eating after blood test.
But we need long times fo complet all of tests.
And we finally ate something about 5:30!

We went to "Todai" restaurant.
It was buffet style, and we ate lot of sushi and sweets.

Portland -Day3-

This morning, we went Saturday market near the riverside.
There were lot of hand made crafts and we had a good chance to see them.
And Haruki want to get "Spoon-man’s funny hair band, Minami got decoration for ballet costume, Kanami and Otomi got caramel popcorn, I and Ritsuko had nice ornament which will be moved by wind or someone's hand.
Then, we went shopping to Woodburn outlet.
We got a lot of stuff which we want.
Haruki ask us to take them to "Marine police" which was sushi restaurant and the sushi on the dish was put on the belt and they were moving around the guest.
It was pretty good restaurant for family, good cost performance.
We'll go to Oregon Zoo or OMSI tomorrow; it will be depending on weather.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Portland -Day1-

In this morning I and Ritsuko could not get up early.
Haruki and Minami, they did and call us around 6 o'clock.
We supposed to get Japanese consular office this afternoon at Portland.
But we just arrived at here almost 6 o'clock, and we gave up.
And I found Japanese restaurant near from our hotel.
It was "Murata" Japanese restaurant.
We ate Sushi and Tempura, it was so nice!
Tomorrow we will have medical check up, so I and Ritsuko need to bear off breakfast for the test of fasting blood sugar level.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Snow and Easter

 Last week Haruki and Minami had a spring break.
So I also got day off for playing with them.
I took Haruki and Minami to Bogus for skiing.
There were still nice snow.

And it was snowing through Saturday.
On Saturday, Minami, Kanami and Otomi wanted to go egg hunt, but  Haruki wanted to go skiing again to Bogus.
So I and Haruki went to Bogus for final skiing with Po.
And it snow was so amazing, powder and deep!
So nice.

The group of egg hunt , Minami got bunny basket and they got lot of candies, they also had good experience.

We had great spring break!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Egg hunt at zoo Boise

We went egg hunt to Zoo Boise.
There were so many people in the zoo, for egg hunt!
It was really surprising for us.
Haruki, Minami, Kanami and Otomi got a lot of eggs.
They had  great time!

Friday, April 02, 2010

New Shoes

I got new shoes for jog!
I hope I can run faster than before!?

Monday, March 29, 2010

Pen turning

Recently I'm trying European pen turning.
It is fun but I need more technic for detail.
Especially I need to care connection area between blank and top or bottom of pen.
I tried bamboo blank first time, I like bamboo style!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Corn cob

It's corn cob.
I tried to make pen with it at first time.
It was very easy to turn, but very brittle similar to cork.
It was for our friend's birth present.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Haruki got first place at Pinewood derby!

Today we had pinewood derby.
We started to make pine car few weeks ago.
Haruki designed and select color.
I cut wood then Haruki sand it by several paper.

I polished wheel and axes very well.
And looks very good!

Haruki's car is fastest in the our den.
He got first place at first and final pinewood derby.
We hope we can enjoy pinewood derby in Japan also.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pine derby car making painting

Haruki prefer red for main color.
And he designed silver stripe in center.
Still he want to add yellow color....
Race will be held in this Thursday!
I need to adjust wheel alignment.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Out door soccer season coming!

Today we Lasers were starting new spring season.
We were16 members and much enough for sub.
Game, weather and everything was fine, but unfortunately, we lost!
I hope we can get win next game!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pine derby car making

Still trying to make pine derby car.
I need to melt lead wire to fix into the car!

Monday, March 08, 2010

Electrical work?

I tried to work electrical project!?
I made electric board pen from kit.
I presented it to my friends!

Saturday, March 06, 2010


It was so great ski resort!
We had two days at there and had a lot of fun.
When I came back to home, all of my body was so sore!
I hope I can go ski again!

Crazy Hair

Haruki and Minami went school with their crazy hair.
Haruki asked Ritsuko to braid up his hair.
Ritsuko made many plaits on the top of his head.
He looked happy?

Friday, February 26, 2010

Guitar making

I'm interested in Guitar making.
But it's pretty high cost, almost $600, however.....
It seems great opportunity...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

3rd grade program!

Today, Haruki had a 3rd grade program.
He and his friends sing songs in front of many audience.
Haruki had good performance.
We had a lot of fun!
Kento was sleeping and no cry, we could enjoy without any concern.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Baby Oto

Otomi like baby behavior.
Sometime she steal Kento's something.
She sit down his baby chair today.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Alex farewell

This week end we had farewell golf competition and drink party on Saturday and barbecue party on Sunday.
There were some trouble happen with Alex, before playing golf.
He could not play golf with his club even though he brought them.
But we believe he could enjoy playing.

And on Sunday it was so nice day for barbecue at outside, completely the day for it!
We had pretty good farewell for Alex with our best!
Anyway thank you and see you later Alex!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Volley ball season start

We had 1st game of volleyball tonight.
Finally we could join the league of spring season.
But we had just only 6 players, so we need more people.

Today we could not get win any set, but we had a lot of fun.
I believe, if we will have more organization, we could beat opponents.

Anyway I'm looking forward to playing with all of our team members next game.