This journal documents my studies of traditional crafts. I’m particularly interested in japanese woodworking, but I dabble in dyeing, painting and garment construction as well.

The primary reason I started this blog is because I couldn’t find good resources for my interests on the internet and ended up purchasing many expensive books and making making many expensive mistakes, so I hoped to spare others some of my pain. A secondary reason was the perfect quality of many of the blogs and journals I did find; woodworking blogs in particular are written by people with workshops that cost as much as my house and more years of experience than I have even lived.

I wanted to document my process, mistakes and recoveries, so that others might learn, and also set realistic expectations for themselves, instead of feeling disappointment when they didn’t achieve perfect results. Perfect is so terribly boring anyway.

Welcome to my workshop.