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Kodoan is launching a Patreon page

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Kodoan is launching a Patreon page

I've recently launched a Patreon page if anyone is interested in helping Kodoan grow. You can find it here: https://www.patreon.com/kodoan

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IDIOTS GUIDE TO GAMESTONKS

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IDIOTS GUIDE TO GAMESTONKS

IDIOTS GUIDE TO GAMESTONKS   Hi! This is Kodo with Kodoan. You can find out more about me at kodoan.com.   If you keep hearing about the “GAME STONKS” and were kinda hoping for an “idiots guide” version – heads up! this might be just what you’re looking for!   The word Gamestonks is a clever combining of two words (GameStop and Stonks) by an even clever-er-er guy named Elon Musk.   Musk’s short tweet: “Gamestonks!!” shortly after the closing bell on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, added to the price of GameStop’s already soaring share prices which rose nearly 93...

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Jiari shakuhachi

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Jiari shakuhachi

Here is a 2 piece, root end, jiari shakuhachi I made Jiari refers to the plaster-of-paris like paste that is applied inside the bore of the flute. "Ji" means paste and "ari" refers to something existing or being present (arimass). Rather than relying on the natural walls of the bamboo, the inside of the flute is (usually) fabricated from a combination of tonoko powder and urushi lacquer.  After it dries, it is given a final shape, then coated in lacquer.  It's a long process but it produces a uniform sound for ensemble musicians.  I don't make too many as I...

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The best tools are hand made

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The best tools are hand made

When I'm making things like shakuhachi or shinobue, I need very specialized tools that just aren't available commercially. My choices are limited to either making it myself or having someone custom make it for me.  If I have someone else make it, it's never really exactly what I want so, really,  my only choice is to make it myself.  These small carving knives are essential when I'm cutting an inlay for a shakuhachi mouth piece or widening an emboucher hole or even under cutting a tone hole for tuning. 

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Shop tips

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Shop tips

I keep my most used planes at arm's reach from my bench.   I think my last tally was 25 hand planes in my shop but I only use half a dozen regularly and only two or three on a daily basis. 

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