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Difference between KNS Tanaka and Regular Tanaka

Posted by James Zhang on 31st Mar 2016

Sometimes I get emails asking me why the KNS Tanaka are more expensive than some other (Japanese) retailers. I decided to take some photos to explain why KNS Tanaka is packed with value that is a lot … read more
Major change in overseas shipping

Major change in overseas shipping

Posted by James Zhang on 22nd Feb 2016

I had enough with the Post system, especially when sending things overseas via the registered air mail or the pack & track service. They are extremely slow and often slow in updating the system.So … read more
Corian handles

Corian handles

Posted by James Zhang on 23rd Jan 2016

I have been working on utilizing Corian for K&S custom handles for awhile now. After failing on a few attempts, I am finally happy on how they turn out. Fig 1: The recent batch of samples, fi … read more

My syousin magnetic knife strip WIP

Posted by James Zhang on 29th May 2015

I was the other day asked by a customer to make him a magnetic  knife strip. So I figure that I may share the WIP here, I actually consider a magnetic knife strip a rather enjoyable small woodwor … read more

Timber sourcing day trip

Posted by James Zhang on 29th May 2015

I need great figured timber for my woodworking projects, sayas, handles and magnet knife bars. You are almost guaranteed to get nothing from hardware stores, and timber sheds in the city are more gear … read more