Spring Sale!

 

I am starting a spring sale on custom built stands just in time to order for the shows coming up!

Any order for a custom built stand will get a 30% discount!

Order well ahead to get in time for a show!!!!

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New Mame size stands!

Just started making these mame size display stands!

Great for mame bonsai, small wire trees or small stones!

The first one is 12″ across x 18″ tall x 4″ deep and made with 1/4″ solid wood, $225

The second one (with the hole in the bottom) is 12″ across x 16″ tall x 4″ deep also made with 1/4″ solid wood.

Email me at daizamaker@volcano.net if you are interested in purchasing one.

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12 x 18 x 4 x 1/4

12 x 18 x 4 x 1/4

12 x 16 x 4 x 1/4

12 x 16 x 4 x 1/4

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Making A Round Mame Stand

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I have always wanted to make one of these round mame stands for trees, wire trees or stones. Most of the ones I have seen are made with poor joinery and poor painted finish on them.

I was finally asked by a client to make one so I took my time and did it.

First, I drew the whole stand full size on a board.

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Next, I knew the part that would take some thinking to produce would be the rings. Since they are made from 4 pieces, I wanted them to be strong so I used a “lap joint” to connect them. It was a little tricky as the joint has to be at a certain degree to make a tight joint.

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But finally, they were done!

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Next was making the box (the easy part for me).

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I made a piece of molding I mitered to make the feet for the box.

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The drawer fronts I made out of layering two pieces of 1/4″ thick material with routered edges.

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Then I planed the wood down to 1/4″ to make the shelves and used a dado blade set on my table saw to make the grooves so that the shelves would also be strong at the joints. I also made a small molding I could glue onto the ends of the curved end shelves to sand and shape down to make the curved end.

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After sanding the rings and adding a routered edge, I clamped up the whole ring and shelf area.

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After building the drawer boxes and shooting a nice dark finish on all the parts, they were ready for the clear spray finish coats and assembly. (the finish looks terrible in this bad close up photo i took with my iphone!!!)

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Finally it was done!  21″ tall x 20″ wide with 3″ deep shelves.

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I am looking forward to making larger ones with different shapes soon, maybe like this one!

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Stones For Sale

Due to lack of time to fill orders AND make daizas, my Stones For Sale page was removed.

Well, it’s back!

These stones are ready to ship with daizas made!

Don’t forget that 8% tax and shipping cost is not included in price shown.

Email me at daizamaker@volcano.net with stone number if you are interested in purchasing a stone, THANKS!

#12 LARGE Mountain Stone- 14" long x 6" tall!, gorgeous Eel River stone, cut stone, walnut daiza, $450

#12 LARGE Mountain Stone- 14″ long x 6″ tall!, gorgeous Eel River stone, cut stone, walnut daiza, $450

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#11 LARGE Mountain Stone- 11" long x 5" tall, VERY realistic mountain!, $300

#11 LARGE Mountain Stone- 11″ long x 5″ tall, cut stone,  VERY realistic mountain!, $300

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#9 Viewing Stone- not cut, walnut daiza,8" tall, $300

#9 Viewing Stone- not cut, walnut daiza,8″ tall, $300

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#9 Daiza made from 200 year old walnut wood!

#8 Black Mountain stone- cut stone, walnut daiza, 9" long x 6" tall, $250

#8 Black Mountain stone- cut stone, walnut daiza, 9″ long x 6″ tall, $250

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#7 Jasper Mountain- cut stone, 10" long x 5" tall, $200

#7 Jasper Mountain- cut stone, 10″ long x 5″ tall, $200

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#6 Viewing Stone- 7" across x 8" tall, uncut, difficult coved edge daiza, $350

#6 Viewing Stone- 7″ across x 8″ tall, uncut, difficult coved edge daiza, $350

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#6 Daiza made from 200 year old Walnut Wood!

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#5 Pool Stone- comes with daiza and bronze frog, 6" across, $350

#5 Pool Stone- comes with daiza and bronze frog, 6″ across, $350

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#5 Bronze Frog

#5 Bronze Frog

#4 LARGE mountain with snow- cut stone, walnut daiza, 11" long x 6" tall!!!, $300

#4 LARGE mountain with snow- cut stone, walnut daiza, 11″ long x 6″ tall!!!, $300

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#3 Chromite Viewing Stone- green color is uveravite (emerald family), 7" tall, $200

#3 Chromite Viewing Stone- green color is uveravite (emerald family), 7″ tall, $200

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#2 Jasper Mountain- cut stone, 4.5" long x 3" tall, $80

#2 Jasper Mountain- cut stone, 4.5″ long x 3″ tall, $80

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#1 Red Jasper Mini Mountain- cut stone, 2" tall, walnut daiza, $50

#1 Red Jasper Mini Mountain- cut stone, 2″ tall, walnut daiza, $50

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Cache Creek with the S.F. Suiseki Club!

Had a wonderful day collecting with the San Francisco Suiseki Club on April 16th, 2016!!!

These are the stones I picked up (plus a couple I traded for on the way home that day).

In the midst of all the colorful stones I found a cool pool stone!

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You never know!

You never know what a little extra cleaning will do!!!
I received this small Italian stone today and started cleaning it more.
After an hour with wire wheels on my power carver and dental picks by hand, I found it had 2 tunnels at the bottom and 3 connecting holes at the top!!!
Score!
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Mini Shohin Stands!

For those of you who have been asking, the mini shohin stands are finally here!

Not only do they work for shohin trees and small stones but also fit most of the shohin display stands I have sold.

All joints are 1/8″ doweled!   No super glue here!

There are three top sizes; 4″ x 6″, 6″ x 8″ and 8″ x 10″.

Two different height; 1 3/8″ and 3″ tall.

Some have dowels and some have “risers” between the feet.

I have about a dozen ready to ship!

$100-$150 each

Email me at daizamaker@volcano.net to see what size top and height combos are available. I will post the exact ones I have left after the Redwood Empire Bonsai show next weekend.

Remember, any size height and top combo can be made!

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