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    Mr. Ablett . . .

    If you don't mind my asking . . . how long you been in Japan ? I've got a burning question.

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    Which reminds me, me too. Did you ever get together with my cousin?
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    HI Steve

    17 years and 52 days plus or minus a few hours

    Frank, your cousin.....

    Sorry, I forget, was I supposed to meet up with someone?

    Cheers!
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    What are you doing there and why? Woodworking there must be a challenge due to space limitations. I'd love to hear more about that.

    Jack

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    Burning . . .

    I make precision wood models of millitary equipment and peddle them off at the Fort Bliss Gift Shop. This is about the only place ( White Sands & Mcgregor Ranges ) that you can still shoot Air Defense. Well the Japanese come in to shoot Hawk and Nike / Herc ADA this time of year and wipe me out! I don't paint them. Just a LOT of clear poly. Our burning question is . . . is wood that dear or scarce there ? I'd like to think its my artistry but they also clean out the " Arts & Crafts Fair " thats held this time of year of all " things wood ". Just one of those cosmic questions we were pondering.

    AND I agree, the other burning cosmic question is how The Yank wound up there !

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    Hey Steve,
    Stu will certainly give you a much more expert answer than I can, but here's something that might be relevant...

    My wife used to work in Appalachian Spring, a chain of high end craft stores than only sell stuff made in America. Japanese visitors were good customers. They were looking for stuff that was made in America and was unique for presents when they returned home. They only bought the best crafted stuff, so you have indeed earned a complement.
    Don't believe everything you think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve mackay View Post
    the other burning cosmic question is how The Yank wound up there !


    Yank? Stu?


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    I say this in jest.

    Stu went to Japan to partake in Martial Arts & the lady he married told him she would kick one of his cheeks off if he didn't marry her & her mother said she would take care of the other cheek for him if he didn't marry her daughter.
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    Bart....that's the same story Stu told me!


    BTW.....Who's this "Mr. Ablett" the OP is referring to?






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    Quote Originally Posted by steve mackay View Post
    I make precision wood models of millitary equipment and peddle them off at the Fort Bliss Gift Shop. This is about the only place ( White Sands & Mcgregor Ranges ) that you can still shoot Air Defense. Well the Japanese come in to shoot Hawk and Nike / Herc ADA this time of year and wipe me out! I don't paint them. Just a LOT of clear poly. Our burning question is . . . is wood that dear or scarce there ? I'd like to think its my artistry but they also clean out the " Arts & Crafts Fair " thats held this time of year of all " things wood ". Just one of those cosmic questions we were pondering.

    AND I agree, the other burning cosmic question is how The Yank wound up there !
    Hi Steve, I'd say that they just like your unique models, wood is NOT that scarce, a well crafted wooden model IS scarce!

    I came over here to study Aikido, a Japanese Martial Art, for just 6 months, and now it has been over 17 years, and one more thing..............




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