Working with him has been a revelation in tenacity and endurance. It is enormously humbling to be working alongside a 79-year old man and see his severe physical limits, and then think that he has carried on like this for over thirty years. He has made many adjustments and for the most part uses all the tools with one hand. He is just five feet tall but he can swing around a heavy power tool easily with his right arm.
He marks his work with the first and last kanji (Chinese characters) of his name: SHIMO JIN.