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           I’m pretty sure that I’m the very first person use cherry wood for glasses frames. Why am I so sure? Because cherry wood is not ‘hard wood’, also known by most people as ‘rosewood’ and everyone thinks only rosewood can be used as glasses frames. In fact, cherry wood is soft and its fibre is less dense than rosewood (here referring to the types of trees, not specific tree species). However, in 2012, I created a crack-proof technique, which significantly improved the firmness of wooden frames. When dropped to the ground, only about 5% of...

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          By now in 2016, I am still the only designer and craftsman making glasses frames with olive wood, as no one else understand the fragility of olive wood better than me. In 2012, I first got to know olive wood. (I only know olive before that. Actually when I was in primary school, I can buy pickled olives from the shop near our school.) It reminded me of childhood memories when I first took a close look at olive wood, and was fascinated by its beautiful texture. Every piece of olive wood is unique. As...

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