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by Chadrinkincat
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: F1 gong fu set
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: F1 gong fu set

SOLD
by Chadrinkincat
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Are your brown/purple clay pots also lonely?
Replies: 29
Views: 1201

Re: Are your brown/purple clay pots also lonely?

@steanze

Nice fat cannon on that pot!
by Chadrinkincat
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: Interest check: 80s Zinis
Replies: 20
Views: 465

Re: Interest check: 80s Zinis

.m. wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:06 am
I can't even believe how much you are asking for them... :o
Pricy compared to standard shuiping but all are cheaper than this pot from late 80’s. Serious sticker shock! $558 usd
by Chadrinkincat
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hand made silver pots?
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Hand made silver pots?

That sounds really cool! I'm not a fan of the gaudy decorations on most of the silver teapots that I've seen. I don't know anything about making them though; do you have any experience with metal casting? Most of the readily available silver pots are pretty tacky. Not should I would even pay scrap ...
by Chadrinkincat
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hand made silver pots?
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Hand made silver pots?

I remember seeing someone in Taiwan having a fb page and doing just that, need to look it up. Has become quite the trend in Taiwan, hammered little silver ware, mostly spoons, cups etc. I think that is how one would create those, by hammering. Japan would be the other place I’d look for information...
by Chadrinkincat
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hand made silver pots?
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Hand made silver pots?

idk about hammering out a shuiping lol i think this is what you'd do: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost-wax_casting I originally thought of casting a replacement lid for one of my pots but than came across some videos of raising hollow vessels. It seems like a better option. It would be pretty coo...
by Chadrinkincat
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hand made silver pots?
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Hand made silver pots?

I’ve been considering getting into making metal teapots with the hopes of eventually making some in 99% silver in shui ping/bale ROC/f1 styles.

Anyone know much about making silver pots? Or have links to relevant info for them?
by Chadrinkincat
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: F1 gong fu set
Replies: 2
Views: 231

F1 gong fu set

Green label 90ml nzwh gong fu set for sale. 4 cups + tea tray. Good firing in unused condition. $375 w/ us shipping included.
by Chadrinkincat
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 235
Views: 27760

Re: Yixing

Just got this 120ml beauty. Looks to be early 70’s Hong ni. It should be an interesting comparison to the late 70’s 120ml that I’ve been using daily for the past 2.5mo.
by Chadrinkincat
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Duanni clay - underrated clay?
Replies: 21
Views: 672

Re: Duanni clay - underrated clay?

I finally got my hands on a decent early 80’s duan ni pot. So far I’ve have good results with cheap canned 80’s oolong. It seem to accentuate the aged character while smoothing out the roughness. I’m gonna test it with a number of other teas before I dedicate to anything. The clay probably pales in ...
by Chadrinkincat
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What to look for in young sheng for aging potential?
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: What to look for in young sheng for aging potential?

+1 for M. Ideally you should already have years worth of teas you can enjoy now before you even consider long term investing. Your safest bet for not wasting $$$ is to buy 7-10yr old cakes that are already showing signs of good aging. YQH along with some tongs of daily drinker factory teas with humi...
by Chadrinkincat
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: beginner boiling pot- clay or tetsubin? glass?
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: beginner boiling pot- clay or tetsubin? glass?

Get a glass kettle or large fairness pitcher. I often boil spent tea in a 250ml glass pitcher or 500ml metal dim sum pot with water from cleaning my yixing.
by Chadrinkincat
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: The (Western) Yixing market
Replies: 127
Views: 3510

Re: The (Western) Yixing market

OCTO wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:38 am
That’s the downside of living in an Asian country. It’s almost impossible to find a teapot at that price 😂😂😂
I’d sacrifice these kinda deals to live in east Asia.
by Chadrinkincat
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: The (Western) Yixing market
Replies: 127
Views: 3510

Re: The (Western) Yixing market

Flea markets, vintage shops, thrift stores and estate sales in Wisconsin dont have yixing :) If something ever falls in my lap, I would certainly be open to it, but it wont, and im done hunting for it. One never knows. Last year i found in a pile of trash and bought in a flea market here in Germany...
by Chadrinkincat
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: The (Western) Yixing market
Replies: 127
Views: 3510

Re: The (Western) Yixing market

@Teachronicles

$1000 is reasonable if it’s a pot you’d likely never come accross again. Thankfully this doesn’t seem like the case.