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Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:54 am

pantry wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:39 am
Bok wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:51 am
also does not hurt to have more than one pot... :lol:
It hurts my wallet, Bok
I remember reading somewhere about a study that tended to demonstrate that, in the brain, purchase decisions are made by subconsciously weighing the pain of parting with your money against the pain of not getting what you want. You have to face it : it hurts either way... :mrgreen:
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Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:24 am

Bok wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:51 am
also does not hurt to have more than one pot... :lol:
@Bok

It definitely won't hurt to have more than one pot!!..... :D :D :D :D

pantry wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:39 am
It hurts my wallet.
@pantry

Brewing a cup that calms the soul will numb the pain and clear the mind..... fruit for thought.... hahahaha....
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Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:38 am

@faj @OCTO
Thanks for giving me more excuses to justify another teapot :mrgreen:
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Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:47 am

pantry wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:38 am
faj OCTO
Thanks for giving me more excuses to justify another teapot :mrgreen:
@pantry

You don't need excuse... it's an investment for the heart, mind and soul.... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:26 pm

OCTO wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:47 am
You don't need excuse... it's an investment for the heart, mind and soul.... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Passing three excuses rolled into one as not an excuse at all. I tip my hat at your mastery of self-justification. ;)
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:50 am

Hopefully, I don't mix up the different terms in this question. :roll: The surface of my ZiNi pots ranges from almost satin-like to a little rough to the touch. Personally, I prefer the softer ones, but what's generally accepted among collectors? I don't think it's just a personal preference, is it? Between my Qing Shui Ni/HongNi pots there is not such a big difference. My HongNi pots are all very soft and my Qing Shui Ni pots are a little rough.
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:59 am

Mark-S wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:50 am
Hopefully, I don't mix up the different terms in this question. :roll: The surface of my ZiNi pots ranges from almost satin-like to a little rough to the touch. Personally, I prefer the softer ones, but what's generally accepted among collectors? I don't think it's just a personal preference, is it? Between my Qing Shui Ni/HongNi pots there is not such a big difference. My HongNi pots are all very soft and my Qing Shui Ni pots are a little rough.
QSN can be very soft too. One my 70's (early/mid, not sure) F1 pots is almost incredibly soft, very satin like. Some ROC QSN can also be very soft. Also pots become a bit smoother with use.
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:35 am

.m. wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:59 am
QSN can be very soft too. One my 70's (early/mid, not sure) F1 pots is almost incredibly soft, very satin like. Some ROC QSN can also be very soft.
Oh, I did not know that. Is a softer clay (same era) more sought after / does this say something about the quality?
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:47 am

I believe that certain softness of texture is very much appreciated by collectors. But then one has to clarify what is meant by softness, to distinguish it from mesh size/granularity for example. I think Kyarazen talks about it somewhere, maybe on Teachat.
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Alright. Here it is, my repaired LQER zhuni, done by Nissan Haque (knjitea on instagram). Sorry the pictures arent sequential in the hairline and then corresponding repair. Staples in the lid and on the side body, as well as a silver ring around the bottom of the lid skirt.
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:34 pm

@Teachronicles
Beautiful pot, and a beautifully done repair.
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:35 pm

Teachronicles wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:23 pm


Alright. Here it is, my repaired LQER zhuni, done by knjittea. Sorry the pictures arent sequential in the hairline and then corresponding repair. Staples in the lid and on the side body, as well as a silver ring around the bottom of the lid skirt.
Looks solid!! Professionally done handiwork.

Was this your ZAG Zhuni?
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:59 pm

.m. wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:47 am
I believe that certain softness of texture is very much appreciated by collectors. But then one has to clarify what is meant by softness, to distinguish it from mesh size/granularity for example. I think Kyarazen talks about it somewhere, maybe on Teachat.
Thanks, I did not find a comment from Kyarazen about this topic, but other experienced members from teachat think that good clay has to be soft to the touch. Regarding the mesh size I have read that if it is too small the clay won't be porous. So I'll have to take this into consideration.

@Teachronicles

Nice repair! Could I ask how much you have paid for it? More than $150?
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:45 pm

@Teachronicles wow great repair, beautiful Zhuni. Did the hairline crack on the body go all the way up to the rim? If so how come the staples are only at the bottom of body? :) Would love to see inside of pot’s staple work area, to get a better idea how leaks are prevented at staple drill holes.
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:48 pm

@Mark-S This is probably the mention I had in mind, can't find any other.
https://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f ... st#p284900
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