Staple repair tutorials?

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Bok
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Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:12 pm

After my first dips into Kintsugi and relative success with it, I was getting curious about the other common repair method: staple repair.

I was trying to find a good tutorial that shows how it works, but so far I could only find examples of the results and descriptions which lacked information to be useful enough. The closest is a video of an old man repairing a large vessel, but I think it might not be directly transferable to small and delicate objects... http://www.lakesidepottery.com/Pages/Po ... ethod.html

Another thing and an essential one – where to actually get these kind of staples?

I suspect the whole thing is probably easier than it might seem, drill some holes and put the staples in. The challenge will be to slowly drill with the right tool and some experience as to where to set the holes without compromising the integrity and cause more breaks. In theory. I guess I could contact some of the people who perform this kind of repairs, but they might be reluctant to share specifics in order not to compromise their business model... at least it seems that way for the Kintsugi guys, which are often the same.

Anyone has any input?
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Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:39 pm

I thought about doing this awhile back. Couldn’t find any useful videos. The books that exist for staple repairs are obviously out of print and very hard to get these days.

You don’t buy those metal staples btw. Silver/brass wire it cut +hammered into proper shape w/ a forming tool.

Nisan does really nice work and is probably the go to person in NYC. He might be able to give you some advice on learning it. https://instagram.com/knjitea?igshid=n5595ym8zvrn
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Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:46 pm

I believe this is the go to book for staple repairs. Far cheaper than the $80-ish I saw it listed for before so it might be a different book.

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/Book ... 220-_-used
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Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:08 pm

Chadrinkincat wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:46 pm
I believe this is the go to book for staple repairs. Far cheaper than the $80-ish I saw it listed for before so it might be a different book.

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/Book ... 220-_-used
This is great! Thanks
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Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:41 pm

There's some videos on youtube that can give some ideas. Try googling: 锔 or 鋦
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Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:02 pm

This one is pretty good:
Actually the whole term for it is: 鋸瓷

Seems like they custom make the staples. Maybe not as easy as I thought after all... haha quite the tool selection he got there :mrgreen:
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