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Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:54 pm

accidents happen.

please show us your teaware repairs, good and bad!
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Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:57 pm

here, i show adding additional filter holes to a kyusu using a dental contra-angle drill: Kyusu surgery: Hokujo 130mL anemic pour

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Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:22 pm

my everyday gaiwan is an 80mL handmade one from @mudandleaves

i'm actually on my second one now because i broke and threw away the first.

on this one, i broke the lid nub and cracked the body on separate occasions, and i decided to make some repairs using jb-weld epoxy this time.

i managed to glue the lid back together pretty well, and i can hardly feel the break when i run my finger along the top rim.

for the body, i decided to liberally apply epoxy to the exterior to arrest crack propagation. some of you are probably cringing, but it's on the outside only! :D

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i think it looks pretty cool. it has character now, and i'll try to keep this one going as long as i can.

(btw, the gaiwan isn't blue. that's just color cast from spot-illuminating the front with a high color temp LED.)
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Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:32 pm

Nice idea to put colorful glue on outside only to hold off further cracking. Looks really nice. I’m slowly, well way too slowly, repairing a few lids and finished repairing an eggshell 18thc cup with J-B Weld. Can’t see the original breakage areas. Will post pictures soon.
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pedant wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:22 pm
my everyday gaiwan is an 80mL handmade one from mudandleaves

i'm actually on my second one now because i broke and threw away the first.

on this one, i broke the lid nub and cracked the body on separate occasions, and i decided to make some repairs using jb-weld epoxy this time.

i managed to glue the lid back together pretty well, and i can hardly feel the break when i run my finger along the top rim.

for the body, i decided to liberally apply epoxy to the exterior to arrest crack propagation. some of you are probably cringing, but it's on the outside only! :D


gaiwan-repair.jpg


i think it looks pretty cool. it has character now, and i'll try to keep this one going as long as i can.

(btw, the gaiwan isn't blue. that's just color cast from spot-illuminating the front with a high color temp LED.)
Nice job on the repair! the cracks on the lid nub make it look like an antique ;)
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:36 am

Yixing Teapot Staple Repair:
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:37 am

nicely done!
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:40 am

Bok wrote:
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nicely done!
Thanks! All credit to the repairman for his skilled work. I'm sure it would have shattered in a million pieces if I tried doing this myself :lol:
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:23 pm

Really nice :)
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:06 pm

Would love to see the underside of that lid. So they drill little holes for staples to go through? Beautiful.
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Victoria wrote:
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Would love to see the underside of that lid. So they drill little holes for staples to go through? Beautiful.
Thanks!
Yes, they use a manual fine-end drill to add the holes, then they apply the staples.
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:47 pm

Nice staple job!!
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Thanks :)
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:52 pm

Clearly a loved pot....and lovingly repaired
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Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:35 am

Happened a while ago: first and only time a pot slipped and broke the spout. Was one of my self-made pots and at that time one of the ones I was more happy about...

In the end I grinded and sanded it until the spout looked presentable again. In the end and after some heavy use, I actually like it better that way now! You never know what some mishaps are good for :)
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