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AozoraE
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Sat May 09, 2020 8:29 pm

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Sat May 09, 2020 7:43 pm
AozoraE I’ve seen antique Kintsugi pieces, it is not meant to be doused in hot water on a daily basis :)

You can’t do partial cap, normally the hole tip will be covered. I had it done in China. Not aware of any western shop offering this.
Thanks for the advice Bok

Guess that means the pot will have to go into a temporary retirement until I can come across someone who can do that kind of work. A bit disappointed that there isn't really any other way to fix it but I guess I shouldn't have expected a perfect fix for a break like this anyway.


All I can do for now is make sure this kind of thing doesn't become a habit I suppose :lol:
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Sat May 09, 2020 9:43 pm

@AozoraE I would try and see if one your local jewelleries is up to the task! A lot of those who offer this service in China do actually come from that trade.
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Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:33 pm

Very nice repair with kintsugi (?) :) Must be hard to fix a broken lid like this.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/8416295 ... 505904262/
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Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:06 pm

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Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:33 pm
Very nice repair with kintsugi (?) :) Must be hard to fix a broken lid like this.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/8416295 ... 505904262/
Indeed. Looks like Kintsugi with some help of gold leaf.
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Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:37 pm

"oops, i did it again" 🎶

i cracked another gaiwan. liberal application of epoxy on the exterior all around the crack is a great way to get more life out of this thing:

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Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:10 pm

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"oops, i did it again" 🎶

i cracked another gaiwan. liberal application of epoxy on the exterior all around the crack is a great way to get more life out of this thing:
Clever to reinforce from the outside and nice that you have a few of those too 🍃.
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:07 pm

I don't know if this is a "repair", but I replaced the wrong and broken lid of this fake teapot with a better matching one from a F1 tea tasting set. I used sand paper to make the lid a bit smaller. It does not fit perfectly in every position (because the opening is not round)... but it's good enough. It probably wasn't worth the effort in your opinion... but I still like this one. :lol:
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Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:01 pm

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It probably wasn't worth the effort in your opinion... but I still like this one. :lol:
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Quite the opposite! I think this was an excellent choice, good job!
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Quite the opposite! I think this was an excellent choice, good job!
Thank you, I was lucky enough to have a spare lid. 😊 I trust OCTO with his evaluation, but if he's wrong (I guess there's always a tiny chance :D ) this teapot is from 1958. Someone on Facebook helped me with the translation of the inscription on the side.
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Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:23 am

Not sure if we can count this as a repair per se, more like a lost and found…

Waited two years for this replacement lid. Am just adding a reef knot to handle and lid to make sure I don’t burn my fingers, haha!

Too shiny now, but I count on decay and harsh weather to give it a nice dark grey patina with time.

P.S. this is a rather large 200ml, Hongni ROC pot. Good for guests coming over.
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Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:48 am

Bok wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:23 am
Not sure if we can count this as a repair per se, more like a lost and found…

Waited two years for this replacement lid. Am just adding a reef knot to handle and lid to make sure I don’t burn my fingers, haha!

Too shiny now, but I count on decay and harsh weather to give it a nice dark grey patina with time.

P.S. this is a rather large 200ml, Hongni ROC pot. Good for guests coming over.
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wow! really nice idea and a cool replacement! looks already great
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Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:16 am

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This pot is so beautiful, especially with the new lid :o I think of all your pots I like this one the most. ;) May I ask who made this lid?
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Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:32 am

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This pot is so beautiful, especially with the new lid :o I think of all your pots I like this one the most. ;) May I ask who made this lid?
Thanks! It’s a friend of mine who has a jewellery business.

I opted to design a different style of lid, not what would have been the original style for this shape. Also less silver this way… cost is a factor after all. Glad I did not miscalculate the measurements for it. That would have been a bad surprise if it didn’t fit.
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Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:17 pm

Bok wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:23 am
Not sure if we can count this as a repair per se, more like a lost and found…

Waited two years for this replacement lid. Am just adding a reef knot to handle and lid to make sure I don’t burn my fingers, haha!

Too shiny now, but I count on decay and harsh weather to give it a nice dark grey patina with time.

P.S. this is a rather large 200ml, Hongni ROC pot. Good for guests coming over.
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The pot looks very handsome with or without the lid 8-)
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Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:51 pm

Nice replacement lid. Now you just need to drop this pot on the ground so that you can get a few matching staples.
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