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Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:01 am

this is the tutorial by Tokyu hands, which works for the most part. Some steps and mixtures can be made differently, but overall easy to follow:
https://www.tokyu-hands.co.jp/en/hintma ... tsugi.html

What is tricky is to get the right proportions for the first rougher paste. Took me some try and error to get it right.

Also, definitely finer brushes are needed! As well as some more precise tiny spatulas and other sculpting tools can come very handy!
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Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:51 pm

Looks really great @Bok. I know what you mean about being patient. I’m still working on a lid that broke into many pieces -having to wait until each piece is cured before gluing the next fragment can take days. It’s now only 1/2 done sitting on a shelf a year later.
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Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:43 pm

So tempting. I have a couple of items accumulated that I'd like to work on....a cup with a tiny flake missing from its rim; another couple with tiny cracks that I'm afraid will expand if not treated; a kyusu lid that I discovered quite chipped and I have no idea how it got that way; and a prized piece that I repaired with epoxy, but for aesthetics and toxicity I've always wanted to file down the epoxy and finish the fill with proper kintsugi. I'm pretty good with minor craft work so this should be well within my scope.

But this clearly should be walk-before-you-run.....I keep this etsy shop on my list and one of these days I will order a first kit.
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Earlier this year I started teaching myself some kintsugi and the first pieces are now (almost) ready. I’ll post some here as they come along :-)

First off is a jianshui zitao pot lid, quite a small thing to fix but still lots of work. Part of the rim needed reconstructing with tonoko powder, the rest was done using just urushi / flour mix and pearl gold. The pot itself is a 100ml one from Crimson Lotus (also available for sale, if anyone’s interested then please PM me).
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Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:43 am

@jessepat84 nice! Did you go for a final layer of lacquer to seal the gold? I skipped this as I found that it darkens the gold too much for my taste. Had to add another layer of gold.
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Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:31 am

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jessepat84 nice! Did you go for a final layer of lacquer to seal the gold? I skipped this as I found that it darkens the gold too much for my taste. Had to add another layer of gold.
I also left it without. With other items I’ve also done a second round where needed, but suppose it will change in appearance over time, anyway. I try to do a thorough job but can’t escape the cycle of nature ;)
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:27 pm

It is with a heavy heart that I post my shame @Bok

I took my favorite teapot for gaoshan traveling again, this time to the wilderness in Canada. The cabin I’m staying in has a dimly lit kitchen, and as I was emptying out some of the used leaves with a firm shaking motion (as I always do), I accidentally tapped the handle against the countertop. The break is very clean though and so I will have my buddy repair it with silver since this pot has a lot of emotional value to me. I’ve been lucky and have only broken gaiwans and cups before, so this is new for me. So, here’s a before pic.
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:38 pm

@Shine Magical ooooh nooo! I feel for you... but - I think it will look very nice with silver repair! Also good place to break(if there is any) as it won’t affect the integrity of the handle to much.

See the positive!
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Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:45 pm

I thought I would see if I could repair this shipping-damaged teapot with materials I had around the house. A bit of sandpaper and a few of my daughter's crayons yielded these results. There is a bit of an irregular curve where the main chips were, but it looks much better than it did.

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Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:33 pm

Looks impressive.....but.....how did the crayons contribute?
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Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:59 pm

debunix wrote:
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Looks impressive.....but.....how did the crayons contribute?
The clay underneath the surface was a lighter shade than the exterior and more matte as well. Here is a better photo that shows the lighter color of the pure sanded clay.

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And here is with the crayon (sorry the lighting was worse/different the next day)

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Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:07 pm

jessepat84 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:45 am
Earlier this year I started teaching myself some kintsugi and the first pieces are now (almost) ready. I’ll post some here as they come along :-)

First off is a jianshui zitao pot lid, quite a small thing to fix but still lots of work. Part of the rim needed reconstructing with tonoko powder, the rest was done using just urushi / flour mix and pearl gold. The pot itself is a 100ml one from Crimson Lotus (also available for sale, if anyone’s interested then please PM me).
Not perfect but this still looks better than most DIY jobs that people post. Texture is a bit off but surprisingly clean and well done. How long have you been doing this for? Not negative criticism imho. Not everyone can be a painter but u show signs of having even flow which is major problem I see with most people that try this.
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Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:21 pm

Just picked this one up yesterday, nice shiny silver spout cap. Should gather nice patina with use, now a bit too flashy...
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Chadrinkincat wrote:
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Not perfect but this still looks better than most DIY jobs that people post. Texture is a bit off but surprisingly clean and well done. How long have you been doing this for? Not negative criticism imho. Not everyone can be a painter but u show signs of having even flow which is major problem I see with most people that try this.
Thanks! Not very long, maybe six months... these were the first things I’ve repaired. I know it’s still flawed... it’d be great to have a teacher, but it’s very much a lone-wolf hobby right now 🙂
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Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:00 pm

A nice video of a kintsugi repair procedure:

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