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  1. Shaun

    Cornel Schneider

    Janel, Cornel may not consider himself a master but the replica's of Gods creatures he creates leaves me in no doubt that he has infact been touched by the master of all creation. Thankyou Cornel. Shaun
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    ebony makes me black

    I'm not sure if its the same thing but I use to get a purple /black stain on my hands when working with oak and using steel tools and to remove,well help remove the stain, we used lemon juice straight from a lemon and then soap and a dish scourer to remove the residue. hope this may help Shaun
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    Multi Colour Patination

    Hi Ford, Thats ok mate I've been down that path too, I hope it all comes together the way you want it to and by the sounds of it it's exactly what I'm looking for As for the book I was hoping for something more inline with the japanese fittings and that style of work. Cheers Shaun
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    Multi Colour Patination

    Thanks Ford, Mate is there a book that you would recomend on doing this kind of inlaying, carving, and so on that would help get me started? Cheers Shaun
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    Multi Colour Patination

    Thanks Ford, thanks Patrick, The work done by you both leaves me spellbound, it is amazing to say the least. One more query on the leaf though, if the back or the leaf is one piece how did you get the gold sections into the leaf? Cheers Shaun
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    Multi Colour Patination

    AH! thanks Patrick, That clears things up a bit. I thought when seeing that tsuba tutorial that the main body of the leaf was one piece of metal but its not. So is the join across the middle where it changes colour is it? Love your work by the way Cheers Shaun
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    Multi Colour Patination

    Hello all, I am curious to know if it is possible to patinate more than one colour to a single inlayed piece of metal. The reason I ask is I was looking on Patrick Hastings site and saw a tsuba with a leaf inlayed and carved with more than one colour from a single inlayed piece of metal. How is this done? Cheers Shaun
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    Pitch

    Hi Ford, Ok I'll see if I can get the pine resin as the other ingredience wont be a problem. I was quoted $88AUD for a 1kg tin of pitch, would that be a fair price just in case the resin becomes a problem. Cheers Shaun PS Is the pine resin talked about in the posts collected from normal pine trees. The reason I ask is that a relative of mine operates a pine plantation for the lumber mills, so would I be able to collect it direct from the trees or is that not how it works. Sorry if this sounds dumb but its all new to me
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    Pitch

    Thanks Karl, there seeing what they can do for me!!.......they have it thanks for the help Ersatz, I'm not sure I guess the hard stuff for doing relief carving and inlay work. Cheers Shaun
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    Pitch

    I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask but...... Does anyone know where I can purchase Pitch from here in Australia because Im damned if I can find a supplier. Cheers Shaun
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    Hi from Aussie

    Hi Janel and thanks mate I live on the east coast in a place called Brisbane. Do you know it? I know of one other person who is interested, a fellow named Glen Drane I'm sure he is a member here as well, anyway he's also a member of a sword forum here in OZ and put me onto this site (god bless him) but he resides way down south. There are a few on the Aus Blade forum that have an solid interest in fittings but mainly in collecting not making. Cheers Shaun
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    Hi from Aussie

    Hi Ford, been watching for a while and decided to join up thanks Clive I'm not a tsuba maker I enjoy all aspects of making Japanese swords that includes forging them as well, its just this part I have a little trouble with Cheers Shaun
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    Hi from Aussie

    Thanks Mike, Thats what I'm aiming for Cheers Shaun
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    Hi from Aussie

    Hello all just wanted to say Hi and to let you know this is a fantastic site . My interests are in Japanese sword fittings and the techniques behind how these little masterpieces are made. I have made one tsuba so far but plan to make lots more with help from this site. Here is a pic of my first attempt at a tsuba
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