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Henrik Y

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  1. It says "stainless steel" No, I'm just joking but I think it's a Chinese casted vase. If it was hand made in japan it would have looked a lot better in the details and the sign in the bottom looks very much casted. This is how a real Japanese vase looks like and I think you'll see the difference in craftsmanship quality:
  2. I think I will name it Rudolf the Reindeer And this will be the finishing pics, I don't think I will do any more then cut the plate around it to a little rounder shape. High resolution picture
  3. Thanks! On the last link I found this interesting video clip http://www.sannenzaka-museum.co.jp/jyosetu_img/kinkou.wmv
  4. The pitch that I use is asphalt mixed with resin, turpentine, plaster and fat. And a little update.
  5. It got to large to fit good as a menuki But it didn't match the rest of the fittings so it doesn't matter, it will be an other practise piece lying around in my toolbox.
  6. Wow, that looks really cool. And I better check my blades and spray them with some "anti bug" protection
  7. Haha, thanks. Please teach me too
  8. I don't have any experience about this but I can share my thoughts. Stick to two types of metal, it should be easiest considering different melting points. If you use more the metal with the lowest melting point should(most logical) be between the other two(or more) types of metals, so that the metals of higher melting point don't touches because then they may not stick and if you should get that high in temp the "lower temp" metal will melt and may run away and ruin it all. Materials with clean flat surfaces fuses together easier under pressure so tightening them good and even should
  9. Wow, that looks so cool. Do you have any pics of the making process?
  10. Thanks Fred! First I trace the outline with a small round punch. Then I was thinking about doing what you said. But it feels a little safer now when you've confirmed the way to do it.
  11. I've started a thread about the menuki attempt: http://www.thecarvingpath.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=1545 Hyllyn: It covers my needs at the moment but later on I might rebuild it with a rim or something on top of it. But just having it on top like this is better for me because I want to be able to attach longer knife blades on it. I'm going to do a little of everything. First I'm going to work out the basic shape and then carve the small sharp details. Jim Kelso: "Do the Swedish usually just melt the pitch on top?" I have no idea but I didn't have any problems with it.
  12. Ok, this is my first try on this. I have no idea on what I'm doing but I'm still not total green on working with metal. A menuki is a little thing that's fits under the cord on the handle on Japanese swords. First pic.
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