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  1. Dear everybody, long time no see. I was very busy the past few month. But I also managed to spend the nights carving. Just wanted to share my new Netsuke. You can find detail information in the filename. I will come back soon to provide some more information about the single pieces. bye
  2. Hallo everybody, I have attached a few images of new works. The hare is made of Whitewood and has eyes made of stag and ebony 4x3,5x1,5 cm Fly Boxwood 3,5x2x1,5 cm Ibaraki Retrieving Her Severed Arm Boxwood 3,5x3,5x2,5 cm
  3. I'm a jeweler & have been carving wax for decades. I recently decided to get into carving netsuke & have been using, for the most part, a #11 x-acto blade & the graving tools I use for jewelry. I'd like to have a set of tools the proper size for miniature sculpture & would like some feedback from this forum as to which band to buy & any other suggestions you might have. I am not opposed to modifying commercially available tools.
  4. Hallo, i have finished another Projekt. It is made of mammoth ivory which I recieved from a very kind Scrimshaw Artist named Dieter Kaminski. It measures 5 x 3 cm. The hematoshi is still missing because I was not sure if the remained material would be thik enough to hold an inro without breaking. I think i will deal with it some day in the future when my mind miraculously finds a Solution. Best regards.
  5. Hallo, i just wanted to share some Netsuke i have made. The first is an older piece i carved.It was the first Netsuke i was satisfied with, it is a Strawberry with a "Fly". I have tried to apply a yashadama stain (like the one Masatoshi is discribing in Mr. Raymond Bushells book "The Art of NETSUKE CARVING"). I also socked up every Information i could get on the forum. But it somehow still doesn`t worked out like i`ve planed it. The Strawberry was in the cold infusion for almost 8 hours. The Fly for 30 min. I also finished the Strawberry with linseed oil and the Fly with Rustins Danish oil. I must say right now i prefer the natural appearance of the polished wood. But my boxwood seamed to be of inferior quality. It had gray strokes all over it. Next time i will plan my carving and material more carefully. Fly- 3,5x3x1,5cm Boxwood Strawberry-4,5x2,5x3 cm Boxwood For how long do you leave your pieces in the infusion? How do you obtain the very dark brown color?
  6. Kitchen Cleaver netsuke , cleaver metal , hammer it on anvil , had it more than a year rust in the garden, nothing can beat the nature, wabi-sabi , handel boxwood , dying acid dylon havana brown , copper motor wire 0,3mm , brass tube 0,4mm , size 68mm X 10mm ,
  7. Hallo, I have finally finished my second piece. It is made of ebony and measures 3,5x3x3 cm. It took me almost forever this time. I visited the forum countless times to motivate myself. I`am looking forward to see some new works from other mambers and wish everybody all the best for this year. Best wishes from Germany! Artur
  8. This is my first piece. It still misses the final steps regarding the polishing and staining. But i guess i put it aside and start something new. I learned a lot from this piece. It is made of boxwood and measures 4,5 cm by 3x3 cm. The insect isn't a specific one and the strawberry also have some weak spots. There is no big story behindert just that sometimes sweets already belong to someone not visible at first sight.
  9. Hello dear Friends! After a long break I've finished my new netsuke. "Sumo Wrestlers" has been carved from a piece of mammoth tusk, the height of this netsuke is 9.1 cm, tinted with mixed dye (kuchinashi, curcuma and tea), hear - Rose Urushi, mawasi - colored with lacquers and Nashiji flakes (gold and silver), tattoo was done with hot needle.
  10. I have wanted for some years to revisit the netsuke world which I was immersed in some years ago. Having also dipped(so-to-speak) back into the Japanese water-casting(yuwake) earlier in the year I wanted to make something from a nice little shibuichi ingot produced then. The obvious convergence of these impulses is a type of netsuke known as a kagamibuta(mirror-lid), which typically have a metal plate set into a bowl made most often of ivory or wood. It has been at least 20 years, I think, since I last made one of these so I was interested to see what I would bring to it with a bit more skill (let’s hope!) and some different aesthetics as well. The photo doesn’t do justice to the nashiji(pear-skin) grain in the shibuichi and I’ll try to get a better photo of that. The smaller photo shows the piece roughly to scale (40mm diameter). The inlays are copper and gold. The wood is Ziricote.
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