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Ryusa Netsuke

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I've been carving boxwood for a few months now and wanted to try my hand at doing a Ryusa Netsuke. As i like carving cherry blossoms i thought it would be a good subject to use.

Its carved from a solid piece of boxwood and measures 42mm X 11mm. I stained it using leather dye and finished it with a few coats of shellac.

 

all comments welcome

 

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Beautiful Carving. Did you use any power tools or just hand tools ? I must say though for such a nice carving Shoe Dye seems a poor choice in finishes, was there a reason to use it ? I have used shoe care products on carvings before so I ask the question in a life long quest of knowledge. Again very nice carving, thank you for sharing. Ragnar

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Beautiful Carving. Did you use any power tools or just hand tools ? I must say though for such a nice carving Shoe Dye seems a poor choice in finishes, was there a reason to use it ? I have used shoe care products on carvings before so I ask the question in a life long quest of knowledge. Again very nice carving, thank you for sharing. Ragnar

 

Why would anyone Not use power tools!? it is the artistry and the outcome that matters.

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i would use power tools and sometimes its the power tool that breaks a piece...hand tools, power tools...use them both it is the outcome that matters....shoe dye? ill have to experiment with that one thank you.

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Thank you all for the lovely comments on my carving. Regarding the use of power tools and hand tools, for this Netsuke I used both. The inside was drilled out as much as could be then using tools with bent necks I hand carved the remainder out.

 

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