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a new tsuba by chisels & hammer


charles wu

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Ric, thanks,you are right.

 

Yes, like what i remarked in the above post, we used the machine to help move the bulk pcs materials. this is a nature of the business. for the speed sometimes. but i prefer to cut it out all by the chisels. and for the machine mark left, it will be scraped definitely.

 

This is not a relief by the inlay, it is carved done. i prefer the carved down to approach the relief. haha

 

I guess I'm missing something here as those repeating lines in the progress photos as well as the remaining/unremoved lines poking through the texture on both tsuba show milling machine marks. I don't mean this to degrade to a "what is hand made" debate, but the marks left by the mill should really be scraped/sanded/polished out and not just textured over.

 

The carving is good, but I am curious why the relief was not inlayed vs the base being carved down?

 

Ric

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Dear All,

 

After your suggestions,

I already improve the two tsuba,

The ugly mark were scraped definitely.

 

Here is the photos.

 

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Past Projects: www.etsy.com/shop/handmademetalworks
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charles that is some of the most beautiful craftsmanship I have ever seen by someone still living, I mean to say somthing thats not in a museum...it just blows me away.

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