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My Urushi Workshop

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#1 MichalK

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Posted 03 March 2020 - 15:41

Hi,

 

A story is quite typical for me. I get interested in something, the idea "cooks" for some time, and then blow and burns. And get another PhD in something, be it building a car, making DYI cosmetics, grinding nibs, and most recently - URUSHI. 

 

Instead of writing to much, I'll show some pictures. Below I'll try to explain what is it all about. 

 

 

My journey is being documented on my Instagram account : https://www.instagra.../tamenuri_boru/

 

 

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#2 Lloyd

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Posted 03 March 2020 - 19:33

Incredibly impressive! 


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Posted 03 March 2020 - 21:04

Wow, very beautiful.  I hope you didn't get too much of a rash, I understand that urushi has the same component as poison ivy-- but obviously safe when it's dry!


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#4 MichalK

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Posted 04 March 2020 - 09:07

Wow, very beautiful.  I hope you didn't get too much of a rash, I understand that urushi has the same component as poison ivy-- but obviously safe when it's dry!

 

 

Thank you, both for nice word, and concern ;) Lucky enough - I am immune ;) Very rare case of ZERO sensitivity to urushiol. So I can use poison ive or oak as wisk in sauna. Or play with urushi without gloves, what I prefer ;) 


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Posted 04 March 2020 - 15:15

May I ask how you deal with threads? Don't apply the urushi to them or only a final clear coat? Do you recut them after? Do you purposely make them a loose fit to allow for the finish? How much extra clearance do you allow so that when parts are put together, like a cap over a section, there is no damage to the finish of the parts.

 

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#6 MichalK

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Posted 04 March 2020 - 15:37

May I ask how you deal with threads? Don't apply the urushi to them or only a final clear coat? Do you recut them after? Do you purposely make them a loose fit to allow for the finish? How much extra clearance do you allow so that when parts are put together, like a cap over a section, there is no damage to the finish of the parts.

Almost all of the above ;)
- i make threads just slightly (! Slightly !) loose, usualy by sanding with mircofile (triangular crosssection, used by warhammer figures creators). It makes them also accept pigment lacquer better.
- i put 3-4 layeres on threads, sometimes more. After each of them i check parts (asemble the pen) and correct (scalpel and same file again.
- if pen design requires this , ie cap goes over body etc, i sand for some clearance bofore first layer, usualy just tenths of mimimeter. I also check along the way. I also choose design accordingly ( no ishime on such pens)
- final coats (uwazuri) are almos nin existent (less then 0,01mm total of 6-8 coats) as they are wiped off. So final check and corrections ate done boferole uwazuri. Later just perfect wipe of threads during uwazuri, geting rid of migakiko powder which loves to get into threads ;))

And remamber - I am not an expert. It’s just my trial and error knowledge. A lot of errors ;))

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Posted 05 March 2020 - 20:16

Thankyou.

 

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Posted 08 March 2020 - 13:54

Superb effort. I've always wanted to try this but suspect that I would not have the patience, even though I would love to own an Urishi pen. Also, now that I know I might be poisoned I am less inclined.



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Posted 08 March 2020 - 18:07

Outstanding work


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#10 MichalK

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Posted 10 March 2020 - 08:45

Thank you 🙏🏼. Im gathering materials and documents on urushi and I will be setting up a website (blog?) for this. And meanwhile I starter a little giveaway of my urushi test pens so feel invited: https://www.instagra...id=wtznncy3gjjf

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 18:40

I really like the usage of the textures on the section part of the pen. Very clever. The blue with red ends reminds me of a beautiful abstraction art



#12 IThinkIHaveAProblem

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 22:05

Your pens are gorgeous. Beautiful work.

Now i find myself wondering what an urushi Parker 51 would be like...

And wondering if i have the patience to do this...

Edited by IThinkIHaveAProblem, 11 March 2020 - 22:05.

Just give me the Parker 51s and nobody needs to get hurt.

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 20:18

Amazing. Those look great.



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Posted 15 March 2020 - 16:09

WOw! Amazing! Beautiful!


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#15 MichalK

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Posted 18 March 2020 - 19:07

If you are curious or want to start with urushi - please feel invited to my channel (just starting)

 


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Posted 19 March 2020 - 03:53

Great first video

Could you link to the products you used in the video description?

I look forward to more videos
Just give me the Parker 51s and nobody needs to get hurt.

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 07:13

Very nice Sir.

 

 

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#18 MichalK

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Posted 02 April 2020 - 21:17

If you want to watch more of my Urushi workshop - some more videos are online:

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/qI3tjKxUcQE

 

I hope you'll like it, and if you do - please subscribe ;) It will help to reach more people, and you will be sure not to miss my future videos ;) 

 

Michal


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#19 MichalK

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 15:50

Some tips on building urushi-furo - cabinet for curing urushi.

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#20 MichalK

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 18:29

I can't pretend I am not excited - my first COLLAB in Tamenuri Studio - Nabi from Wet And Wise makes pens, I lacquer them ;) Nabi makes some more for mee too - check out the video.


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