Carving a tiger in iron.

Re: Carving a tiger in iron.

Postby Ford » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:17 am

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Re: Carving a tiger in iron.

Postby Ford » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:19 am

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Re: Carving a tiger in iron.

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Re: Carving a tiger in iron.

Postby cam_hardiman » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:42 am

Ford,

Absolutely stunning. That patina is fantastic. Thanks for positing the Tsuba's progress.

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Re: Carving a tiger in iron.

Postby cam_hardiman » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:10 am

Ford,

Is the patina on this Tsuba from the late Edo period Tanko recipe; iron bearing clay, Frankincense (or pine rosin), etc...?

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Re: Carving a tiger in iron.

Postby Ford » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:21 am

Hi Cam

yes, the patina was built up with that recipe. Mostly.... ;) I did apply a few other personal touches.
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Re: Carving a tiger in iron.

Postby Chris A » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:11 am

Ford many thanks for showing this sequence; another great learning opportunity for iron brush followers.
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Re: Carving a tiger in iron.

Postby Marcus » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:25 am

Thanks for sharing all of this Ford. This piece is quite lovely and there are always so many little gems to glean from the progress pics along the way. :cloud9:
I am truly grateful for your generosity.
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Re: Carving a tiger in iron.

Postby cam_hardiman » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:27 am

Your tiger gets around Ford.

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Re: Carving a tiger in iron.

Postby cam_hardiman » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:08 am

Ford,

A newby question regarding the bamboo leaves. Are they carved with one tagane, or has a V tagane been been used to define one or more edges first?

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Re: Carving a tiger in iron.

Postby Ford » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:20 pm

Cam, there and many dirrerent approaches that have been used by artists in the past. The most direct is to use a flat chisel to make a single cut with one edge deep into the metal. This is the original kata-kiri style. My leaves were created using two chisels neither of them was a V chisel.
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Re: Carving a tiger in iron.

Postby Albert R » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:59 pm

Sir,
That patination is... wow, stunning! personally probably my favorite color and "texture' so far!
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