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by Clive
Fri May 04, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Sagemono Types
Topic: pipe case addition
Replies: 154
Views: 13166

Re: pipe case addition

Regarding the number of layers.. a specific number is really not an absolute requirement. Firstly there are the layers that form the basic black or red foundation for most decorative techniques. Then you have the various layers that will specifically create the pattern desired and then a number of s...
by Clive
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Other Materials
Topic: What is it made from ?
Replies: 14
Views: 650

Re: What is it made from ?

souldeep wrote:
AFNetsuke wrote:Tomohisa/Martyn, is there a reason to not believe it is lacquered wood?

Touché ;)


Never mind the touché-ing... have you figured out why it isn’t coral yet? ;) :lol:
by Clive
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Other Materials
Topic: What is it made from ?
Replies: 14
Views: 650

Re: What is it made from ?

I believe its wood.. probably one of the ironwoods or related species.
by Clive
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: INS Members features & Announcements
Topic: INS President's letter
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: INS President's letter

WOW!!! Now that's a cracking post. Thank you, Thank you Alan.. you cannot imagine how much I've wanted to read such sentiment from a senior member of the INS board. 3 short but profoundly insightful and honest paragraphs that can form the foundation for a new chapter in the history of our society. A...
by Clive
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: INS Members features & Announcements
Topic: INS President's letter
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: INS President's letter

If the INS is willing, I propose you take an active decision to invite the membership to volunteer through a biannual democratic application process.... Very interesting Martyn, I however would propose that we all embark on an entirely different journey, at least initially. A journey in which we fi...
by Clive
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: INS Members features & Announcements
Topic: INS President's letter
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: INS President's letter

Hi Alex, As a relative "newbie" to the INS.. but, if I may add.. a greatly respected "newbie".. one of the things you and others might not be that aware off is that the INS was created many years ago to replace an earlier organisation.. an organisation which many of the now legen...
by Clive
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Our dear friend LUBlub
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: Our dear friend LUBlub

Fair to say Luigi and I had our differences but we shared a passion for netsuke and I know only too well at the moment how very tough his passing will be on his family and friends.. my deepest condolences.
by Clive
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: INS Members features & Announcements
Topic: INS President's letter
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: INS President's letter

Hello Klaus, My decision to post in the public section of the forum was considered and deliberate.. As a similarly long standing member of the INS you will also be keenly aware that over the years we have lost a considerable number of our old friends from the society.. many of them have passed away ...

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