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Does anybody know what this is?

Jammypage
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Postby Jammypage » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:52 am

Hello,

I came across this photo of Ichiro at work, but I have no idea what he is doing there or what that big device with the strings is. Maybe something for stability??? Any ideas?
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Postby NetsukeManiac » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:26 pm

Most likely he is drilling a himotoshi.

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Postby AFNetsuke » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:37 pm

Many cultures have used varieties of bow drills for millenia. I'm surprised that none of the contestants on the TV reality show "Survivor" has never tried it for starting fire (friction makes holes and heat).
Alan

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Postby DSW90049 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:47 pm

Welcome to the INS Forum, Jammypage, and thanks for sharing that pic with us!:)
"There is no shortcut to netsuke collecting; it takes time, study and patience. The market is flooded with utterly worthless rubbish. . . . "
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Postby chonchon » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:56 pm

Drilling the holes for himotoshi or the eyes in a skull? Great photograph. Many thanks for showing it to us.
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Postby Jammypage » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:40 am

Thanks for the ideas, a drill makes a lot of sense now that I think about it.

Hi DSW90049, thanks for the welcome. I'm trying my hand a little bit of netsuke carving, this forum is a great resource for ideas and advice :)

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Postby AFNetsuke » Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:46 pm

Jammypage, if you are interested in carving you should also check out the carver's website, FollowingTheIronBrush.
Alan


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