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Postby mss » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:48 pm

Following recent Forums discussion of bamboo used as slats for building a pipecase, thought I might show several other examples of bamboo use, and the different effects possible.

1. Slats glued together (as shown previously)
2. Large basilar piece thick enough to carve in relief
3. Piece "peeled" to show bamboo nodes in section.

Hope Forums members might consider showing their netsuke & sagemono made with this most interesting material.

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Postby NetsukeManiac » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:56 pm

Tanuki priest netsuke made of bamboo root.

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Postby mss » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:38 am

Clive,

I was told this was bamboo, and thought it might be root cut to show nodes in section. Would be most interested in your thoughts.

thank you

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Postby Clive » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:38 am

All lovely pieces Milton, I think however that number 3 might be Rattan.. which is a palm not a bamboo.

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Note how the Rattan spikes are scattered all over.. they help the palm to climb. Those spikes if cut right back and the skin peeled would produce the decoration on your piece. Bamboo on the other hand produces buds on its nodes and in lines around its stem base..

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Postby mss » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:48 am

That is very interesting. The same material as this case, but solid, not woven strips?

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Postby mss » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:59 am

SC, I like your piece.

When comparing your root carving to the pipecase I posted (and thought was bamboo), the nodes in your pieces are very regular. A good learning exercise.



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Postby Clive » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:09 am

mss wrote:That is very interesting. The same material as this case, but solid, not woven strips?


Ahh well.. that's where it becomes tricky.. in weaving both Rattan and Bamboos were striped down to create suitable material.

You might find this interesting.. shows the preparation of bamboo strips for fine weaving at 1:30..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0pHzzYLphw&index=3&list=PLorUW7kEpr-1E6H1lxy81WBn2Bl8--cHY

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Postby jimfowlie » Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:14 am

That was really interesting. Thanks Clive. How sharp were his tools?
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Postby Tengu » Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:50 am


A bamboo root.
What means the inscription?
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Postby Tengu » Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:57 am

This is a test: What types of materials are used here?

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