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Citrus peel experiment

Discussions, identification and analysis of the different types of vegetable and fruit used in Netsuke
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Clive
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Citrus peel experiment

Postby Clive » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:16 pm

Following on from discussions regarding the possible use of dried citrus peel as a netsuke material on the following thread..viewtopic.php?f=494787&t=7940204&start=100 (page 11)
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Here is a simply and rather rude experiment exploring how the process might be achieved.
I've used a small orange.. for no other reason than it was the only citrus fruit in my kitchen this morning.. but some other fruits might be more appropriate.
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The entire process will take a few months as the peel slowly shrinks, dries and hardens.. and the string used to create the desired shape repeatedly adjusted.
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The whole thing wrapped very loosely at this stage... we just want to help it in the right direction.
Right.. now we leave it for a few weeks. :D
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Re: Citrus peal experiment

Postby chonchon » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:00 pm

Clive, a great adventure! Is that a clay ball?
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Re: Citrus peal experiment

Postby Clive » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:13 pm

Plasticine actually Piers.. but I could just as well used clay... it's to help give the folding a little extra support in the early stages.. I'll remove it further down the line. :)

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Re: Citrus peal experiment

Postby chonchon » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:59 pm

Something to look forward to over the summer!
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Re: Citrus peal experiment

Postby Clive » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:08 pm

In the meantime.. here's a little funny ;)
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Re: Citrus peal experiment

Postby Bakurae » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:25 pm

Marvelous experiment, Clive. It reminds me of the process for making homemade Cointreau, which I observed at a friend's house in Geneva a few decades ago years ago--binding up an orange with string and suspending it above alcohol in a sealed jar for a few months. I don't remember further details (would share them if I did), but your starting point summons up the memory.

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Re: Citrus peal experiment

Postby AFNetsuke » Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:08 am

Is the usual netsuke of dragon in citrus fruit (Mikan Ryu) depicting a Madarin orange or what exactly?
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Re: Citrus peal experiment

Postby chonchon » Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:17 am

A mikan is what some people might call a Satsuma, a smallish Japanese type of orange citrus fruit about the size of a tangerine, clementine or mandarin.
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Re: Citrus peal experiment

Postby kaibutsu » Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:38 am

fun - but bells peal and fruits peel
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Re: Citrus peal experiment

Postby chonchon » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:14 am

"Oranges and Lemons!" peal the bells of St Clement's. :D
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