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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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Re: Citrus peel experiment

Postby Clive » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:38 am

kaibutsu wrote:fun - but bells peal and fruits peel


Oops.. thanks for the correction Pat. :oops:

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Re: Citrus peel experiment

Postby Clive » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:54 pm

UPDATE:
So after a few days I got curious and unwrapped the orange to learn that the peel had not only begun to dry out much more quickly than I remember but that it was also much more malleable.. which gave me an idea. Start again.. this time with only one hole in the orange and to wait a few days before starting this the string.
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And the old one I'm going to start to fold the one side in.. just using the weight of the Plasticine ball to help direct the contraction
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Re: Citrus peel experiment

Postby Clive » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:58 pm

Robert Goode just sent me this picture of a netsuke I created more than 25 years ago.. an orange peel hoodie around a laughing peasant's face.. it dried rock hard.
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Re: Citrus peel experiment

Postby souldeep » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:19 pm

I love the expression. What influenced you to make the peasant laugh so heartily - is there a deeper meaning behind it?

The orange peel works well as a hoodie. An inspired choice of material (but whatever made you turn to a Citrus skin 25 years ago?).

Also a nice example for us to see how a Citrus peel looks 25 years on. It appears to have dutifully weathered any storms.

Thanks for sharing.
Piglet: "Pooh?" Pooh: "Yes, Piglet?" Piglet: "I've been thinking..." Pooh: "That's a very good habit to get into to, Piglet." - A.A. Milne.

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Re: Citrus peel experiment

Postby AFNetsuke » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:36 pm

That citrus peel would make a good starting to make a tabako-ire netsuke and paired with a good old leather pouch and simple ebony stick of charcoal ojime. The netsuke would be the highlight of the ensemble. Clive, your experiment may have created a project for you. :D
Alan

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Re: Citrus peel experiment

Postby chonchon » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:46 pm

Completely off-topic, but the uses for citrus skin seem endless. My daughter mentioned that one day she would like some clothing made from this material.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40946159
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Piers

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Re: Citrus peel experiment

Postby chonchon » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:08 am

Clive, how's the experiment coming along? :)
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Re: Citrus peel experiment

Postby Clive » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:05 am

Hi Piers,

Last time I looked it was progressing splendidly but I'm currently rebuilding my studio to accommodate a special dust free lacquer area and can't get to it. Will post some pics when done though.

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Re: Citrus peel experiment

Postby AFNetsuke » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:27 pm

Clive, you're making your own laminar flow hood?
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Re: Citrus peel experiment

Postby souldeep » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:33 pm

He is!!! How the hell did you know about that Alan? I thought it was a Clive invention :?
Piglet: "Pooh?" Pooh: "Yes, Piglet?" Piglet: "I've been thinking..." Pooh: "That's a very good habit to get into to, Piglet." - A.A. Milne.


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