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Author Topic: Carving quartz, agate, and other materials in Japan, from 17th century onward  (Read 159 times)

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R.U. Sirius

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https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/k%C5%8Dsh%C5%AB-crystal-carving/HQLylTMW8d4iIg

Japan is probably not in the top five places we think of when it comes to long-standing lapidary tradition. This article touches upon some of the history, and shows impressive quality of work, as well as some of the process flow. Interesting to see that they still use iron and wood wheels and abrasive slurry.
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Whatever works, and if it ain't broke - don't fix it, right?

We have a wooden spool polisher here, and Robin has made wooden points to work difficult areas in carvings.

It's always good to see how things have done in the past so we don't think the modern tools are the "only" way to work.

Thanks.
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