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Traditional, lacquer based kintsugi, restoring a handle

Here is a cup I am repairing. I first did a paper handle to get the size and width I need. I then used very thin wood, soaked it in vinegar to make it pliable and then fit it and attached it will sabi.

Traditional, lacqwuer based kintsugi, Cup handle restoration.
Traditional, lacqwuer based kintsugi, Cup handle restoration.
Traditional, lacqwuer based kintsugi, Cup handle restoration.
Traditional, lacqwuer based kintsugi, Cup handle restoration.
Traditional, lacqwuer based kintsugi, Cup handle restoration.
Traditional, lacqwuer based kintsugi, Cup handle restoration.
Traditional, lacqwuer based kintsugi, Cup handle restoration.
Traditional, lacqwuer based kintsugi, Cup handle restoration.
Traditional, lacqwuer based kintsugi, Cup handle restoration.
Traditional, lacqwuer based kintsugi, Cup handle restoration.
Traditional, lacqwuer based kintsugi, Cup handle restoration.
Traditional, lacqwuer based kintsugi, Cup handle restoration.

Traditional kintsugi, new project

I got this recently in this condition. It is a 2 level ceramic container. The collector who had it had it repaired and then must have dropped it again.

Traditional kintsugi, Edo Imari container
Traditional kintsugi, Edo Imari container

Traditional kintsugi, Edo Imari container
Traditional kintsugi, Edo Imari container
Traditional kintsugi, Edo Imari container
Traditional kintsugi, Edo Imari container
Traditional kintsugi, Edo Imari container
Traditional kintsugi, Edo Imari container
Traditional kintsugi, Edo Imari container
Traditional kintsugi, Edo Imari container
Traditional kintsugi, Edo Imari container
Traditional kintsugi, Edo Imari container
Traditional kintsugi, Edo Imari container
Traditional kintsugi, Edo Imari container

Traditional kintsugi, new pieces.

Here are some new pieces.
The 2 bowls are from about 1700-1740, Japanese Imari. The metal is silver.
The large, ceremonial sake cups are from Meiji and from a kiln in the Hikone area of Japan.

Traditional kintsugi, Meiji period silver repair
Traditional kintsugi, Meiji period silver repair
Traditional kintsugi, Meiji period silver repair
Traditional kintsugi, Meiji period silver repair
Traditional kintsugi, Meiji period silver repair
Traditional kintsugi, Meiji period silver repair

Traditional kintsugi, Meiji period silver repair
Traditional kintsugi, Meiji period silver repair

Traditional kintsugi, Meiji period silver repair
Traditional kintsugi, Meiji period silver repair

Traditional kintsugi, Edo period silver repair
Traditional kintsugi, Edo period silver repair
Traditional kintsugi, Edo period silver repair
Traditional kintsugi, Edo period silver repair
Traditional kintsugi, Edo period silver repair
Traditional kintsugi, Edo period silver repair
Traditional kintsugi, Edo period silver repair
Traditional kintsugi, Edo period silver repair
Traditional kintsugi, Edo period silver repair
Traditional kintsugi, Edo period silver repair
Traditional kintsugi, Edo period silver repair
Traditional kintsugi, Edo period silver repair
Traditional kintsugi, Meiji period silver repair
Traditional kintsugi, Meiji period silver repair
Traditional kintsugi, Meiji period silver repair
Traditional kintsugi, Meiji period silver repair

Traditional kintsugi, reconstruction, 3 basic steps.

This video has no audio. It is 3 short videos put together without any editing. The transitions between the videos are at 3 minutes, 12 seconds and then at 7 minutes, 19 seconds.
This is a Ming period large plate. It has a couple of areas I am working on to repair in traditional kintsugi.
One of the areas has had a fitted wood insert put in. Whoever put it in didn’t pay attention to the fluting on the outer edge of the rim. The video shows the first couple of steps of defining the edge, making a form, transition at 3 minutes, 12 seconds, and then cutting the wood insert, transition at 7 minutes, 19 seconds.