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Blog series by Dave Polaschek updated 09-04-2021 12:24 PM 2 parts 1160 reads 21 comments total

Part 1: White on brown

01-27-2021 11:00 PM by Dave Polaschek | 4 comments »

I started learning kolrosing on my coping saw and am pretty happy with the way coffee grounds look against the pale yellow citrus. But I took a look at Del’s color kolrosing page and decided I’d play with that a little. I found a little time this morning to experiment with a piece of walnut and some titanium dioxide. I think with walnut I’ll need to fill the grain some first. And I might need a different pigment. TiO2 is soluble in linseed oil, so getting it sealed into the wood is pre...

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Part 2: Chinkin-bori

09-04-2021 12:24 PM by Dave Polaschek | 17 comments »

Was reading a book on inro last night, and discovered chinkin-bori, which is Japanese kolrosing, using gold or other materials to fill the fine carved lines. Just leaving this here as a reference for myself. I’m pretty sure this is similar to the ideas I had about using other colors in kolrosing, with the added touch of using lacquer to hold everything in place. Note that the Japanese is 沈金彫り but I’m not sure if that will survive LJ’s code…

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