Drax wrote:Absolutely gorgeous, achyle, thanks for sharing...!
Out of curiosity, what do the seams look like on your canisters? Although I thought the entire documentary was interesting, I was very interested in the section where he joins the two ends together to complete the cylinder -- in particular, he made (what looked to me) a pretty rough cut.
I looked at the one that I purchased from AN, and the seam on it is quite fancy -- it rather looks like a closed zipper (or the interlocking teeth at the interface of two gears... except linear instead of curved).
It seems that there are differing methods employed by different artisans. The artisan in the video employs the "blind seam" (at least on the exterior) compared to the zipper seams. And most of the mass produced ones simply overlap and glue I guess.
The one I purchased has the blind seam which is not detectable to the naked eye ... I have to take a closer look with a magnifyer. Really amazing.
In the video I love how the weight of the lid causes it to smoothly slide closed on its own. I had to try this on the authentic one I purchased on ebay. It is amazing, the lid slides down with the gentle precision of a Swiss watch, but only when matching the sakura bark grains.
Truly the epitomy of canisters.