Sanding yixing?

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Sanding yixing?

Postby Hannah » Dec 30th, '12, 02:12

Hi all!!

Has anyone here ever sanded back a (very small) yixing pot chip?

I just picked up a little high fired shui ping (not sure of the clay, very bright red though) whilst on holiday for $10, marked down due to very small chips on the end of the spout, doesn't effect function but not very nice to look at..

I'd post a photo but its currently packed away in my suitcase!

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season! :grin:

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Re: Sanding yixing?

Postby TIM » Dec 30th, '12, 02:16

Hannah wrote:Hi all!!

Has anyone here ever sanded back a (very small) yixing pot chip?

I just picked up a little high fired shui ping (not sure of the clay, very bright red though) whilst on holiday for $10, marked down due to very small chips on the end of the spout, doesn't effect function but not very nice to look at..

I'd post a photo but its currently packed away in my suitcase!

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season! :grin:


Happy Holiday! I would suggest keeping the chip. It would be good for memory sake :)

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Re: Sanding yixing?

Postby tingjunkie » Dec 30th, '12, 08:32

FWIW, yes, I've sanded down the openings of a couple pots to make the lids fit better. Just use a high grit paper 800-1600, wet the paper. and take your time.

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Re: Sanding yixing?

Postby Chip » Dec 30th, '12, 11:40

I have to Tokoname Kyusu spouts. It was educational as the black reduction fired clay revealed the reddish clay beneath. :mrgreen:

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Re: Sanding yixing?

Postby GreenwoodStudio » Dec 30th, '12, 12:09

And of course wet sand or wear a dust mask :)

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Re: Sanding yixing?

Postby Chip » Dec 30th, '12, 13:21

I actually used a diamond file ... ultrafine.

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