Teaware Loss (Viewer discretion is advised)


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Re: Teaware Loss (Viewer discretion is advised)

Postby siae » Jul 3rd, '11, 15:14

Yeah, the Petr pot :(

I happend when I was cleaning out used leafs. A smal hit on the sink and I heard the terrible sound. I took a few seconds to localize the damage. Horror struck. But I think it could have gone worse. I think that glue can fix this pretty easy.
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Re: Teaware Loss (Viewer discretion is advised)

Postby Chip » Jul 3rd, '11, 15:22

siae wrote:Yeah, the Petr pot :(

I happend when I was cleaning out used leafs. A smal hit on the sink and I heard the terrible sound. I took a few seconds to localize the damage. Horror struck. But I think it could have gone worse.

Been there and done that. :(
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Re: Teaware Loss (Viewer discretion is advised)

Postby debunix » Jul 3rd, '11, 15:45

I finally broke down and bought a plastic 'sink liner' after cracking one pot too many on my sink. I did hear contact between pot and sink just yesterday, but I got lucky.

I have an oddly shaped sink and really need to cut a 2nd mat to fit the smaller side for best pot-protection, and this accident is going to inspire me to do it tonight. I know where I can find a properly-sized piece to cut down for it. Need to fix that and find a little rug for the tile floor in the tea-prep corner.
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Re: Teaware Loss (Viewer discretion is advised)

Postby siae » Jul 3rd, '11, 18:03

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Good result. Going to let it harden over the night.
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Re: Teaware Loss (Viewer discretion is advised)

Postby Chip » Jul 3rd, '11, 18:06

What did you use?
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Re: Teaware Loss (Viewer discretion is advised)

Postby siae » Jul 3rd, '11, 18:21

Loctite super attak, precision glue. Not dangerous when hardernd. Only used minimal amount of glue. Hope it holds.
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Re: Teaware Loss (Viewer discretion is advised)

Postby twinofmunin » Jul 3rd, '11, 22:54

Chip wrote:Oh nooooo ... your new kyusu? Spout?

Tip chips are common for me, unfortunately! The sound of when I have done it is unmistakable, sickening. I have done this usually during a split second of not paying full attention.


Haha, I'm that dork who keeps the plastic tip protector on some of my kyusus. :oops: People have called me out on it before. Oh well.
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Re: Teaware Loss (Viewer discretion is advised)

Postby Chip » Jul 3rd, '11, 22:59

twinofmunin wrote:
Chip wrote:Oh nooooo ... your new kyusu? Spout?

Tip chips are common for me, unfortunately! The sound of when I have done it is unmistakable, sickening. I have done this usually during a split second of not paying full attention.


Haha, I'm that dork who keeps the plastic tip protector on some of my kyusus. :oops: People have called me out on it before. Oh well.

It is good to practice "safe pouring!" :mrgreen:

If a pot comes with the nice molded silicone protector, I keep it on, but the cut plastic hosing ... I used to use, but not anymore.
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Re: Teaware Loss (Viewer discretion is advised)

Postby twinofmunin » Jul 4th, '11, 20:42

My first loss: my 60mL ("small") gaiwan from The Tea Gallery. :cry: It's all my fault; I was insufficiently gentle...

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Don't mind the cell phone photo quality or the cell phone shadow... :oops:
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Re: Teaware Loss (Viewer discretion is advised)

Postby AdamMY » Jul 4th, '11, 21:20

Twin,
That gaiwan might still be usable, I can not tell how badly the body is cracked, but the chip does not extend that far down the body. If you are fine filling it with slightly less water you can always pour with the Chip at the back of the pour. In this way you can get quite a bit more sessions out of it. I would be wary if it seems overly cracked, as I would worry about it potentially shattering if squeezed slightly too hard.
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Re: Teaware Loss (Viewer discretion is advised)

Postby nickE » Jul 5th, '11, 20:48

Just broke the lid of my favorite gaiwan (Tea Gallery's 60ml as well). :( Set it on a towel to dry, then forgot it was there.

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Re: Teaware Loss (Viewer discretion is advised)

Postby teaisme » Jul 11th, '11, 18:01

There goes my cup
Caught a yellow jacket flying inside the library with it, and let it loose outside, placed the cup on the edge of surface, jacket freaked me out flew at my face :shock: I tipped cup off edge :(

Fly free little bugger you owe me a cup one day :mrgreen:
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Re: Teaware Loss (Viewer discretion is advised)

Postby debunix » Aug 6th, '11, 17:16

I had just received a new rug last night, that I bought to pad the area of kitchen tile where I usually sit as I prepare and drink my tea.

Today, I had not yet had any tea, but several pieces of Petr's teaware were in the dish drainer from yesterday's sencha. The cat leaped up to the counter, but her claws grabbed the end of the towel under the dishdrainer instead, pulled the whole thing down. One cup survived, because it landed on the new rug. But my shiboridashi and yuzamushi missed the rug and landed on the tiles.

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I am so glad I took those 'family photos' of the whole group last weekend, while all were still whole....
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Re: Teaware Loss (Viewer discretion is advised)

Postby GreenwoodStudio » Aug 6th, '11, 17:29

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! :cry: I'm so sorry for you! It was a beautiful collection.
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Re: Teaware Loss (Viewer discretion is advised)

Postby Chip » Aug 6th, '11, 18:07

drat
that
cat
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People don't kill teaware, cats kill teaware ...

That is a heavy blow debunix! :cry:
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