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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby tingjunkie » Mar 12th, '13, 18:50

Cool.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Tead Off » Mar 13th, '13, 11:44

Tead Off wrote:
tingjunkie wrote:Hard to tell due to the quality of the photo, but I'm going out on a limb to say that's probably the best $6.50 teapot I've ever seen. :wink:

Time to take of the "training wheels" cord. :lol:

Took me 20 years to take mine off. :D

And, guess what I did? Dropped the lid of one of my Yixing in the sink while cleaning it and chipped the knob. First time I've ever done this and so soon after the chord was removed. What's the moral of the story? :shock:
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Alex » Mar 13th, '13, 11:54

Tead Off wrote:
Tead Off wrote: What's the moral of the story? :shock:


Get used to the cord being off as soon as possible? :P
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby tingjunkie » Mar 13th, '13, 20:27

Tead Off wrote:And, guess what I did? Dropped the lid of one of my Yixing in the sink while cleaning it and chipped the knob. First time I've ever done this and so soon after the chord was removed. What's the moral of the story? :shock:


You can't teach an old dog new tricks?
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Tead Off » Mar 13th, '13, 23:04

tingjunkie wrote:
Tead Off wrote:And, guess what I did? Dropped the lid of one of my Yixing in the sink while cleaning it and chipped the knob. First time I've ever done this and so soon after the chord was removed. What's the moral of the story? :shock:


You can't teach an old dog new tricks?

+1, but you did teach me about JB Weld!
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby tingjunkie » Mar 13th, '13, 23:35

Ha. Now if we could only talk the JB Weld company into making an antique gold colored version. :D
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Alex » Mar 14th, '13, 03:45

Seriously though. Sorry to hear about your pot Tead Off :(
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Tead Off » Mar 14th, '13, 12:27

Alex wrote:Seriously though. Sorry to hear about your pot Tead Off :(

Thanks. It's one of my oldies, too. Luckily, it fell upside down so the inside of the lid did not get hit. Almost 25 years old.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby tingjunkie » Mar 14th, '13, 17:59

Oh no. :( Happens to us all at one point.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby futurebird » Mar 14th, '13, 20:02

I think the cords look cute. I spent a whole afternoon learning how to tie those knots. What's with all the love of danger?

I'm thinking of knitting little bags for my pits too, I saw this on a website, they are sort of storage bags with a flap to keep the lid from chipping.

Perfect for when I need to bike a pot to work with me!
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby tingjunkie » Mar 14th, '13, 22:18

Go with whatever works, but I'd think the cord would put my lids in greater danger of smacking up against the side of the pot. I guess it all comes down to whatever you're used to. :D
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Tead Off » Mar 14th, '13, 23:44

tingjunkie wrote:Go with whatever works, but I'd think the cord would put my lids in greater danger of smacking up against the side of the pot. I guess it all comes down to whatever you're used to. :D

I never had that experience. I would imagine hitting the side of the pot would be much gentler than falling in the sink, floor, or counter top. For me, removing the cord was simply an aesthetic decision. I was tired of looking at it. But, it's purpose is very clear and that's why many pots remain with their cords. By doing this, I just lost several hundreds of dollars by chipping the knob. :cry:
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby edkrueger » Mar 15th, '13, 10:56

I think the cord has chipped every pot that I've left it on. I take them off immediately.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby Alex » Mar 15th, '13, 13:03

I use 12ft cords on all my pots. Best of both worlds.
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Re: Official/Different Yixing Show Off Topic!

Postby bagua7 » Mar 19th, '13, 20:27

Tead Off wrote:By doing this, I just lost several hundreds of dollars by chipping the knob. :cry:


Sorry to read about your misfortune with your pot. Is it an old zhu ni one? Maybe you could send it to that Japanese master repair potter? I can't remember where I saw his name and what he does exactly but I am pretty sure it was in one of TC's threads. I remember he was charging quite a bit for his work but I guess your pot commands for a proper professional repair. Good luck.
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