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I've stumbled upon a YouTube channel which is all about traditional Japanese crafts and it's a real treasure trove. No English subtitles, but most of the time you don't need them. Fountain pens, spectacle frames, rice steamers, kimonos, spinning tops, cabinet making - all sorts of stuff.
(, Mon 11 Sep 2017, 22:17, Reply)
This is a normal post tentacle porm?

(, Mon 11 Sep 2017, 22:38, Reply)
This is a normal post A good choice sir, but sadly not in that channel.
Could I direct you to the second illustration in this excellent piece on Japanese erotic art?

www.thewhoresofyore.com/shunga-art.html
(, Mon 11 Sep 2017, 22:55, Reply)
This is a normal post Bravo TACFC
You even managed to gutter ancient Japanese craftwork
(, Mon 11 Sep 2017, 22:56, Reply)
This is a normal post Holy fuck
And you can join him in the gutter, Varmint
(, Mon 11 Sep 2017, 22:57, Reply)
This is a normal post Hey, don't get all high and mighty about it.
An octopus is as entitled to bit of sexeh time just as much as the next cephalopod.
(, Mon 11 Sep 2017, 23:18, Reply)
This is a normal post Both the octo and the painter are craftsmen

(, Tue 12 Sep 2017, 8:05, Reply)
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Lovely stuff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoOyr11tUnw
Jeezer balances a spinning top on the edge of a samurai sword at the end of this one.
(, Mon 11 Sep 2017, 23:34, Reply)
This is a normal post I saw that one too. Balancing them was interesting to see.
I got a rough idea of how he marked the spindle to find the off-balance, but couldn't work out how he then fine tuned it.
(, Mon 11 Sep 2017, 23:36, Reply)
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By how deep he set the metal slug into the body?
(, Mon 11 Sep 2017, 23:48, Reply)
This is a normal post That was one part of it
but he was making marks on the spinning shaft to note roughly the imbalance, but then somehow he was tuning it more finely. I suppose it boils down to skill and experience.
(, Tue 12 Sep 2017, 9:44, Reply)
This is a normal post Well that's a bit lovely isn't it!
Highly recommend finding vids on Japanese woodwork joints.
(, Tue 12 Sep 2017, 0:22, Reply)
This is a normal post It's kind of the opposite of China
Arts and crafts in China are more about how cheap and crappy you can make it. If it nearly falls apart under its own weight, you got it just right.
(, Tue 12 Sep 2017, 8:34, Reply)
This is a normal post Not dissimilar to Colin Chapman's approach to car building then.

(, Tue 12 Sep 2017, 9:43, Reply)
This is a normal post Lotus?
Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious.
(, Tue 12 Sep 2017, 9:46, Reply)
This is a normal post Well, his double chassis concept would have made racing much safer...
...but, yeah, drivers were expandable in those days so it was banned.
(, Tue 12 Sep 2017, 11:27, Reply)
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(, Tue 12 Sep 2017, 11:39, Reply)
This is a normal post Darn you lowercase "a" key.

(, Tue 12 Sep 2017, 17:03, Reply)
This is a normal post 'Adding power makes you faster on the straights. Subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere'

(, Tue 12 Sep 2017, 9:51, Reply)
This is a normal post They all seem to be men...
..and predominantly working out of sheds. Traditional Japanese craft skills being kept alive by men avoiding their wives.
(, Tue 12 Sep 2017, 10:28, Reply)
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Avoiding your wife as much as possible IS how men stay alive.
(, Tue 12 Sep 2017, 11:16, Reply)