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  1. #51
    Wow, those look great!

    Gassho, Shinshi

    SaT-LaH
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  2. #52
    Lovely set, Nanrin!

    Gassho
    Washin
    stlah
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    Washin (和信) Harmony Trust
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    and should be taken with a 'grain of salt'.

  3. #53
    Yes, very nice

    Gassho
    Souchi

    SatToday

  4. #54
    Quick question -

    Although I try to eat carefully, occasionally a bit of food falls down onto the outer covering cloth. Although it's easy to wash, during the rainy season here it is often hard to get cloths to dry, so avoiding extra laundry would be nice. Has anyone made a placemat or know what sort of material they are made of? I haven't been able to think of something I could use that can be wiped clean and folded.

    Gassho

    Nanrin

    Sat

  5. #55
    Quote Originally Posted by Nanrin View Post
    Quick question -

    Although I try to eat carefully, occasionally a bit of food falls down onto the outer covering cloth. Although it's easy to wash, during the rainy season here it is often hard to get cloths to dry, so avoiding extra laundry would be nice. Has anyone made a placemat or know what sort of material they are made of? I haven't been able to think of something I could use that can be wiped clean and folded.

    Gassho

    Nanrin

    Sat
    What do you do for your t-shirts down there?

    The "placemat" is lacquered paper (e.g., ordinary "construction paper" or any rather firm paper covered in laquer is fine), and should be somewhat water proof and wipeable. l believe that instructions for that are somewhere in this thread, and that there is lacquer in Thailand very easy to find.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

  6. #56
    PS - here you go. Down there, you should just be able to find some at some wood working place or the like:

    https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...aking-a-Hattan
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

  7. #57
    Hello Nanrin,
    black construction paper with 130g/m2 lacquered (polished) with 6 layers of shellac polish (not vegan!) worked fine for me.
    Pictures in this thread: https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/show...l=1#post174684

    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.
    Last edited by Jundo; 08-31-2019 at 11:29 AM.

    義道 冴庭 / Gidou Kotei.
    Being a novice priest doesn't mean that my writing about the Dharma is more substantial than yours. Actually, it might well be the other way round.

  8. #58
    Jundo,

    Thank you for your quick response! I feel a little silly for repeatedly searching for "oryoki placemat" and similar terms instead of looking up the Japanese word (hattan) and searching for that. Go figure that the Treeleaf archives have all the information I need and then some. Lacquer is indeed easy to find here, although I decided to go for shellac because it was sold in smaller amounts. I wish they had the traditional natural lacquer available here, it'd be nice to learn a bit of the traditional techniques.

    As far as laundry goes . . . it's a bit of a game to get clothing dry. We try to get it washed and hung out to dry when there'll be some sun or wind and no rain, but the weather is fickle. Some of the thicker items from the last batch didn't dry off before it rained, ended up stinky, and had to be washed again today. Hopefully it'll not rain until they are mostly dry. If my hut had more space we could put up a drying rack and blow a fan on the clothing to dry it indoors.

    Kotei,

    Thank you for the information and your pictures. I stopped by the stationary store and bought a small pack of 150g/m2 A3 paper, cut it to size and folded it, painted it with black ink, dried it, and am now applying some shellac. I don't think I'll get as even of a finish as you did though. Excellent work!

    Gassho,

    Nanrin

    Sat today

  9. #59
    Thank you Nanrin,
    I like the slightly uneven look of my Hattan. The marks add some 'wabi-sabi' feeling :-).
    As Shellac is basically a resinous secrete from lac bugs in alcohol, you can use alcohol on a fabric pad when it's not even enough and soften the surface with it.

    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.

    義道 冴庭 / Gidou Kotei.
    Being a novice priest doesn't mean that my writing about the Dharma is more substantial than yours. Actually, it might well be the other way round.

  10. #60
    Hello everyone,

    there has been some interest in sewing the oryoki cloths recently.
    For easier access, here are the documents, I used for sewing them:

    The one from 'Kannon Do Zen Meditation Center'
    https://terebess.hu/zen/szoto/oryoki-instructions.pdf

    And the one from the 'Wild Flower Zendo' / Brunnenhofzendo
    http://www.brunnenhofzendo.ch/index_...%20in%20cm.pdf

    20201014_094603.jpg

    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.
    Last edited by Kotei; 12-11-2020 at 02:05 PM. Reason: typo

    義道 冴庭 / Gidou Kotei.
    Being a novice priest doesn't mean that my writing about the Dharma is more substantial than yours. Actually, it might well be the other way round.

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