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Project by Hybridwoodwork posted 605 days ago 1535 views 13 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Suiseki is the Japanese art of displaying stones that remind us of natural landscapes. The dai is the small stand that is used to display them like a frame for a work of art

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 605 days ago

These are very beautiful and most interesting.

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#2 posted 605 days ago

Pretty interesting. Nice work.

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#3 posted 605 days ago

What unique and interesting idea.Ii save neat rocks thatIi find everywhere and this is a great idea to display them!!
Thanks,................Jim

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#4 posted 605 days ago

You have done a wonderful job of custom fitting the base to the rocks. Very interesting project.

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#5 posted 605 days ago

They are beautiful. Arigato gozaimashita.

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#6 posted 605 days ago

Beautiful work taking two of natures elements and combining them into this work of art.
What finish did you use? and it appears that the stone is coated also??
Thanks for sharing. ... BTW Welcome to LJ’s

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chansen

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#7 posted 605 days ago

The first stone, the longer landscape view stone, does not appear to have a foot at the right side of the daiza. I think it would look more balanced if there was one there. The feet, in general, should go to the visually heaviest portions of the stone. The stone is nice.

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Hybridwoodwork

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#8 posted 605 days ago

The stones belonged to the customer. They do look finished but I don’t think they have any coating on them, they may be buffed? The suiseki dai are very gratifying to make but very time consuming. the profile changes as they get deeper into the dai and the bottom of the stones are not always flat so you have to carve the base in thre

-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.

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#9 posted 605 days ago

Stunning work of art.

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#10 posted 604 days ago

Jeez, the world of obscure Japanese art forms always bears surprises. Other than the granite(?), they appear to have a coating of oil on them simply from being touch. Thanks for posting.

How large would you say the largest piece was?

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#11 posted 604 days ago

Great one!

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