currently, i am working on my special urushi technique:
silver-urushi inlay technique.
this technique different from chinkin technique.
major difference is the surface finish.
the silver-urushi inlay technique(SUIT) can achieve perfect surface smoothness, without grooves,
whereas the chinkin technique surface finish isn't smooth, with grooves that can be felt.
to achieve my techinique, i started fabricating silver powder.
through research, i am able to produce 50g of silver powder per day, which is plenty enough for my purpose.
the silver powder particle size is thought to be < 2 microns, which will ensure perfect mixture with urushi.
next, i researched on effective image transferring method, and still under development.
as for grooving the surface, currently i am able to make various sizes of circle/oval grooves.
currently working on precision straight lines and triagular grooves, and more.
below is just a little practice with hand drawn background image as template.
it's elementary at best now,
however, with research, i will be able to precision groove animals, plants, insects, etc.
in these grooves, silver urushi will be filled in, and after polished to a flush surface finish without any grooves.
much more is to come with limitless possibilities, stay tuned!