28269Re: [SCA-JML] Geta Images/References?
- Jun 1, 2012my husband used landscaping timber to make my first pair and they were heavy but there solid and water proof were everyone was getting there feet wet I was above it by three inches. And the timbers were treated, when I got my indoor getas they were so light I could walk for days in them. Just putting that info out there
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From: Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie <ishiyama@...>
Sent: Friday, June 1, 2012 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: [SCA-JML] Geta Images/References?
richard johnson wrote:
> i own a couple pairs of geta made in japan and both are carved from aMost geta in Japan are made from kiri (paulownia).
> single piece of soft wood. Probably pine, and so the bottons are
> showing wear from rocks.
It is available in the US, but not widely available.
> Of course, these are both modern and probably machine-made but I don;tSolid construction like you describe and pieced
> think there would be too much change in design over the centuries.
construction like I do are both common. So is wide
variation in design of geta. Many kinds exist.
Pieced construction enables me to make geta from
commercially available lumber. It is difficult to get
any kind of wood in large enough blocks to carve geta.
The Hon. Lord Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie
(m.k.a. Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans)
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