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Author:  ooku [ Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:39 am ]
Post subject:  Ibotaro question

Hi, first post on the forum :salute:

Does anyone have any experience with the ibota wax for use on clamshell stones?
A friend of mine recently went to Japan and most graciously brought some powdered wax back for me, as it is impossible to get here it seems.

Unfortunately the was isn't really powdered, but rather in the form of small granules (see picture below). The videos I have found that shows the use of ibota shows the wax as really dusty and a very fine powder.

Does anyone here on the forum use ibota-wax, how much of a fine powder is your wax? Should I perhaps ground my wax into a dust before I use it?

Anyways, thanks for any input :bow:

closeup of wax: ... sp=sharing

the product I got: ... sp=sharing

Author:  EdLee [ Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:09 am ]
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very curious, too; searching...
goban waxing(?) @ 3:40

Author:  ooku [ Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Ibotaro question


Cool that you can use it on your vinyl records, I have a small collection of records. Might want to look into that :)

Here is a video of ibota was being used on go stones (scrub to the 3.00 min mark). You can see it dusting right before the spill.

Here is a craftsman using ibota for lacquer finish, also very "dusty"

Author:  EdLee [ Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:33 pm ]
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Hi ooku,


2 kids:
The [youtube] tags take only the 9-character ID.
Trim the rest of the URL.

Don't use raw eggs to 'wash' your shell stones!
That's just infinite food source for bacteria!
Not sure about this family's ( ibota ) techniques... :scratch:
The craftsman's clip is more promising. :)

Author:  ooku [ Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ibotaro question

It sure is! Clip only used because it shows the wax:)

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