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transending the higher levels of patience

Post  marcus watts on Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:44 pm

Bonsai teaches you patience they say..........and while doing the many bonsai related tasks you usually have plenty of time to consider life, the universe and everything............

i think today new levels were reached................enter my half kilo of 0.8mm copper wire...................



today it rained,,,,,,,,,,,,a lot,,,,,,,,,,,,and there were back to back 'pawn stars' on Sky TV................................and a good few hours and a totally clear mind later I got this..................



the moral is never just keep tugging at ends of fine copper wire Very Happy - or making new ends when you lose the original Razz Razz

peace and tranquility fellow grasshoppers

Marcus

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Post  Orion on Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:53 pm

You should have been able to solve every question known to mankind by now.

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Post  marcus watts on Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:12 pm

Orion wrote:You should have been able to solve every question known to mankind by now.

hahaha yes i know............it became a battle of will power at the end

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Post  coh on Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:16 pm

So when are you coming to the U.S.? Some of my wire is tangled up...

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Post  JMcCoy on Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:20 pm

Great job Marcus! Just seeing the results you have is calming! I have a snarl-ball of thin aluminum wire in nearly the same state that someday I'll tackle too. One thing though.. did you find that the copper work-hardened after all the pulling, bending and straightening, getting those kinks out? If it is, I suppose it could be re-annealed.

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Post  Rick36 on Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:36 pm

" All in the world know the beauty of the beautiful, and in knowing this they have the concept of what is ugliness;
they all know the skill of the skilful and in knowing this they have the concept of what the want of skill is".
The Tao of Lao Tzu

Marcus - We have seen your work; you are no "grasshopper".

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Post  rock on Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:04 am

marcus watts wrote:
... ,and there were back to back 'pawn stars' on Sky TV ...

amazing concentration while watching back to back porn stars,

good effort

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Post  John Quinn on Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:26 am

The Christmas lights will be no match for you this year! santa

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Post  Jkd2572 on Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:12 am

How does wire get in that situation to begin with??????????¿¿¿¿¿¿

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:32 pm

Marcus,

patience is for doing things that you do not like to do.

I doubt Bonsai or any of it's aspects fits into that category,------------- at least for me - Laughing

By the way a jeweller friend can melt that mass of copper and draw out the wire into any thickness that you might like it, in just two shakes of a duck's tail.
No need to untangle.
Best to you.
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Post  marcus watts on Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:36 pm

Haha, thanks friends...great comments

how does it tangle? - 0.8mm is thin stuff and the end was lost many times - so the rushing 'apprentice' in me used to cut and pull new ends - then friends would ask for a few meters so i'd pull all the harder to get them a length, then it was left in the garden work area for a year or so Razz

because it was really thin it didnt work harden to any noticable degree - if anything 0.8 needs a little stiffening to hold better as the growing branches can raise the wired sections - it is my main guy wire size tbo.

Pawn stars....."hi I'm Rick etc etc" - lets fire some huge guns/canons/etc........haha - the history lessons are actually quite interesting though.

Khaimraj - that sounds excelent - I could save all the same wire when it is cut off and have it made new again - there must be nearly 10kg on all my trees at the moment Very Happy and yes i am with you - all bonsai 'work' is a pleasure for me too, it is a great time to think and relax.

cheers Marcus


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Post  Orion on Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:54 pm

I just got to ask and then I'll leave it alone. Did you create that mess on purpose?

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Post  drgonzo on Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:26 am

Metal bends, while fingers dance.
Back to back Pawn Stars.
The circle complete, transcends.

-Jay

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Post  stagz on Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:58 am

i just recently stripped and annealed over 550 ft of all different gauge copper wire. a tedious task i must say but very rewarding. i saved myself alotttttt of money by collecting excess wire from work

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Post  marcus watts on Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:43 pm

Orion wrote:I just got to ask and then I'll leave it alone. Did you create that mess on purpose?

No - dragging the knotted up lump of wire around the coutry for 18 months created the mess, while trying to pull lengths out of it if friends needed some. A kilo of Fine copper has a mind of its own.

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