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Bonsai Stands

Post  Geof on Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:37 pm

Hi Everyone,
These are some bonsai stands I have made. Hope you like them.
Geof
www.holmesfinefurniture.com





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Post  mike page on Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:14 pm

Looking good! Are you in the business of making and selling bonsai stands? I saw your work on your website.

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Post  Geof on Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:34 pm

Hi Mike,
I make furniture for a living and I do bonsai as a hobby for now. I do make stands to sell, as well as custom orders for them. I sell and trade for trees with fellow club members.
I like your trees Mike, you have done something that I have thought about. Using a literati scroll or drawing as inspiration for a tree.
If you would like to buy a stand let me know or you can email a picture of one you like and I can give you a price to make it.
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Post  Rick Moquin on Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:42 pm

As a wood worker and cabinet maker myself I like the first stand. I could love it but it disturbs me. I love the oriental flair of the legs, what distracts me is the mortise that is supporting the top. Now if this was centred over the legs it wouldn't be such a distraction. In the two tone it just doesn't work. Personally I do not like a floating top just MO, Smile Smile

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Post  Geof on Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:16 am

Hi Rick,
I was trying to create something different from Chinese and Japanese stands kind of an Asian American fusion. The 2 tone stand is my favorite, it works with a strong tree on it. It is made of Tiger maple and Walnut. I thought the light color would go with deadwood on a Juniper or other tree.
Sorry it disturbs you. I did not like the all dark version of it. It was to plain. I traded it for a nice Nikon Digital camera though!
Hope hurricane Bill didn't hit you too hard.
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Post  Rob Kempinski on Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:47 am

Geof,

I like you stands. Some new designs.

You web page is very impressive. Beautiful and impressive body of work.

I have dabbled in wood working for over 30 years. One of my favorite pieces is a Georgia Tech chair. I posted some photos of it on my Facebook page.

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Post  yenling on Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:37 am

Looking good! As a guitarist I really like the flame/curly maple you use. Look really good. I'll have to keep your contact info for when I need a stand.

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Bonsai tables

Post  Les S on Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:11 am

We are lucky to have Doug Mudd as a member of the Wirral Society be makes brilliant table that match the tree. He has made table for a number of IBC Forum members including Tony Tickle, Jeremy, Ian Warhurst, Lee Kennedy . He has also made some for bonsai artists including Kevin Willson, Peter Warren, John Armitage, Simon Temblett, John Pitt and of course Tony the English Parrot.

Have a look at his website www.dougmuddbonsaitables.com

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Post  Jeremy on Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:14 am

Hi Les,
Yep, Doug is the man here in the UK, but his website has been off for a couple of days Sad "Bandwidth Limit Exceeded" seems he is very popular. Very Happy

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Post  Kev Bailey on Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:19 am

Doug's site is up and running again.

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Post  Jeremy on Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:41 am

Kev Bailey wrote:Doug's site is up and running again.

Hi Kev,
You must have a magic touch.
I have been trying for a couple of days, no success.

Doug, I need a couple of tables made.. Very Happy
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Post  leonardo on Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:54 pm

Very nice! As a marble carver I think I am going to switch to wood. Easier on the tools.

ciao....Leonardo

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Post  Geof on Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:10 pm

Thanks for the kind words Rob. We met at the first National Bonsai Exhibit last year. I saw from your blog your Buttonwood made the cover of Bill's magazine. Congrats!!! Very Happy
Yenling, Thanks and the juniper you posted looked very interesting.
Leonardo, I have been thinking about doing a stone top on a stand. Thanks.

For all of you in the UK I just sold a small stand to one of your former countrymen Peter Adams. He was here at my place for a club workshop.
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Post  Rick Moquin on Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:15 pm

Geof wrote:Hi Rick,
I was trying to create something different from Chinese and Japanese stands kind of an Asian American fusion. The 2 tone stand is my favorite, it works with a strong tree on it. It is made of Tiger maple and Walnut. I thought the light color would go with deadwood on a Juniper or other tree.
Sorry it disturbs you. I did not like the all dark version of it. It was to plain. I traded it for a nice Nikon Digital camera though!
Hope hurricane Bill didn't hit you too hard.
Geof

Don't get me wrong it's beautiful work. I guess it's the floating top that we/I am not accustomed to. Any novel idea regardless of which application takes some getting used to.

However I do like the flair, simple clean lines, a touch of understated elegance.

My next question and not trying to be insulting, will the tiger maple detract the viewer from the tree? As it is anything but quiet and subtle, once again just MO.

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:21 pm

Geof wrote:Thanks for the kind words Rob. We met at the first National Bonsai Exhibit last year. I saw from your blog your Buttonwood made the cover of Bill's magazine. Congrats!!! Very Happy

Geof

I remember our meeting. Thanks for the comment.
BTW, I am finally going to take your advice about aniline stain. I'm giving up on the gel polyurethane.

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Post  Geof on Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:48 pm

Rob,
You might also try Transtint stains which are water or alcohol compatable and you can add them to finish. They are available thru Woodcraft Supply.
Rick,
No problem, we don't have to agree. In a display everything supports the tree so if you have a strong powerful tree it is still the center of attention.
I have also thought about a flat black type of stand like a museum mount. It would almost dissapear.
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