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Pigs ear of a box.

Post  Jeremy on Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:53 pm

Hi,
Really it's more of a Sow's head. Laughing





Could this sow's head become a silk bonsai?

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Post  Jeremy on Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:58 pm

Another box. It's a big one.
Started with a little block carving. I plan on stripping it as much as possible by had, but it is very hard wood, so I needed to block carve first.


Does Box deadwood rot quickly?

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Post  Jeremy on Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:02 pm

Finally, a shohin box.


The crab apple is not joined to the box. Embarassed
Your thoughts are greatly appreciated.

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Post  Guest on Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:10 pm

I love the second and third ones. Not sure about the first as its difficult to see where the weeds stop and the tree starts!!! Beautiful base on the second but the big lump of wood at the top needs some refining, as you well know. the shohin will be a little honey. Boxwood will last a very long time, with treatment of course. Im jealous.

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Advice on Box, very welcome.

Post  Jeremy on Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:07 pm

H Will,
Thank you for your reply.
"Not sure about the first as its difficult to see where the weeds stop and the tree starts!!!"
Embarassed we'ed do better next time. Rolling Eyes
I obtained all three for a guy in the Warminster society. I bought one, traded one and he gave me the other.
I have never worked with Box before, so it's a steep learning curve. Very Happy I'm look forwards to the ride.
Advice, info and thoughts regarding Box, would be very welcome.

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Post  Tony on Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:47 pm

Wow Jerry nice material. The little Piggy Wiggy looks interesting. I am working on a box this weekend with Harleyrider.... the stump shown here a week or so ago. The wood is VERY hard... will probably burn out my Matika... wheres Bob when you need him Suspect

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Post  Harleyrider on Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:17 pm

Having just worked on Tony's Box (!!), I can confirm that it is very hard wood indeed. Although it didn't burn out the Makita, it certainly gave his branch splitters a run for their money.

Love the pigs 'ead, btw. All it needs now is an apple in its gob and we're laughing!

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Post  Guest on Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:43 pm

I thought about Tony Ticklinng your box!! but you beat me to it. Got any pics?

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Post  Harleyrider on Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:12 am

Absolutely loads of 'em! Matt was with us and between us we took over 100 pics. We've been tasked to write an illustrated report on the whole process from raw material through branch selection, hacking the top off the stump, carving and hollowing the whole thing, wiring and shaping of the branches and all points inbetween.
Hopefully it won't take too long......... Shocked

That was one hectic 5 hour session we had there.

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Post  Jeremy on Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:21 pm

Harleyrider wrote:
Love the pigs 'ead, btw. All it needs now is an apple in its gob and we're laughing!

Terry's choc orange courtesy of steve, (harleyrider) at Burrs last weekend. Twisted Evil Laughing Suspect Twisted Evil


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Post  fiona on Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:29 pm

In the words of the advert: "It's not Terry's, it's mine!"

And, thanks to that lovely Harleyrider, that's exactly what happened. Very Happy

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Post  bumblebee on Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:03 am

I have heard that boxwoods are difficult to lift from the ground and then keep alive for more than 4-5 years. Is there any truth to that idea?? Is there a best way to dig up a boxwood? I ask because I have several that are about 18 years old and I'm itching to do something with them. Thanks.

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Post  Harleyrider on Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:37 pm

Hi Bumblebee. Everything I have been told about Buxux suggests that they are extremely hardy and forgiving, even being compared to Privet in that respect.
As long as you collect enough fibrous roots and give them a couple of years in a grow-box you should have no problems.

Just so you know, the examples seen above were collected from a hedge thought to be between 400 - 500 years old!

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