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Cherry and walnut stands

Post  Hank Miller on Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:31 pm

Two  display stands.  Enjoy Hank



Walnut shohin stan

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Cherry stand with floating top

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Re: Cherry and walnut stands

Post  dick benbow on Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:03 pm

Hank whenever someone posts I always expect that they want some feedback.

So let me give my perspective on your wonderful workmanship.

The more I get into display the more I think, I like a dark wooded stand that does not compete with the tree/pot for attention. While your workmanship is top grade, I'm not convinced I like the lighter wood. I think the only tree that could compete with the cherry would be a flowering/fruit bearing subject planted in a porcellan white pot with a beautiful scene outwardly painted on all sides. Please in No way feel this is any criticism of your workmanship only a disagreement with kind of wood used.

With your shohin table, I would like to see the heights of the stands and their placement on the base board done using the golden rule proportion for display. basically 60/40...the lead stand in the foreground and the secondary
back a third to the rear.

I hope my opinion helps you to give some thoughts towards your development/progress, in something your obviously very good at.

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Re: Cherry and walnut stands

Post  Hank Miller on Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:58 pm

Thank you for your comments - they are very much appreciated.

With regard to the larger cherry stand  I have also made a few in walnut.   When the finishing is done I will post an image.  I like cherry and I have been trying to get a darker finish without completely obscuring the grain.  One of the things I particularly like is that  it darkens with age.  I have recently posted in the bonsai discussion section a few images of some of my figs on cherry stands.

When I made the shohin stand I was pleased with it until I put a few trees on it.  I agree that the smaller pedestal should be shorter in height and I like your suggestion about the 60/40 ratio.   I also think the base should be a bit longer.. Hopefully this week I will have some time to make one.  When it is done I will post an image.

Once again many thanks for taking the time to comment on the stands.   Please continue to do so in the future as I highly value your comments and suggestions.

Regards
Hank

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Re: Cherry and walnut stands

Post  Hank Miller on Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:15 pm

Hereis the above cherry stand  in walnut





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Re: Cherry and walnut stands

Post  dick benbow on Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:17 pm

I was reminded by the guy finishing my toko that cherry darkens with age. he showed my current finishes against stuff close to 100 years old. Quite amazing.

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Re: Cherry and walnut stands

Post  Hank Miller on Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:51 pm

I have finally gotten around to making a new vversion of the shohin stand in cherry. The base is a bit larger and I have rescaled the lower pedestal.  I have also added feet.






Here are a few other stands in cherry








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Re: Cherry and walnut stands

Post  Vance Wood on Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:15 pm

Very nice stands.

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Re: Cherry and walnut stands

Post  JimLewis on Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:54 am

I especially like the last one.  The two-stand stand still doesn't quite do it for me, but that, of course is a matter of personal taste. I suspect that this is one of those infrequent times when I'm a staunch traditionalist.

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