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Post  bobby little on Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:28 pm

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okey dokey. Don't know exactly what you call this type of wiring, but I understand it's used for gradually moving big branches incrementally. I've seen it done - what appears to be a loop of thin wire tightly wound around itsefl, around a branch and anchored somewhere on the pot. I am aware that small turns are employed with a nail or something through the wire. My question is, is there a particular type of wire required? The illustrations I've sen seem to employ differnt wire from the copper stuff used for wiring branches. Thanks in advance.

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Post  Seth Ellwood on Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:56 pm

I personally use plastic zip ties ( or tie wraps) google it if you don't know what i am refering to.They give me very controlled increments of movement and arecheap, recyclable and last a long time come in all diffrent lengths and do not do any damage to pottery like what may happen with copper wire.

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Post  bobby little on Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:31 pm

ooh, very clever. cheers.

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:05 pm

Don't know exactly what you call this type of wiring, but I understand it's used for gradually moving big branches incrementally. I've seen it done - what appears to be a loop of thin wire tightly wound around itsefl, around a branch and anchored somewhere on the pot. I am aware that small turns are employed with a nail or something through the wire. My question is, is there a particular type of wire required? The illustrations I've sen seem to employ differnt wire from the copper stuff used for wiring branches. Thanks in advance.

It's called a turnbuckle. Google it. You need to protect the bark of the tree where the wire is attached, or it will scar (or kill) the branch/trunk. I use a piece of garden hose, cut lengthwise.

Any wire will work, but it's best to use one that doesn't break after only a few twists, so aluminum bonsai wire isn't the best. (copper either.)

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