Prunus mahaleb No 2

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Prunus mahaleb No 2

Post  Vlad on Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:54 am

This tree has been waiting for my attention for quite a lot of time.   At the end of last summer I have finally decided to move it.    

In the spring I have removed a dead bark and revealed a shari in the front  and in the back of the tree.  




Last weekend I completed the first round of carving.   I will have another one later on once I will have a second look at the result.










The carved area will be left for some time without any chemical treatment to get weathered in a natural way. Once I am happy with that progress I will use a joint sealer with some India ink.
NOW I will focus on the built up of the failed engine that I have neglected for really a long time.

Current height of the tree: 27 cm up to the top Jin on the right.


I have used a Dremel and various chisels.

Additional information on http://doriyama.blogspot.cz/2015/06/prunus-mahaleb-no-2transformation.html


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Re: Prunus mahaleb No 2

Post  Thomas Urban on Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:26 pm

nice material, I have a mahaleb, but it's tiny compared to this one. Best of luck!


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Re: Prunus mahaleb No 2

Post  Vlad on Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:41 pm

Thank you Thomas. You can have this one once you come to Prague:)

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Re: Prunus mahaleb No 2

Post  Thomas Urban on Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:23 pm

Very Happy
Don't tempt me, it just might happen!

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Re: Prunus mahaleb No 2

Post  Vlad on Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:04 pm

If you are interested I will keep it for you by the end of August. For you as a gift. Just drop me a line as PM.


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Re: Prunus mahaleb No 2

Post  Tentakelaertje on Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:06 pm

Dear Vlad, this is some seriously nice material you got here! Love the work you've done, the tree looks way more interesting now.
How very kind of you to give this away Very Happy Shocked

Best of luck dude!

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Re: Prunus mahaleb No 2

Post  Vlad on Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:55 pm

Maarten, thank you very much for your comment.   Well, it might be the Greek's gift... Twisted Evil

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Re: Prunus mahaleb No 2

Post  Thomas Urban on Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:19 pm

I hope you are joking as a gift Very Happy

I'm sure you would like something for it. Regarding the size and style though I don't think I would be able to afford it now much less visit Prague as I just returned from vacation and I am broke as a joke.

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dead wood on prunus mahaleb

Post  abcd on Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:13 pm

Hello,
to have  natural dead woods on prunus mahaleb, you must create more curves and holes, and use only your hands, not an electric machine, a hammer and a sculptor chisel, a pliers to tear the wood fibers .
Look at the photographies of my prunus mahaleb ( sorry, i can't use the upload off the forum because off anti virus KASPERSKY )  , all the dead woods be created with this technic , carving with an electric machine is good for buxus or olive only, becaus the wood is very hard .
At the end, use fire and polish the dead wood when it is burning with glass paper only .

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dead wood on prunus mahaleb

Post  geo on Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:33 am

As far as I know, which may not be very far at all, Dremel is a very popular tool for carving. I just borrowed one to try out. You said that it is only suitable for Olea and Buxus . Might be news for some. I really feel a need for some clarity here!

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Re: Prunus mahaleb No 2

Post  Vlad on Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:04 pm

Thomas,
A gift is a gift. Well, till the 31st August 2015 Wink

abcd,
thank you for your comment. Knowing your trees published here on the forum I know what you are aiming at. While I am happy to agree with the targeted result of the work I do differ on the technique used to get there. Electric tools with a good quality properly sized/shaped tool heads help me to remove excess material or create the basic structure of a hollow etc much faster then doing the same job with other tools. The chisels, knives etc are great tools and I do use them as well. Much more for the final touches though. Just my way to do it no offence ment here.
I have about 20 mahalebs now and if the Force stays with me I will collect another 5-10 next year. Great quality - some of them better than the ones published on my blog. Plenty of material for work on a deadwood. If your travels bring you to Prague please take your tools and give a ring. I will be delighted to meet you at my place to have some practice Very Happy

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Re: Prunus mahaleb No 2

Post  Thomas Urban on Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:02 pm

Damn, I missed out on this post! and Gift! Maybe in the future Very Happy

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Thomas

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