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Post  Guest on Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:22 pm

A friend of mine, owns this tree but wasnt sure about the carving. I did'nt like the way the deadwood poked out to the right and the straight section of live wood underneath the right side. It also looked as if a Makita had been run up the middle, rather than natural rot. He gave me the go ahead to refine it for him. Did this work this morning. First couple of pics are how it was.

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Post  Guest on Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:25 pm

Photo takenn today, before work

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Post  Guest on Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:30 pm

A couple of hours later, Its been raining all day, so the light levels are bad. Flash tends to bleach out the detail.

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Post  Guest on Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:36 pm

The straight livewood was cut around to the back, allowing wood to be removed and the two spikes of deadwood at the top were shortened and the flow changed to the left.

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Post  Guest on Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:39 pm

The hollow, was also made deeper and then burned with a blowtorch to remove tooling marks.

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Post  Guest on Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:43 pm

Ill now leave it for a while and study it before I finish it off with a scalpel.

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Post  JimLewis on Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:54 pm

Looks like another Podocarpus -- but maybe some kind of yew?

Nicely done on the carving. It had more deadwood than I care for at the beginning, but you work with what you're given. Its a very nice tree.

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Post  Kev Bailey on Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:05 pm

I guess this is Taxus baccata. Your work has improved it dramatically Will.

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Post  dorothy7774 on Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:13 pm

Looking great, Will! I know the detailing is going to add additional depth. Edited the dark pic:


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Post  fiona on Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:50 pm

So much better Will. Well done. Any chance of a pic taken from a bit back so we can see the whole tree - to get a before and after comparison with your first pic.

Size of the tree?

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Post  bigsteve on Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:13 pm

Well Done will
the difference is the tree is starting to look more natural rather than gouged
the good thing with these Yews are they do forgive heavy handedness.

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Post  Guest on Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:02 pm

Sorry. It is Taxus Bacatta. I've just spent an hour, removing the wire and thinning it out. Some wire had bitten in! I'm going to restyle it tomorrow, if i'm allowed!

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Post  anttal63 on Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:30 pm

nice work Will and yes it looks like a beautiful tree. cheers

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Post  bigsteve on Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:06 pm

will baddeley wrote:Sorry. It is Taxus Bacatta. I've just spent an hour, removing the wire and thinning it out. Some wire had bitten in! I'm going to restyle it tomorrow, if i'm allowed!
get stuck in Will ha ha i am sure he will appreciate it..........

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Post  Guest on Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:11 pm

Sod it! I'm gonna do it now.....

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Post  Stone Monkey on Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:02 am

Will

Wish I had brought the tree to you when it was mine Wink and before I passed it onto Graham. I have some early pictures of this tree when I first obtained it way back in 2005. It was a tree I purchased in 2005 and sort of left to one side and worked on other trees whilst this one sat neglected. However I did take it to Burrs 3 or may be 4 years ago to work on Very Happy





Your work is really good. If the owner of the tree wants pictures from 2005 till I parted company with the tree drop me an email and I will send them on

All the best and thanks for showing

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Post  Guest on Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:23 am

For some reason the host an image box is'nt working. Completely blank!
Andy, I like the way trees pass from person to person, each seeing something different.Im sure the present owner would love your history of the Yew. Have wired the tree tonight, and photographed it but I can't upload it.

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Post  fiona on Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:25 am

will baddeley wrote:For some reason the host an image box is'nt working. Completely blank! Have wired the tree tonight, and photographed it but I can't upload it.
Hi Will. It does that from time to time and on more occasions than not, it has been a problem with servimg rather than on here. Try again later and if it stll is causing problems, give Kev a shout in a PM.


btw now that I see it against Andy, I can get a much more accurate gauge of the size of the tree, so no need to reply to my previous request.


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Post  jadester1234 on Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:34 am

great work will!! your friend is very lucky!! is there anyway i can get you to work on some of my trees??do you do workshops??

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Post  eaton2008 on Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:39 am

FANTASTIC CARVING WILL! many thanks thumbs up it looks far better than when i left it with you. cant wait to see the pictures when you can upload them.

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Post  Guest on Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:45 am

Still cant upload. I see others are posting pics?Ive sent Kev a pm but hes not online. When i click host an image the box opens but there's nothing in it. can someone have a go so I'll know whether its the server or my problem. Thanks

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Post  eaton2008 on Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:11 pm

did you use a similar technique on your big yew and elm??it must have taken ages with the scalpul as yew wood can be very hard!!did you do any carving at the bottom of the tree on the right??

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Post  Smithy on Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:13 pm

I had this happen to me once before and i logged out and in again and it righted it self. Maybe you have tried this already if not its worth a try.

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Re: Changing some carving

Post  eaton2008 on Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:24 pm

heres something bigger if you fancy its about 7 - 8 inches across!?



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Post  Guest on Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:43 pm

Eaton, ive sent you an email with the pic, can you post it please.

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