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Post  Victrinia Ridgeway on Tue May 25, 2010 12:44 am

I commissioned this table from a friend of mine, for a tree I have going in the US Exhibition next month... It's solid walnut, and finished with tung oil. The craftsman went through a lot of effort to do interesting and subtle lines on the table. The rails are gently arched to match... and his makers mark is a Tt (for Top Tier).. and he inlaid a carved tear drop of tiger eye into the bottom of the table.

Artisan/Craftsman - Gene Cartwright of Port Orchard, WA USA

Size: 19 inches square - 7 1/2 inches tall








(note - this picture is scaled near to actual size)

Enjoy!

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Post  jjbacoomba on Tue May 25, 2010 1:41 am

WOW! Love Walnut. Beautiful! Excellent craftsmanship. When I was doin the music thing, we played at J.A.Michaels in Port Orchard.I live in Texas now. Sure do miss the great Northwest. Sad What tree are you showing with this fine table?

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Post  Victrinia Ridgeway on Tue May 25, 2010 2:00 am

I have a Satsuki Azalea going into the exhibition. Smile It's not going to be in flower, which is a disappointment, but we had a freakishly warm winter that caused it to start blooming about 1 month early. Crying or Very sad Still... it'll show well I hope... and it's an honor just to have been accepted to display, so I am content. I have likened it to having a child in a beauty pagent... lol It's very odd. lol I've never shown at this level before, so I am more than a little nervous about it all... Kobayashi is one of the judges, and he's a true satsuki man... not to mention display. So to make up for not having flowers, I am sending a full three point display. I have a Paul Geoff scroll and an accent planting for it.

I'm going to try and take a photo of it all before it goes... so I'll try and give a preview in a couple weeks.

PO is a nice place to play... good people down there on the waterfrount... they love music. Very Happy

Kindest regards,

Victrinia


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Post  Hawaiian77 on Tue May 25, 2010 3:16 am

Howzit V,

Awesome table!!!..... ThumbsUp Even if it don't flower it'll look really cool on it. Dance You'll do good for sure.

-Tim Cool

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Post  chris on Tue May 25, 2010 4:21 am

Hi Vic
Great table, good balance and proportions all to often legs are made to big and heavy but not with this one.
Good luck at the show, have a great time
Regards Chris

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Tue May 25, 2010 11:36 am

Beautiful stand. I like how the stretcher is curved to match the bead along the rail.
I always like to see the compound miter joint.

Looking forward to seeing the tree and stand in person at the US National Exhibition.

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Post  mike page on Tue May 25, 2010 1:59 pm

Victrinia Ridgeway wrote:I have a Satsuki Azalea going into the exhibition. Smile It's not going to be in flower, which is a disappointment, but we had a freakishly warm winter that caused it to start blooming about 1 month early. Crying or Very sad Still... it'll show well I hope... and it's an honor just to have been accepted to display, so I am content. I have likened it to having a child in a beauty pagent... lol It's very odd. lol I've never shown at this level before, so I am more than a little nervous about it all... Kobayashi is one of the judges, and he's a true satsuki man... not to mention display. So to make up for not having flowers, I am sending a full three point display. I have a Paul Geoff scroll and an accent planting for it.

I'm going to try and take a photo of it all before it goes... so I'll try and give a preview in a couple weeks.

PO is a nice place to play... good people down there on the waterfrount... they love music. Very Happy

Kindest regards,

Victrinia

Dear Ms. Vic
I had the honor of having one of my bonsai selected for the last National Exhibit, so I know how you feel. It is very exciting. I hope your luck is as good as mine was!

Best Regards

Mike

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Post  bonsaistud on Tue May 25, 2010 2:53 pm

G'day Victrinia...

How wonderful to be invited to show at the "National". Must be very exciting...

Too bad about the blossoms, but nevertheless, what an honor for you.

Good luck with the showing...

Pat…mounted on my trusty stead, riding off wildly in all directions…

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Post  Victrinia Ridgeway on Tue May 25, 2010 3:36 pm

Hawaiian77 wrote:Howzit V,

Awesome table!!!..... ThumbsUp Even if it don't flower it'll look really cool on it. Dance You'll do good for sure.

-Tim Cool

Thanks Tim... always good to have the support of an islander cuz... Cool

Rob Kempinski wrote:Beautiful stand. I like how the stretcher is curved to match the bead along the rail.
I always like to see the compound miter joint.

Looking forward to seeing the tree and stand in person at the US National Exhibition.

Rob... Let me know how it ends up looking, since I am not going... What a Face and I agree... compound miter may be one of the most elegant joining techniques there is. Smile

chris wrote:Hi Vic
Great table, good balance and proportions all to often legs are made to big and heavy but not with this one.
Good luck at the show, have a great time
Regards Chris

Chris... The tree practically floats the table is so light under it. It has just the delicacy and feeling I hoped it might, and frankly I was much more shocked at how it changed the overall viewing angle of the the tree... I like it... but I've never seen it quite that way... the structure is much more exposed, and the base and trunk much easier to appreciate.

mike page wrote:
Dear Ms. Vic
I had the honor of having one of my bonsai selected for the last National Exhibit, so I know how you feel. It is very exciting. I hope your luck is as good as mine was!

Best Regards

Mike

My dear friend... I would be so completely taken by surprise to have a situation remotely similar to yours.... lol I was delighted beyond measure for you. I do hope that the tree is a pleasure to see... that will be enough. Smile

bonsaistud wrote:G'day Victrinia...

How wonderful to be invited to show at the "National". Must be very exciting...

Too bad about the blossoms, but nevertheless, what an honor for you.

Good luck with the showing...

Pat…mounted on my trusty stead, riding off wildly in all directions…

Oh Pat... how lovely to see you here... and just as amusing as ever. Thank you for your well wishes my friend.

Many thanks to all for your comments and support.

Kindest regards,

Victrinia

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Post  DJSEND on Tue May 25, 2010 10:15 pm

Victrinia,
Your stand is beautiful! I agree with Rob, the arched stretcher matching the bead really adds to the overall design. And as Rob said, I too LOVE to see the compound mitre joint! Congrats on the new addition!
Cheers,
~ Jay

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Post  kora on Tue May 25, 2010 10:52 pm

I'm looking forward to seeing your display in Rochester-keep in mind its the tree that counts not the flowers-love your stand-good luck,kora

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Post  Victrinia Ridgeway on Tue May 25, 2010 11:17 pm

Jay... I'm glad you appreciated its subtleties... it was designed after a lovely Tom Colby stand... but the size was expanded greatly and Gene was not willing to do a copy (and rightly so)... so he changed the bead and went with a greatly more complex series of arching lines... and the arched stretcher to match. It was a delightful surprise to see what he decided to do with it... because I saw nothing of it before hand. You could have knocked me over with a feather. I really look forward to seeing him do more work of this type... he has a true eye and skill for it.

Kora... on your very positive note, I will NO LONGER lament the flower issue... lol though as you can see here... the tree has a habit of prolific flowering. So you can imagine the carnage on my garage flower when I largerly deflowered it, since it wasn't going to flower on schedule anyway. This is last year's photo of it.... It looks different even compared to this... more of the base and nebari is exposed and the tree's form will be discernable in a way the flowers would never allow. Wink I hope you enjoy it, and will look forward to some feedback from anyone who sees it. In fact, that's one thing I am seriously looking forward to, the feedback of the judges. Especially regarding the overall display, since I adore 3-point display... and this is my first big whack at it, as it were. Very Happy

It's a pretty good sized tree... the stand it's on is 18 inches (to give you an idea of scale).



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Post  NeilDellinger on Wed May 26, 2010 2:04 pm

Beautiful tree & stand. I did not see anything mentioned on the pot. Can you give any details about it as well?

Thanks for sharing very much!
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Post  Victrinia Ridgeway on Thu May 27, 2010 1:10 pm

The pot is unremarkable other than it's visual appeal to me. I'm fond of lotus pots. I got this one at my teacher's shop... and it fit it quite nicely. The tree was originally in a larger unglazed lotus. In fact all of the base was under about 3 inches of soil... I've been working on changing that over time... and it's much improved, as well as a complete mystery to me as to why it was so deeply buried to begin with.

So the pot is a well made, but unmarked chinese make. I would like to get a custom pot for it eventually, but I am still working on lowering it all down. The tree was in very fragile health when it came to me... it has responded well and filled in considerably. Smile

Thanks for your comments, I think you'll enjoy it's currant appearance even more.

Kindets regards,

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