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Post  Guest on Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:18 pm

I had a the great honour, of being asked to Bonsai Nan Kai, in Denmark at the weekend. I enjoyed four days of great company, bonsai, food, wine and a little Whisky drunken This was Lone's tree. A Larch collected from the Dolomites, several years ago.


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Post  Guest on Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:27 pm

Lone pictured cleaning the bark from the dead branch. We decided together, that the tall part of the tree should be removed,as it lacked character and that some lower foliage would make for a more powerful and compact image.

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Post  Guest on Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:32 pm

I did some carving on the large bottom branch and a few others. I used the Makita first, to rough out and then put in some detail with a Dremmel.

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Post  Guest on Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:39 pm

We decided to wire the tree as it had grown so strongly. The Larch was carefully wired, being careful of the foliage and nothing too extreme was done with the bending, at this stage.

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Post  Guest on Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:47 pm

A picture taken slightly lower down, puts emphasis on the movement of the dead branch and the trunk.

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Post  Todd Ellis on Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:26 am

Nice tree! Great job on the dead wood; when are you coming to the states to do a carving class? Smile

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Post  Guest on Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:17 am

Will,
very nice and compact design indeed.
when are we going to see this tree in a proper pot?

regards,
jun

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Post  Hawaiian77 on Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:13 am

Howzit Will,

Very nice. ThumbsUp I love the movement of the trunk. I can see a cascading or a oval pot would be nice. Very Happy

A Hui Hou,
-Tim Cool

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Post  NeilDellinger on Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:30 am

Looks great Will. Sounds like you had a great time and made some new friends. I like the compact image & the carving....the deeper fishers in the grain are a nice touch.

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Post  Guest on Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:05 am

Did not know you was here Will. Great job at the deadwood. Very natural carving, an great styling of the tree too. Glad to hear you have had a good time here.

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Post  landerloos on Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:24 am

Whats up Will, cant take a little whiskey eh.
I like your work on Lones lovely larch, what a shame I could not make it Crying or Very sad
I ve been to the nan kai and have to say, they are very nice and friendly people, they make you feel just like your at home.

Kind regards
Peter

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Post  kauaibonsai on Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:38 am

really nice, will.

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Post  Pavel Slovák on Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:56 am

Hi Will.
Very beautiful work. Beautiful tree, dead wood - elegant top job. ThumbsUp
The owner is certainly very happy. Very Happy Congratulations. Very Happy

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Post  chris on Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:00 am

I think you have created the very best out of this tree Will and it is a credit to your skill and ability .
Sounds like it was a great weekend

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Re: Working a Lone

Post  Hans van Meer. on Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:06 am

will baddeley wrote:Lone pictured cleaning the bark from the dead branch. We decided together, that the tall part of the tree should be removed,as it lacked character and that some lower foliage would make for a more powerful and compact image.

Hi Will,
great looking tree my friend! You took just as good care of Lone's tree, as I know how Lone took good care of you! Lone is one of the sweetest lady's I ever had the pleasure of meeting!!! So I'm actually a bit jealous of you! Smile
Next time at my place?!!!
Well don my friend!
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"working a lone"

Post  alex e on Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:46 am


Nice work Will ThumbsUp

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Post  Ed van der Reek on Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:45 pm

Very good first styling Will cheers
Especially the deadwood I like a lot, you give it a nice twisting movement.
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Post  Lone on Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:31 pm

Hans van Meer. wrote:
will baddeley wrote:Lone pictured cleaning the bark from the dead branch. We decided together, that the tall part of the tree should be removed,as it lacked character and that some lower foliage would make for a more powerful and compact image.

Hi Will,
great looking tree my friend! You took just as good care of Lone's tree, as I know how Lone took good care of you! Lone is one of the sweetest lady's I ever had the pleasure of meeting!!! So I'm actually a bit jealous of you! Smile
Next time at my place?!!!
Well don my friend!
Hans van Meer.

Hi Hans - Thank you for these nice words - you almost make me embarrassed -'Embarassed' I love my tree I can tell you and will did such a great job and we'll see him again next year.
And you are always welcome here - you know that ! 'Very Happy' Many Kind Regards Lone

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Post  kenbu on Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:08 pm

Really good job Will, was it as cold as Norffolk

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Post  anttal63 on Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:44 pm

Way to go Will, Beautiful styling! Deadwood is on the money! cheers

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Post  Guest on Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:42 pm

Todd Ellis wrote:Nice tree! Great job on the dead wood; when are you coming to the states to do a carving class? Smile

Hello Todd. One day I will get to the States. Would love to do some carving classes.

Hello Jun and Tim. This Larch will stay in this container for a few years yet, for quicker development.

Hello Niel and Morton. I had such a good time with the club and have definitely made some new friends. Lone and Otto were the best of hosts.

Hello Peter. It was such a shame you couldn't make it. I'm sure our paths will cross in the near future.

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Other club trees

Post  Guest on Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:29 pm

Another Larch. Collected from woodland in Denmark and reduced to about 2 ft / 600mm. The flat cut was pruned out to begin with. The whole tree was then wired. The wire was big enoughand wired close enough to bend the branches so that theyleft the trunk in a downward slope. A new leader was carefully bent up.

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Post  Guest on Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:41 pm

Completely different material but a good image was achieved. This material will take longer to achieve an old image but a good start was made.

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Re: Working a Lone

Post  Hans van Meer. on Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:56 pm





Hi Hans - Thank you for these nice words - you almost make me embarrassed -'Embarassed' I love my tree I can tell you and will did such a great job and we'll see him again next year.
And you are always welcome here - you know that ! 'Very Happy' Many Kind Regards Lone

As soon as my back is well enough to travel again, I would love to finally visit you and work some trees at your club! So my dear when that may finally happens (fingers cross), you will be the first to know!
A BIG hug from me!!!
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Other club trees

Post  Guest on Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:08 am

A collected Scots Pine. The main proplem with this tree was the T shape at the top of the tree. This was wrapped with raffia and heavily wired to bend the T from the horizontal. Scots Pine buds back very well and although the canopy is too large for the size of the trunk, this will reduce and ramify in a couple of years.

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