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Post  Guest on Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:30 am

Hello IBC people!

Combined two of my Casuarinas.

The materials:






after initial design...


I'm not satisfied with the result so back to the drawing board...


the slab I made last year finally found partners...





hey Will and John Leonard...I made the carving (shari) on the right side tree...I dug deeper like you gentlemen had advice on my other casuarina.










top rear view...



No Front photo yet, I'm not yet done wiring and choosing branches.

regards,
jun Smile

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Re: Two Casuarinas on slab

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:55 am

Great ides, my problem would be moving the thing. How many men are required?

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:19 am

Coming along, nicely, Jun,
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Post  xuan le on Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:07 pm

I like your work on trees very much Jun

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Post  Guest on Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:02 pm

Hi Billy.

Thanks!
two to three man to carry the composition.
It's not super big, 90cm ht of tallest tree from slab. total length of slab 120cm.

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Post  Guest on Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:05 pm

Khaimraj,

thanks!

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Xuan,

thanks! that's inspiring to hear.

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Re: Two Casuarinas on slab

Post  cosmos on Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:20 pm

Hi Jun
Great material as usual, no doubt about that. However, IMHO I would have preferred that you work on the individual trees separately and not put them together. They both have great trunk movement and deadwood features. By putting them together besides creating the problem of transport, (again IMHO) you are creating too much 'visual happening' that would overwhelm the beholder.

Thanks for sharing.

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Post  moyogijohn on Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:07 am

JUN,,glad to see you working again!! these two look good as usual,,could you show the next picture with a plain background???old eyes can,t see the details good enough..sorry! show more take care john

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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:10 am

Thanks Cosmos

regards,
jun

John,

the whole image below for your old eyes, hehehe.





man and ninja at the back for scale:




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Re: Two Casuarinas on slab

Post  Guest on Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:42 am

The concrete slab I made:
I wanted to create a rocky appearance. been experimenting with different mixture. I think I'm getting close to rock texture...color is next.
some spot details.






cement mixture still visible here:






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Re: Two Casuarinas on slab

Post  my nellie on Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:07 pm

Jun, despite the volume (that's your problem to carry them...) I think I like these two trees on that slab.
But I have a question (which may not have a reason -beginner here, remember?).
Well, the tree at left side is styled wind swept, isn't it?
The tree at the right side is not, is it?
Do you think this is a discrepancy or something?
Thank you.



PS: I am going to start my own experiments with paper cement...., perhaps you could be kind enough to treat me with some tips Very Happy Thank you!


Last edited by my nellie on Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:11 pm; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : adding ps)

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Post  jupp on Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:26 pm

Hi June
A very impressive work. The combination of tree and stone like it very much ThumbsUp ThumbsUp ThumbsUp

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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:27 pm

Thanks Alexandra.
The tree on the right (same as the left) is still being refined to be a true windswept. the more important thing is the trunk movement. It should follow the flow of the whole composition, branches will still be developed further later. the right side tree is not as healthy as the left side tree, so not much branch reduction to avoid branch die backs. It will be addressed later on. thanks again for the concern.
I'll always exchange weight with good design., this composition doesn't belong to my heavyweight trees, so no problem moving this tree around. the slab btw is hollow concave and not too heavy.

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jun

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Post  my nellie on Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:31 pm

Thank you for the explanation, Jun!

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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:42 pm

my nellie wrote:Thank you for the explanation, Jun!

as always. You are welcome Alexandra!

regards,
jun Smile





Thank you Jupp!
I'm glad you like it.

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Post  my nellie on Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:45 pm

my nellie wrote: ... ... ...
PS: I am going to start my own experiments with paper cement...., perhaps you could be kind enough to treat me with some tips Very Happy Thank you!

Now I'm sure this is a professional secret! Very Happy

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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:59 pm

my nellie wrote:
my nellie wrote: ... ... ...
PS: I am going to start my own experiments with paper cement...., perhaps you could be kind enough to treat me with some tips Very Happy Thank you!

Now I'm sure this is a professional secret! Very Happy


...yes. but i could send you PM. It will look good when aged. and some natural growing moss. Idea

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Post  my nellie on Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:06 pm

I won my bet! bounce
So, this pm is your present to me for the recent Woman's Day. OK?
Thank you anyway!

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Post  moyogijohn on Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:15 pm

Thank you Jun,, the trees look good togather!! work your magic will be a very nice planting,,good work take care john

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Post  pak bonsai on Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:17 pm

good composition Jun.
and very good slab you have made.what is ratio of cement and paper.i am making pots with this method.just want to know why i am not getting look.

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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:48 pm

pak bonsai wrote:good composition Jun.
and very good slab you have made.what is ratio of cement and paper.i am making pots with this method.just want to know why i am not getting look.

Thank you Pak.

I didn't use paper with this slab. different formula and technique. paper cement will have different texture.

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Post  my nellie on Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:04 pm

pak bonsai wrote:... ....what is ratio of cement and paper.i am making pots with this method.just want to know why i am not getting look.

I hope you will find some answers looking through the following:
http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t198-homemade-pots
http://www.internationalbonsaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=58&start=30
http://www.bonsai4me.com/AdvTech/ATPaperBonsaiPots.html
http://www.bonsainut.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1717
Making a search on the internet you will find more. Some french guys have also details on the internet...



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Re: Two Casuarinas on slab

Post  luciano benyakob on Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:24 pm

Fantastic and inspirative job!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Shabat Shalom Luciano.

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Re: Two Casuarinas on slab

Post  Guest on Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:10 am

Thank you Luciano

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Re: Two Casuarinas on slab

Post  Guest on Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:12 am

Hi IBC.

This is the Casuarina that was damaged during the show here and after the show. I never thought the tree would ever recover again from the abuse and torture.
I let the trees recover separately while I am designing a light weight slab for the new composition.
Would you believe somebody poured in used oil at the slab? that's the reason for the dark color at the right side of the base of the tree.

The first picture below was right after the show... I washed the oil with dish washing soap and dipped the tree for more than 3 hours in a bucket full of soap after removing the entire soil and affected roots. Then I hanged the tree in the rain all night long.

Some evil people lives among us...hehehe.
Next time I'll hang somebody upsidedown in a bucket of soap...hehehe. just kidding, I'm a peaceful person.



the tree ready for action again...


regards,
jun Razz



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