Casuarina (slanting) restyling

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Post  Guest on Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:12 pm

Hi IBC.
Summer is upon us.(locally). this is the season where heavy bonsai chores (generally speaking) is done.
After letting the tree grew wild during the rainy season, time for restyling it has come again.


before...


strip the dead bark off.


live vein healed (reddish color line) well during the fast growing period.



during wood work


after?wood carving...few more detailing works in the coming days.



after...









need pot suggestion.
I'm planning round pot..?

regards,
jun

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Post  handy mick on Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:24 pm

What a beautiful tree Jun,
This tree is native to Australia is it not?

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Post  xuan le on Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:26 pm

Very nice tree Jun I like it very much.

Xuan

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Post  Guest on Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:48 pm

handy mick wrote:What a beautiful tree Jun,
This tree is native to Australia is it not?

Thanks handy mick!
yes it is. in fact it is also called as Australian pine...though its not really a pine. but it can be styled as a pine.

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Post  Guest on Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:50 pm

Thank you Xuan.

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Post  Mohan on Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:57 pm

Hi Jun,

Wow Exclamation Breautiful tree Exclamation Exclamation
Great woodwork thumbs up
Thanks for sharing Smile

Mohan.

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Post  Ravi Kiran on Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:41 am

Hey Jun,

An excellent tree and great work on the deadwood. Having said that while the main deadwood on the left is great, the one rising from that branch into a smaller branchlet is visually unsettling for me. Just my thought. Pic below captures my thoughts.... (Branch indicated by green arrow stays, the one indicated by red arrow goes)

Let me know what you think....

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Post  Guest on Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:13 am

Mohan,
Thanks!

regards,
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Ravi,
Thank you for appreciating my tree, though it will take another year or so before it achieved something really nice.

With regards to the left side deadwood- my thought on it is the opposite idea with yours. try deleting or covering the branch indicated by your green mark and visually keep the red marked branch instead. don't you think it will follow the form of the tree trunk from base to tip? and the tapered look will be more obvious? while if we keep the green marked branch, don't you think it will become too heavy and very "horizontal" in appearance. Anyway, if the foliage and branches reached it full size and full potential specially on the left side, the deadwood won't look too heavy at all...We'll see what happens in the future on which part would remain,... option is still open.

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Post  iben on Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:28 am

w Cool w....mantappp...!!! thumbs up

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Post  Ravi Kiran on Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:55 pm

Well Jun,

Giving a thought to what you have said... actually you are right. It'd make "MORE" sense keeping the red branch and doing away with the green one. Certainly gives better movement and character. This is definitely better than what I have suggested. No ego issues in admitting it... Very Happy Go ahead "JUST DO IT" as Nike would say...

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Post  cosmos on Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:01 pm

Hi Jun.
Another beautiful casuarina. How many do you have?????

Your deadwood creation is right on. I agree with you that you should keep the branches. IMHO all that is needed is that you decrease their visual heaviness and create more taper, thus increasing their viusal speed.

I also agree with a round pot, ? a grey one with studs.

Thanks for sharing and keep us posted.

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Post  Guest on Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:14 am

Iben,

thanks!

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jun Smile


Ravi,

thanks!
Yes, No Ego involved here, It's just a "Democratically artistic" discussion.
...but still I won't hastily cut it.

regards,
jun
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Cosmos,
thanks again!

I'm looking for a suitable pot,,,Just can't find that round pot yet.

regards,
jun Smile

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Post  john5555leonard on Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:18 am

hi jun, nice carving, it would be helpful if you could post a pic of the carving router bits you use . i have all my bits from europe but people out here cannot get them so it would help them if they could see what you use, because if available in philippines maybe available in thailand. regards john

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Post  Guest on Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:27 am

john5555leonard wrote:hi jun, nice carving, it would be helpful if you could post a pic of the carving router bits you use . i have all my bits from europe but people out here cannot get them so it would help them if they could see what you use, because if available in philippines maybe available in thailand. regards john

I'm sure it is John.

Later in the day I'll post the photo for you.

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Post  Arno on Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:14 am

Jun

You really are a master! Im so jelous of your casuarinas, we have many here but I need to go extensive hunt. All the ones I see are straight and uninteresting. Someday Ill get one and then Ill have your pictures here fo inspiration.

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Post  Pavel Slovák on Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:34 am

Hi Jun

Very good work. The tree I love. But it also seems to me dead wood in the crown a little heavy. I know that life is a tree in a different perspective. Beautiful development and look forward to the next photo. Very Happy
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Post  Guest on Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:43 am

Arno,
Thanks!
...I'm a dedicated amateur not a master.
I am sure you could find the casuarina you are looking for. an upright casuarina is also a very good design. see some of Mr Walter Pall's upright pines. you could use it as a design inspiration with all the shari and jins it will look lovely on casuarina. just look for a material with lots of lower branch growths.

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Pavel
thank you. I'm glad you like my casuarina.

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Post  Guest on Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:47 am

John,
Hi!
Here is the router bit I frequently use.
Brand "maxell".



I hope this will help you in your purchase.

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Post  cosmos on Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:33 pm

Hey Arno
You can try air-layering some nice branches higher up the tree. Casuarinas air-layer in no time at all. Also you can cut drastically down and leave a small stump; let new shoots grow and then choose the most promising ones and 'discipline' them into branches. Doing this you can start to create movement in the trunk.

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The full story

Post  Guest on Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:53 am

May 2010



July 2010: first styling



Last quarter of 2010


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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:26 am

cont...

March restyling




After restyling







Today















other sides...









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Post  海上闻樵 on Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:55 pm

The works of master。I love it!
For your tree with a pot it

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Re: Casuarina (slanting) restyling

Post  cosmos on Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:21 pm

Hi Jun
Congratulations; you have found the pot. It suits the tree marveouslly.

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Re: Casuarina (slanting) restyling

Post  Guest on Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:31 pm

Cosmos,

Thanks.
It is only by chance that I found this second hand pot from a friend.

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jun

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:40 pm

海上闻樵 wrote:The works of master。I love it!
For your tree with a pot it


I can't read Chinese character....but I wanted to thank you my friend. The virtual you made is very very nice. the pot I got is the closest to your idea on pot that I can find. But as for the stand, I think we can reproduce something like that. It will complete the presentation.

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