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Post  Mike Jones on Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:42 pm

I've often wondered where enthusiasts obtain these beautiful polished flat slices with bark around the edge? And don't anyone say a tree ... please. Smile

I have seen quite a few at exhibitions and in images but have never pursued them. I must admit they do look very nice indeed. I have no idea on where or how to obtain. I do not have a bandsaw, but can french polish to a mirror finish with the right wood.

Clearly I fully realise they are not weather resistant and will shrink, crack etc in rain and sun. No, this is purely for when I am exhibiting trees.

Any help, advice thoughts would be very much appreciated.

I'm UK.

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Mike

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Post  JimLewis on Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:54 pm

You usually will find a few on sale at shows and conventions. Google burl slabs and see what comes up.

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Post  Mike Jones on Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:56 pm

Thank you Jim, I'll try Google then.

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jittas

Post  Bob Bailey on Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:13 pm


Hi Mike
I think what you are looking for is japanese "jittas" very thin and highly polished and top quality. The only place I know that sell them in the UK is Dai-Ichi Bonsai in Newbury (01635 200667) it,s where I got the ones I use in my displays.
Hope this helps
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Post  Mike Jones on Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:25 pm

Bless you Bob, thank s a lot ThumbsUp

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Post  Dave Martin on Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:51 pm

Another source is Willem Verlaandren in Holland who was at the Best of British in 2009, I dont know if he will be there this time, perhaps Malcolm or Kath Hughes could provide the answer.
His site is http://samurai.nl/

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Post  Mike Jones on Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:58 pm

Thanks Dave. Maybe he will be there this year.

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Post  fiona on Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:45 pm

I got most of mine from Peter at Willowbog - a variety of thicknesses and I don't have any of the very fine ones you see.

They are objects of beauty in themselves, especially the very fine ones. Very tactile.
I need to get out more often don't I?

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Post  Kev Bailey on Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:10 pm

I admired many at the Green Club in Tokyo but could not afford them. They are often finished with very intricate and attractive naturalistic carving, rather than bark, around the edges.

And no Fiona, your penchant is shared by many!

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Post  fiona on Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:15 pm

Kev Bailey wrote: And no Fiona, your penchant is shared by many!
Not all of 'em I hope. Wink

Those are quite lovely items on that stand. Must remember to renew Lottery ticket before Saturday.

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