Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  bontxai on Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:38 am

Really impressive work!

One question, the dark and grainy border of the jiitas, is man made? Or It's the natural bark side of the trunk?
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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  John Brocklehurst on Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:00 am

Hi Bontxai,
Thank you very much.

The edges of the ji ita boards are hand made.

I have just taken a look at the tables and stands on your website, you are turning out lovely work, congratulations.

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John

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  bontxai on Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:40 am

Very nice and natural work on the edges, then.
Congratulations.

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Swindon Winter Image exhibiton 2013

Post  John Brocklehurst on Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:35 am

I was at the Swindon winter image exhibition yesterday.
Here are a few picture of stands that I've made in use at the show.

Apologies for the poor quality/colour of some of the pic's the sodium lighting at the show is a pig.


John Armitage's chojubai on a cherry root stand






John Armitage's awesome itoigawa juniper on a mahogany root stand




John Armitage's ligustrum ? on a burr elm ji ita






My chojubai on an American black walnut root stand






Kath & Malcolm Hughe's bronze dragon on a mahogany root stand




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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  dick benbow on Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:54 pm

love seeing the chojubai on those beautiful stands.....

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  John Brocklehurst on Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:20 pm

Hi Dick, nice to hear from you.

I thought the chojubai would get your attention

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  DreadyKGB on Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:32 pm

John,
Your work is exceptional and after looking over them again and again I have been inspired to try my hand at making jiita.

Thanks,
Todd

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  John Brocklehurst on Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:56 pm

Hi Todd,
Thank you very much.

I'm happy to hear you're trying your hand at the wood....be careful, it's addictive....ask Sam Lee Very Happy
I've just looked at your post, nice work my friend, I'll post my thoughts on your thread.

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John

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  kauaibonsai on Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:55 am

hi john

the best in the west, in my book ! congratulations

best wishes, sam

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  John Brocklehurst on Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:46 am

Hi Sam,
It's good to hear from you my friend, thank you for your very kind comments.

Did you manage to fix tops to the tall root stands you were working on ?

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John

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  John Brocklehurst on Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:50 pm

Here are a few of my stands in use at the Shohin UK event at Failand, Bristol today.

I displayed this chojubai, the stand is a maple ji ita I made for the display






Moss accent on walnut ji ita





Chinese Quince on English Oak root stand





Burr Elm root stand





Spindle on maple ji ita board










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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  DreadyKGB on Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:25 am

John,
These look fantastic. They are my inspiration. I really like the 3rd one very interesting.

Todd

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  kauaibonsai on Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:34 am

john, you've aced it again. beautiful work. work on the tall stands has taken a backseat to building larger thinner slabs, at least for the time being. the tall ones need tops, sanding and finish so completion is not that far off. meanwhile, the slab project has kinda captured my interest. the two shown below with 2 coats of lacquer will end up with 6 - 8 coats top and bottom. actually the view shown here are of the bottoms, which could also be a top, as well. these are .50 inch thick. the next batch will be about .25 inches thick.

best wishes, my friend

sam

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  John Brocklehurst on Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:56 pm

H Todd & Sam, thank you for your comments.
Sam the slabs are looking good, very nice work.

Todd, if you mean the little ji ita under the moss accent it was a very thin off cut that I had hanging around, I cut it to shape and carved grooves around the edges then sanded down further to try to give a driftwood look to the piece. Black stain and boot polish.

Take care
John

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  dick benbow on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:36 pm

always appreciate your sharing. beautiful work, thank-you! Smile

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  stonener on Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:00 am

Real Beauty's there John!,
your a talented craftsman.
good work, excellent results. Basketball
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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  John Brocklehurst on Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:04 pm

Hi Dick and Stonener,
Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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John

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