Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  john pitt on Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:06 am

Wales is a couple of weeks away yet,
and yes, have to watch my step with those,
no, CBI check came back clean.... Laughing

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Just back from the BSA show at Willowbog

Post  John Brocklehurst on Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:40 pm

I've just finished tweaking my pictures taken at the BSA show this weekend.

The quality of the trees and displays was fantastic and a credit to the the organisers and everyone that took the time and effort to travel and put together such a great show.

Here are a few of my stands in use:

Fiona's gorgeous Winter flowering Jasmine on a ne taku



John Armitages composition, (my favourite from the show), perched on a delicate Doug Mudd cascade stand sat on a Sycamore ji ita board



Peter Warrens aged White Pine in an antique chinese pot, pure class, the bark texture was incredible.



John Armitages Azalea on an oak ne taku



Grahams Korean Hornbeam, sorry for cutting off the tree but the mahogany root stand didn't show up particularly well on the full shot



My Hinoki (recently purchased from one of the chaps at our club) on a burr oak ji ita board.



My Potentilla on the elm root stand shown in my last post



I'll post some pictures of the lovely accent plantings etc used at the show tomorrow.

Cheers

John


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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  bonsai monkey on Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:11 am

Your stands were a delight to behold at the weekend "Other Trev" and I'm so glad that I managed to win your kindly donated stand.
All I need now is a tree of high enough standard to grace it.

Keep up the good work buddy,
Regards,
Simon

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  John Brocklehurst on Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:02 pm

Thanks very much Si, glad to hear your pots sold well.
Have you tried your award winning lonicera on the root stand ? would be nice to see a picture of them together.

Cheers

John

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  kauaibonsai on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:15 am

wonderful john. something to be proud of.

best wishes, sam

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The latest addition to the collection

Post  John Brocklehurst on Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:04 am

Not another one I hear you saying.

I've just killed my dremmel and have ordered a new one, so I've found time to add a picture of my latest stand....and a visitor to my garden.

This is the before shot, a bottom rail from an old door frame



The finished stand is approximately 150mm diameter x 42mm high



It takes around 8 hours in total from start to finish to make one of these.





This was taken around 7.00am this morning, I took 4 shots in total with the flash and he/she never flinched....appearing to pose for this one Smile

Luckily Rocky the one eyed Robin wasn't around or it could have ended in tears !



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John

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  kauaibonsai on Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:54 pm

WOW !!!

best wishes, sam

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4 new root stands (ne taku)

Post  John Brocklehurst on Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:29 pm

My new dremmel arrived last week which gave me chance to finish off 4 new stands that I'd been working on.




Top stand is English oak, 245mm x 215mm x 25mm
Bottom stand is mahogany, 190mm x 185mm x 20mm



Top stand is mahogany, 215mm x 195mm x 20mm
Bottom stand is American black walnut, 185mm x 160mm x 20mm





A few more coats of wax and they will be finished.

Regards
John

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  kauaibonsai on Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:01 am

super, john!!

best wishes, sam

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  Chris Cochrane on Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:52 pm

Hi John. Hi Sam. ... Seeing one skilled & diligent carver (John) inspiring another (Sam) to the benefit of our world community-- GREAT POSTS FROM SINCERE CRAFTSMEN!

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  kauaibonsai on Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:46 pm

thanks chris, for the kind words. thanks john for the help and inspiration. sharing some works in progress. trial runs with tall root stands.

best wishes, sam


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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  John Brocklehurst on Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:18 pm

Chris & Sam thanks very much for your encouraging words, they are very much appreciated.

Sam, these taller stands are looking good, I'm itching to have a go.
Keep us updated on your progress.

Regards
John

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  dick benbow on Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:57 pm

thank-you john, for the pics of the various stands complete with bonsai displayed

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"It's getting higher baby"

Post  John Brocklehurst on Mon May 07, 2012 12:40 pm

To quote Grandmaster Flash, my latest stand is "getting higher baby" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ChjLMbXVrU 1983, flippin eck I was 19 years old, I used to hair on the top of my head then instead of in my ears.

I've just finished carving a root stand (ne taku) that's slightly taller than my recent efforts.
This one is from a piece of Wych elm, quite a dense wood and it took some carving.

Anyhoo enough of my babbling here are some pictures prior to staining.










The "roots" are a touch thicker than I would have liked but the wood had some shakes in it so I erred on the side of caution and left them a bit thicker........and my fingers were throbbing from the carving.

Size is 120-125mm diameter on the top and height is 80mm.

I'll post more pictures after staining.

Regards
John





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Homemade jittas for displaying my Shohin

Post  Bob Bailey on Mon May 07, 2012 1:41 pm

Hi John, looking good.
Will you be at the MBNA Show later this month?
Bob

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  John Brocklehurst on Mon May 07, 2012 6:17 pm

Hi Bob, thanks very much.

Yes bud, I'll be driving down with Mr Pitt, we'll be putting on a display and bringing a few goodies along to sell.

See you and the gang soon.

John

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Goodies for Bonsai exhibition in Orscholz, Germany.

Post  John Brocklehurst on Wed May 16, 2012 11:21 pm

Here are a few pictures of stands that Mr Pitt the potter will be taking along to Orscholz in Germany to sell alongside his awesome bonsai pots.

Selection of root stands ( ne taku) and ji ita board



Iroko root stand



Wych elm root stand



Wych elm root stand



Iroko root stand





Mahogany root stand



English oak root stand



I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of the trees that will be displayed at the show.

Cheers
John


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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  kauaibonsai on Thu May 17, 2012 6:14 am

this is the GOLD standard for stands.

best wishes, sam

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  david g on Mon May 21, 2012 10:00 pm

ole ole y ole amigoooo cheers

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  John Brocklehurst on Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:22 am

Sam & David, thanks for your comments, my apologies for the delayed response I've been up to the neck in it at work so the trees, stands & IBC have taken a back seat for a while.

Here are some picture of a root stand I've just finished, (and will be posting today) that was commissioned at the recent Magical Bonsai Accents show.
It's hopefully going to be used to display the antique bronze dragon shown in the last 2 picture...I hope the clients like it.











The brief was to keep the stand as light as possible so as not to "lose" the dragon when it's seated on top.
Hopefully if the stand is ok I'll be able to post some pictures of the 2 pieces together....fingers crossed.

Cheers

John

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  kauaibonsai on Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:46 pm

aaaaaaaaah ! wonderful. I like the shape

best wishes, sam

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Pictures of new stand in use

Post  John Brocklehurst on Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:54 pm

I recently posted a stand off to Spain for Ramon.
He was kind enough today to send me a couple of pictures of the stand in use, I believe this is a trial run for an exhibition this coming Friday.

Lovely 3 point display of Japanese Quince and Korean Hornbeam



Close up of Korean Hornbeam on an English Oak root stand (ne taku)



Picture of the top of the root stand showing the lovely grain pattern of oak with knots.



Regards

John


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Home made Jiitas for displaying my Shohin trees

Post  Bob Bailey on Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:43 pm

Hi John

As usual a brilliant piece of craftsmanship, a beautiful ne taku.

A nice traditional 3 point display with quality Shohin,love the pot the Chojubai is in, a little unsure about the direction of the Hornbeam though.

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Re: Home made Jiitas for displaying my shohin trees

Post  kauaibonsai on Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:35 pm

beautiful work, john.

best wishes, sam

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Some of my stands in use at the Noelanders Trophy 2013

Post  John Brocklehurst on Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:02 pm

Some pictures of my stands in use at the recent Noelanders Trophy exhibition

Cho jubai on rock displayed on Burr Elm root stand



Overview showing burr detail



Mark & Ritta Cooper's Pyracantha sits on a Mahogany root stand



Accent on Oak ji ita



Sycamore "fake burr" ji ita made specially for the Ibigawa rock accent


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