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my cascade stand

Post  Russell Coker on Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:11 pm

Hey y’all.

I wanted to post some pics of my cascade stand - now that there’s a place to do it!

Anyway, I saw a stand at the 1987 Kokufu-ten that I really liked. A couple of years later I met a guy from south Georgia through Florida bonsai friends. He was making really nice display stands and I was impressed that he “got” the proportions and details right. If you’ve ever tried to have a stand made by someone who doesn’t “get” it, you know what I mean!

I sent him pictures from the show album along with the over-all dimensions I wanted, and I think he did a really nice job. It’s 10 inches square (top) and 24 inches tall, made of local black walnut.











Thanks!

R

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Re: my cascade stand

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:48 pm

Very nice, think I would put the mortise of the stringers in the back and I would had left off the fancy feet.

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Re: my cascade stand

Post  Russell Coker on Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:26 pm

Fancy feet???? Fancy?

Actually, the turned out and up feet provide a nice counterbalance to the weight of the top. But to each his own, I guess.

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Re: my cascade stand

Post  GaryWood on Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:07 pm

R, congrats! Good domestic stands are a rarity. It's always interesting to hear other peoples aesthetic preferences and visualize what tree would look appropriate for a stand. It's always amazes me how changing a few "lines" or thicker or thinner legs and stringers and top can totally change the presentation of tree\stand. Not to mention the pot Very Happy Would you post a shot of the tree you are going to use?
Wood

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Re: my cascade stand

Post  dick benbow on Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:25 am

agree with gary, if possible would love to see the tree you decided went with the stand actually on it and pictured. Smile

thanks for posting!

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Re: my cascade stand

Post  Russell Coker on Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:08 am

Thanks Gary and Dick.

I had this stand made in 1989, and the tree it was made for died 2 years ago. It was a satsuki I had dug from a garden in '83. I'm working on a pink apricot now, but it's a few years away. So for now the stand lives in the foyer with a plant on it.

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Re: my cascade stand

Post  sunip on Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:34 am

Hi Russel.
Not bad at all.
We are waiting for that apricot on it.

[quote="Billy M. Rhodes"]Very nice, think I would put the mortise of the stringers in the back.)
I wonder how it would look like.
Sunip;)

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Re: my cascade stand

Post  Guest on Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:56 pm

I really like this design Russ. Must have been a lot of wasted wood to create th step in and I like the simplicity of the joints of the stringers across the face of the legs. Looks well used as well.

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Re: my cascade stand

Post  Russell Coker on Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:30 am

Thanks y'all.

I think he did an amazing job too!

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Re: my cascade stand

Post  mike page on Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:23 pm

Excellent work! If I was to have a "next life", I would like to be a master woodworker.

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Re: my cascade stand

Post  Rob Kempinski on Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:13 pm

Interesting design - traditional with a modern spin.
Black walnut makes nice stands.
I'd like to have seen a compound miter at the top instead of butt joints as it would finish the line of the grain a bit better, but it has held up well.

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Re: my cascade stand

Post  Russell Coker on Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:00 pm

I know EXACTLY what you mean Rob. But he did such an amazing job on those really complicated legs that I didn't say a word!

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Re: my cascade stand

Post  littleart-fx on Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:56 pm

Hi!

i'd say

M.C Escher

cut n paste and google it!

Nice job,...put a complex tree on it i would say... Basketball
And as i am a woodworker....sanding isn't the funniest part of the job....do this well! (oops and wink)
Good joints though!!!

A finish in black would have shook my tows.....but hey ja..taste....

grtzz from holland where i did some plaster wood today..... pale ....finished it of with....teak... alien

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Re: my cascade stand

Post  Russell Coker on Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:17 am

sunip wrote:Hi Russel.
Not bad at all.
We are waiting for that apricot on it.

Here it is, story's in the Bonsai forum...



R

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Re: my cascade stand

Post  GaryWood on Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:55 am

Russell, excellent! all three elements work great together.
Wood

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Re: my cascade stand

Post  sunip on Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:45 pm

Thanks Russel,
Interesting tension between the proportions,
like for instance the pot and the upper part of the stand or the dimension of the tree and the stand.
Of course we are not looking at the bar, tape, stumps and wire but picturing already a nice flowering tree.
Sunip, Wink

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