Working the deadwood on a BIG yew

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Working the deadwood on a BIG yew

Post  Tony on Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:01 pm

I started to the work on the top of the BIG Yew that I collected a couple of years ago with the Welsh boys and Lee. A lot of the deadwood was rotten and needed clearing out... also a few branches did not make it through the establishment period and so they needed to have the bark removed and the wood worked to ensure that the 'new' Old wood matched the 'old' old wood... does that make sense? Rolling Eyes









Here is the tree when it was first collected with the help of Andrew and Paul




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Re: Working the deadwood on a BIG yew

Post  Rob Kempinski on Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:55 pm

Wow that is a hunk of wood.

Are you going to use the soda blasting technique on it?

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Re: Working the deadwood on a BIG yew

Post  Tony on Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:50 pm

Rob Kempinski wrote:Are you going to use the soda blasting technique on it?

Hi Rob...I will be blasting some parts of the tree, If I can find another Soda blasting company (the other does not trade any more) I will use that.

The Tree is LARGE and will not fit in a cabinet so it must be blasted outside.

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Post  littleart-fx on Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:21 am

Hi MR. Tickle

I'll tickle you find a blast set like this in the uk.

http://www.tools.vocor.nl/index.php?item=mobiele-straalketel-met-afzuiging&action=article&group_id=24&aid=41&lang=NL

you wil need a compressor with big inhale and exaust!!! bounce

But...once you have this big blower....there are a lot more tools for exposure,....good thing

On trees and wood to blast sand....use glass pearl...

nice pice of dead wood...i'd presume its alive somewhere...hahaha Arrow

grtzz from Holland where mind is set on Sabina....


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Post  NeilDellinger on Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:34 am

Any chance we can see some of the parts that are alive? Very Happy

...or are you planning on keeping us all in suspense?

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Post  Guest on Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:34 am

Looks beautiful Mr T.

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Post  Pavel Slovák on Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:16 am

Hi Tony
Deadwood is very nice and dramatic. ThumbsUp
I look forward to seeing again. Very Happy
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Post  Tony on Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:29 am

NeilDellinger wrote:Any chance we can see some of the parts that are alive? Very Happy

...or are you planning on keeping us all in suspense?

"Keep them Hungry"

But you could always take a look at the photo with Andrew and Paul in... that's the tree Cool

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Yewwwww!

Post  David Carvalho on Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:53 am

Hello Tony,

Amazing yew and amazing deadwood work. Congrats.

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Post  ferdy-san on Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:55 pm

Hello Tony,
it is a great piece of material, but by the pictures it confuses me a bit, with out trying to be a pain, could you post other pictures? Embarassed
and i just heard great news, you will be visiting our country at the end of October for a demo at the Portuguese Bonsai Federation, can't wait for it, thanks for accepting, and i hope you enjoy seafood, because the town were it all will happen is seafood paradise, regards...

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Re: Working the deadwood on a BIG yew

Post  Tony on Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:14 am

A sneak preview of part of a video I have about when the tree was collected... this should help you understand the scale of the tree. The top of the tree is hidden in the foliage... and most of it was rotten, clearing out the tree exposed the trunk and the recent process was to develop the deadwood.

The Video is also available in HD


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Post  ShohinDude on Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:05 am

What a beast! Shocked
Two rootballs so far apart?
Can you please show us how you potted this one?
Did you put it in one huge pot, two separate pots or even sacrifice one of the root balls?

We only have yews in gardens here and they do not look anything like that.

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two bonsai

Post  Tony on Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:42 am

Shohindude... the tree is in two pots.. when the tree is VERY full with new growth the tree will be split to make TWO Bonsai each with their own character. I have discussed this with a few bonsai artists who have seen the tree and all are in agreement. This will NOT be for at least two more years, getting the very best out of great material such as this yew takes time... so... watch this space Rolling Eyes

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Post  ShohinDude on Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:05 pm

Oh...I actually though of that option too, but I had an impression that you are planning on keeping it as one tree.
Really cool project!

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Post  Russell Coker on Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:35 pm

I don't see what other option you'd have but to seperate them. How could it be potted otherwise? Can't wait to see the twins after surgery.


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Post  Guest on Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:43 pm

Absolutely stunning Mr T. Now thats what I call a convincing and clever marriage of old and new deadwood. The Welsh guys looked a bit spooked. Was this the first time they'd seen a camera? Very Happy

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Post  Tony on Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:46 pm

Russell Coker wrote:I don't see what other option you'd have but to seperate them. How could it be potted otherwise? Can't wait to see the twins after surgery.

Not exactly 'twins' as there will be a fat one (after me) and a thin one (after Carolyn) #proudparents

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Post  Bob Brunt on Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:01 pm

Great stuff Tony..
I know you have been waiting to work on this monster for a while now.Amazing deadwood.
Hope you have enough jin fluid and wire brushes !

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Post  dorothy7774 on Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:05 pm

Cool tree, Tony. And very nice work on the deadwood! Your helpers seem a bit shy, ya know, in fear of the master.. Laughing

-dorothy

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Post  paul.spearman on Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:41 pm

dorothy7774 wrote:Cool tree, Tony. And very nice work on the deadwood! Your helpers seem a bit shy, ya know, in fear of the master.. Laughing

-dorothy
The Welsh guys look tired after assisting the Master collect the big yew and walking and carrying
tools and trees for three hours blindfolded.You didn,t think Tony would show us is collecting
site
Paul Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post  paul.spearman on Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:51 pm

paul.spearman wrote:
dorothy7774 wrote:Cool tree, Tony. And very nice work on the deadwood! Your helpers seem a bit shy, ya know, in fear of the master.. Laughing

-dorothy
The Welsh guys look tired after assisting the Master collect the big yew and walking and carrying
tools and trees for three hours blindfolded.You didn,t think Tony would show us is collecting
site
Paul Laughing Laughing Laughing

forgot to add Andrew had a G.P.S down is inside pocket sorry Tony
Paul Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post  Tony on Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:03 pm

Bob Brunt wrote:Hope you have enough jin fluid
I need a trade supplier for Jin Fluid for the amount deadwood I am 'cultivating'

Paul... can you believe its over two years since we collected the monster!

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Post  ferdy-san on Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:02 pm

Ah!!!! Now i understand....f... amazing yamadori (meanning fantastic , naturally), hope when you come over here there will be good material to your standards to work on....

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Post  Karl Thier on Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:20 pm

Hi Tony, I envy you for this Yamadori Taxus, such a thing does not exist in Austria. Sad

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Post  paul.spearman on Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:49 am

tony wrote:
Bob Brunt wrote:Hope you have enough jin fluid
I need a trade supplier for Jin Fluid for the amount deadwood I am 'cultivating'

Paul... can you believe its over two years since we collected the monster!

no 18 months on the picture i have got the plaster on from my broken wrist April 2010 collected may 2010 good to see the tree doing well good luck with the spliting and styling
Paul

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