Our new Shohin root stand (netaku)

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Our new Shohin root stand (netaku)

Post  Mark Cooper on Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:42 pm

Here are a couple of quick snap shots of our latest Shohin stand....a lovely netaku.

It was made for me and Ritta by our talented bonsai friend (and IBCer) John Brocklehurst.

It measures about 18cm wide x 13cm x 2cm tall and carved from a piece of of mahogany.




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Post  Bob Bailey on Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:58 pm

Hi Mark
Very nice,it looks even better than the two John had at Willobog this year,can,t wait to see it.
Bob

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Re: Our new Shohin root stand (netaku)

Post  Mark Cooper on Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:03 pm

Hi Bob,

Thanks. I think it is John's best one so far too. He's very talented I think at making these.

PS I believe that he has made Mame sized netaku too !? Wink

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Post  Russell Coker on Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:18 pm

Lucky you!! That's really nice.

R

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Post  Bob Bailey on Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:16 pm



Mmmmm!

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Some tiddlers for Bob

Post  John Brocklehurst on Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:11 pm

Bob I was telling Mark earlier that I'd made some smaller bits a couple of years ago.

I've just taken them out of storage and taken a few pics for your perusal, these were early days and not enough time was spent on refinement but they whet my appetite

The woods used are Hawthorn & Ash, both trees are growing in / taking over my garden....I keep hinting to my missus but she's still using the "I don't like heights" excuse for not felling the tops of the bloody things.

I managed to retain some original bark on all 3 stands, (not sure if that's frowned upon) which I thought added character, I also carved into the edges to imitate bark texture, the colours a little Caramac, but everyones allowed a faux pas Shocked


Ash ne-taku: 100mm long, 65mm wide, 12mm high








Ash ji-ita: 85mm long, 60mm wide, 8mm high






I love this little baby, the swellings at the bottom are where whorls of twigs had grown as is Hawthorns habit
Hawthorn ne-taku:50mm top diameter, 65mm bottom diameter, 45mm high









Hope you enjoy them

Cheers

John


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Post  Bob Bailey on Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:40 pm

Hi John

You are a very talented man,thankyou for the photographs of the Mame Netaku,I have been drooling over the Hawthorn one in the last three pics. Will you be at Crawley? perhaps we can have a chat.
Thanks again for the pics
Bob

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Post  dick benbow on Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:23 am

lovely! just out of curiosity, how long does it take to carve one out, Like Mark's?

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Post  John Brocklehurst on Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:15 am

Mark, many thanks for putting the pics on the site, (and for your kind words of encouragement), I'm glad that you're pleased with the stand.

Thanks Bob, yes we're hoping to get to the show, I'll keep an eye out for you and we can have a chat......none of that horrible red soup again though !

Thanks Dick, this size stand takes around 7 hours to carve, refine and sand. Then you've got the finishing which is around 5 to 6 coats of stain after sanding, about 10 minutes per coat.
Fiona has recently press ganged me into doing an article for the upcoming British Shohin Association magazine,(on the processes involved making the stands), perhaps if you ply her with Whisky, (or join the BSA), she may post you a copy.

Cheers

John

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Post  Mark Cooper on Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:21 am

John, I took the table with a shohin to the BBS monthly meeting last night just to show my pals your work. Folks were very impressed, including Dan !

I'm sorry that my photos of your netaku didn't do your work justice, as all those that have seen it in the flesh vs the photos I posted have all said how much better it looks and how impressed they were.
Keep up the good work.

I sense that some Mame size stands may be your next project Wink

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Post  dick benbow on Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:27 pm

John, I'm in the process of adding my name to the overseas members of the BSA. I'm glad you were talked into sharing your expertise in an article. We'll all be looking forward to learning how and most likely for many of us "non-handy" types, you may have some more long hours sharing your treasure with others Very Happy

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Post  John Brocklehurst on Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:12 pm

Glad to hear you're joining us Dick, the more the merrier.
If you have any queries after reading the article drop me a PM, there are plenty of pictures to follow and all the tools used are also used for bonsai.

Cheers

John

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Post  fiona on Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:21 pm

Ah but John, he can't join yet - he hasn't sent that whisky you promised in your previous post. Wink

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Post  Tom on Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:29 am

John Brocklehurst wrote:
Fiona has recently press ganged me into doing an article for the upcoming British Shohin Association magazine,(on the processes involved making the stands),

Sorry to dredge this up from the archives, but I wondered if this article was ever published and if there was any way of obtaining a copy? Fiona?

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

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Post  dick benbow on Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:17 pm

Hey John,
Autumn 2011 is when the article of yours appeared in the BSA news etter

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