Good Bonsai Jin/Shari Carving Book?

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Good Bonsai Jin/Shari Carving Book?

Post  Poink88 on Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:57 am

Anyone know of a good bonsai (Jin/Shari) carving book they can recommend?

Thank you.

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Re: Good Bonsai Jin/Shari Carving Book?

Post  JimLewis on Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:38 pm

Nope, but if you know someone with a good library of old Bonsai Today magazines, you should find help there.

And this may help:

http://www.bonsai4me.com/AdvTech/ATCreating%20Deadwood.html

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Re: Good Bonsai Jin/Shari Carving Book?

Post  Tony on Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:25 pm

Without doubt the best Shari creating book available in the known universe is available here: http://www.sidiao.com/index_e.htm

The author, Cheng Cheng-Kung, completes this masterpiece with more than 900 beautiful photos, comprehensively records his 10-year creation history.

Contains the following:


Bonsai Shari Sidiao (Vol 1: Manual Sidiao)
Preface
Introduction
1. Embrace Nature: The Journey to Inspect the Ecology of Junipers sqyanata Lamb.var.in Jade
Mountain
1.1 Observing the Shari and Determining the Factors of its Formation on Snow Mountain
1.2 Environment Affects the Formation of Shari
1.3 The Process of Shari’s Decay
2. Analysis of the Main Factors of the Formation of Shari on Each Part of Tree
2.1 The Formation of Root Shari
2.2 The Formation of Solid Trunk Shari
2.3 The Formation of Hollow Trunk Shari
2.4 The Formation of Multiple Trunk Shari
2.5 The Formation of Sacrifice Trunk Shari
2.6 The Formation of Solid Knot Shari
2.7 The Formation of Hollow Knot Shari
2.8 The Formation of Limb Shari
2.9 The Formation of Branch End Shari
2.10 The Formation of Twig Shari
2.11 The Natural Foliage Distribution of Junipers
2.12 The Decay Process of Shari of Artificially Planted Juniperus chinensis
3. Aesthetics of Lines
3.1 Visual Effects of Lines
3.2 The 3D Concepts of Bonsai
3.3 The Concepts of Balance of Bonsai Art
3.4 The Concepts of Carving a Three-dimensional Style with the Shari Si-Diao Process
4. The Introduction and Safety Rules of the Unique Manual Si-Diao Tools
5. Si-Diao Techniques of Juniper Carving
5.1 Analysis of Materials and Work Process
5.2 Hollow Sacrifice Trunk Shari
5.3 Hollow Knot Shari
5.4 Palace-Three Dimensions of Diverse Layers and Chinese Ancient Buildings
" 5.5 Changing to a Better Species, and Arranging the Style into Big Bends"
5.6 Hollow Trunk Shari
5.7 Knot Shari with Sparse Hollows and Forked Branches
5.8 Hollow Limb Shari
5.9 Hollow Knot Shari on Large Sacrifice Trunk
5.10 Solid Flattened Trunk Shari
5.11 Solid Sacrifice Trunk Shari
5.12 Core Shari in Hollow Knot
5.13 Solid Knot Shari
5.14 Si-Diao of the Hollow Knot Shari with Small Forked Branch
5.15 Cheap Material for Si-Diao DIY
5.16 Cheap Material for Si-Diao DIY
5.17 The Beauty of Bonsai Landscape
5.18 Discovering the Potential Beauty
5.19 Turning the Angle and the Philosophy of Making Compromise
5.20 Challenge of the Creation on Dull Straight Trunk
5.21 Transforming Mediocrity into Brilliance
5.22 Grafting the Leaves to the Juniperus chinensis from North-east Japan
5.23 Air Layering
5.24 Si-Diao of Juniperus formosana
5.25 The Creative DIY Carving
5.26 Work Selection
5.27 Bonsai Landscape-the Beauty of Chamaecyparis formosensis
6. Embrace Nature: Understanding the Ecology of Pine
6.1 Strange Pines in the Yellow Mountains
6.2 The Pine of Six Dynasties in Tai Mountain
7. Si-Diao Techniques: Pine
7.1 Si-Diao of Pine
7.2 Alteration of Pinus densiflora
7.3 Alteration of the Thick-Trunk Pinus parviflora

Bonsai Shari Sidiao: (Vol 2: Mechanical Sidiao)
Preface
Introduction
1. Safety Rules of Mechanical Si-Diao
1.1 Functions of the Chain Saw
1.2 Functions of Air the Cutting Wheel (Mighty Sword)
1.3 Functions of the Electric Drill
2. Mechanical Si-Diao Techniques: Pemphis acidula
2.1 Embracing nature: The Journey to Inspect the Ecology of Pemphis acidula
2.2 Mechanical Si-Diao of Pemphis acidula Bonsai
2.3 Creation of Pemphis acidula Bonsai
2.4 The Unique Replanting Method of Pemphis acidula
2.5 Pemphis acidula Bonsai Creation-Enjoyment of Making a Choice
3. Techniques of Mechanical Si-Diao on Premna serratifolia
3.1 Mechanical Si-Diao of Premna serratifolia
3.2 The Branch Cultivation of Premna serratifolia
4. Creation of Ficus Microcarpa
4.1 Embrace Nature: The Journey to Inspect the Ecology of Ficus microcarpa
4.2 Improvement of the Too-thin Trunk Top of Ficus microcarpa
4.3 Improvement of Unpleasing Frog Leg-like Branches
4.4 Cleft Grafting with Bag Covering of Ficus microcarpa Bonsai
4.5 Tips for Replanting Ficus microcarpa Bonsai
4.6 Post Cultivation of Unfinished Ficus microcarpa Bonsai
4.7 Continuous Management of Completed Ficus microcarpa Bonsai
5. Designing Miscellaneous Tree Bonsai
5.1 Embrace nature: The Journey to Inspect the Ecology of Deciduous Miscellaneous Trees
5.2 Tips for Cultivating the Branches of Celtis sinensis in Big Pots
5.3 Miscellaneous Tree Bonsai Making a Fast Wound Recovery
5.4 Tips for Creating an Extraordinary Elaeagnus pungens Bonsai with Aged Trunk
5.5 The Style Arrangement of Pistacia chinensis Bunge Bonsai
5.6 Process of More than Twenty Years of Ulmus pumila Bonsai Creation
5.7 Alteration of Buxus microphylla
5.8 Alteration of Maba buxifolia
5.9 Alteration of Hibiscus tiliaceus
5.10 A Thoroughly Remolded Style-the Rebirth of a Broken Urn
6. Work Selection
6.1 Punica granatum
6.2 Rhododendron in Yangming Mountain, Taiwan
6.3 Ficus microcarpa in Jinmen
6.4 Pemphis acidula
6.5 Pemphis acidula
6.6 Rhododendron in YangMing Mountain, Taiwan
6.7 Pemphis acidula
6.8 Pemphis acidula
7. The Proper Replanting Time and Guidance for Common Species of Bonsai Tree
7.1 The Crucial Time of Replanting Miscellaneous Broadleaf Trees
7.2 Guidance for Relanting Aftercare
7.3 Choosing the Soil: Analysis of Soil Composition,and the Difference Between Mountain Sand and River Sand
7.4 Two Methods of Grafting (with or without cover bag)
7.5 The Proper Time for Replanting and Grafting guidance for Each Species of Tree

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Re: Good Bonsai Jin/Shari Carving Book?

Post  jrodriguez on Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:44 pm

If you wish to buy the Bonsai Shari Sidiao book or any other of the products featured in the site, you can contact me at jlrmacias@yahoo.com . I will happily assist you.

Kind regards,

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Re: Good Bonsai Jin/Shari Carving Book?

Post  Tona on Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:12 pm

Check out Graham Potters you tube videos

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Re: Good Bonsai Jin/Shari Carving Book?

Post  Hans Vleugels on Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:25 pm

François Jeker has written a nice book about deadwood on bonsai. Title is: "Les bois morts de nos bonsaï , Technique de création et d'entretien". I heard he planned to release it in english language too, but I am not sure when...


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Re: Good Bonsai Jin/Shari Carving Book?

Post  Poink88 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:01 pm

tony wrote:Without doubt the best Shari creating book available in the known universe is available here: http://www.sidiao.com/index_e.htm
Tony,

After fiddling around, trying to find and buying "cheaper" alternatives that all ended in disappointment Sad , I finally broke down and ordered this book (English version) yesterday. Can't wait to get it.

Thanks! cheers

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Re: Good Bonsai Jin/Shari Carving Book?

Post  Tony on Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:46 am

Poink88 wrote:
tony wrote:Without doubt the best Shari creating book available in the known universe is available here: http://www.sidiao.com/index_e.htm
Tony,

After fiddling around, trying to find and buying "cheaper" alternatives that all ended in disappointment Sad , I finally broke down and ordered this book (English version) yesterday. Can't wait to get it.

Thanks! cheers

Dario... you will not be disappointed. bounce

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Re: Good Bonsai Jin/Shari Carving Book?

Post  Fore on Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:38 pm

Looks to be a great couple of books, and the tools are awesome too! Let us know what you think of the book Dario!

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Re: Good Bonsai Jin/Shari Carving Book?

Post  Poink88 on Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:23 pm

Tony, With an endorsement like that coming from you...I know I won't be disappointed. Smile I just wish I followed your advise sooner. Very Happy

Fore wrote:Looks to be a great couple of books, and the tools are awesome too! Let us know what you think of the book Dario!
I will...just not sure how fast since it looks packed with info. and just read Tony's post about it..."Without doubt the best Shari creating book available in the known universe..." Wink

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Re: Good Bonsai Jin/Shari Carving Book?

Post  Poink88 on Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:49 pm

Fore,

I got a well/securely packed parcel delivered today containing the 2 books and a CD. I skimmed through the books super fast but I can already tell it is money well spent (unlike some of my other book purchases). Book 1 as far as I can tell is all about conifers (pines and junipers) and book 2 is about broad leaf. Can't wait for the evening so I can read through it but as I initially mentioned...for a detailed review, it might take me months.

Between these books, my dozen Bonsai Focus back issues, and Best of Europe #3...I have a very good night reading line up Very Happy thumbs up

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Re: Good Bonsai Jin/Shari Carving Book?

Post  Jkd2572 on Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:03 am

Dario get the books they are unbelievable. There are two giant books full of Shari. I have over 35 bonsai books. These two on on the top of the pile.

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Re: Good Bonsai Jin/Shari Carving Book?

Post  Fore on Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:31 am

They sound really nice Dario. Thanks! I'll be interested after you've had a chance to read, and then try some of the methods out, and see if you need those small picking tools he carries. But the books definitely are on my 'wanted list' now.

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Re: Good Bonsai Jin/Shari Carving Book?

Post  Poink88 on Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:48 am

Fore, I really like it especially now that I've seen more. Re: the tools, I have several wood carving tool sets that I can re-purpose...a few are almost the same profile as the spoon burin...I just need to un-earth them from my garage Very Happy. I don't have any of the hook burin but I think I can live w/o it for now. I also have arbortech mini grinder that resembles his power carver.

Jkd2572, I think you missed that I already bought & got the books. Wink

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Re: Good Bonsai Jin/Shari Carving Book?

Post  Jkd2572 on Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:23 am

Sorry jumped to far down the thread

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Re: Good Bonsai Jin/Shari Carving Book?

Post  Tony on Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:09 am

Poink88 wrote:Between these books, my dozen Bonsai Focus back issues, and Best of Europe #3...I have a very good night reading line up Very Happy thumbs up

Was I correct?

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Re: Good Bonsai Jin/Shari Carving Book?

Post  Poink88 on Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:58 am

tony wrote:Was I correct?
Yes sir!!! And I thank you very much!!! cheers

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