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Post  Smithy on Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:50 pm

This is a little progression of a Hawthorn i have been working on.

This is the tree when i bought it in an auction.



Everything is cut back to create a small tree and so i can get in there to carve.



Great drawing done by Will



Next was to find where the live parts of the tree were


Then carving to follow Wills plan









I didn't want to carve any more until i could see where the roots were. After repot into a good size training pot I can now see where all the roots are . After growing season i can then finish off the carving of the middle and the big root to create the taper.




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Post  Orion on Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:04 am

Really cool project.

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Post  fiona on Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:30 am

Please keep updating this as it will be a front-runner for the Progressions forum.

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Post  R3mco on Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:59 am

Looks great, can't wait to see the next stage! Very Happy

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Post  Todd Ellis on Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:44 am

Nice tree Smithy! I look forward to seeing it in bloom and more refined!
Did you win the pot and tree pictured in your auction picture? Nice pot too!
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Post  Tony on Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:57 am

Great work so far Smithy, exactly what was needed on this piece of material. Over time I guess you will hollow out the tree even more! (bring on the rot!)

That Will B sure knows what he is doing bounce

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Post  Smithy on Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:14 am

Thanks for the comments .
I got it for £40 in the auction and i was the only one who bid on it ,strange i thought as it was such a good piece and the pot on its own was worth that.
I will hollow the rest out later in the year . I had just wanted to see if there were enough roots so i could cut the two big roots at the front and shorten the big one on the right. it's growing very strong after doing that so i will let it grow freely for the summer and then do the carving.

Yes Tony that Will is a genius and an inspiration. its just like paint by numbers when you have a drawing like that to follow.

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Post  my nellie on Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:00 am

Bravo, Smithy!
Very, very nice transformation!
Smithy wrote: ... ... I got it for £40 in the auction and i was the only one who bid on it ,strange i thought as it was such a good piece and the pot on its own was worth that.... ....
They needed to have the insight, which they didn't have obviously, I'd say.... And that was best to your advantage Very Happy

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Post  Rui Marques on Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:35 pm

Hi Smithy,

Keep updated this post. I've a haw in a similar condition and your project is an inspiration for me.
Very nice work.

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Rui

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Post  Smithy on Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:25 pm

Thanks Alexandra ans Rui. I will keep it updated for sure.

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Post  LELE on Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:34 am

It`s going to be really nice....Well done cheers

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Post  moyogijohn on Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:00 pm

SMITHY,,,I really like what you did with this tree !! it is going to be a very good bonsai.. keep it posted please..take care john

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Post  Guest on Tue May 01, 2012 12:44 am

Looking good Smithy ThumbsUp keep us posted.

regards,
jun Smile

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Post  Smithy on Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:40 pm

Heres an update . I have done a little bit more carving just to get the shape ,i will hollow the trunk out later and connect to the root on the right.


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Post  Steven on Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:58 pm

Great Progress, cant wait to see how it develops

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Post  abcd on Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:59 am

Great progress , but i think that the actual pot is to small the final form.
A lot of fertilizer, water and sun during 5 ou 6 years for creating primitive and second structures, then, a smaller pot for the refinement.

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Post  Smithy on Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:45 am

abcd wrote:Great progress , but i think that the actual pot is to small the final form.
A lot of fertilizer, water and sun during 5 ou 6 years for creating primitive and second structures, then, a smaller pot for the refinement.

Thats quite a big pot its in now for how many roots are in there. This isn't the final pot . I felt this one was big enough for growing on the next stage.

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Post  Rui Marques on Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:50 pm

Hi Smithy,

News from this hawthorn?

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Post  Smithy on Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:46 pm

This was it in Sept .


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Post  Pavel Slovák on Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:33 pm

Hi Smithy
Nice work and great development. Very Happy Congratulations.

Greetings Pavel

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Post  Smithy on Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:52 pm

Hi Pavel , thank you very much .

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Post  will baddeley on Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:08 am

Was great to see this little tree.....Oh and you Smile , at Burrs last weekend. Such a great job you have done with this material that others dismissed at their cost. Few years to go yet but the kind of foundation work needed to create good bonsai.

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Post  paul.spearman on Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:37 am

Looking good Smithy already showing age in your carving one to watch and Will do you ever sleep
you styled my elm raft at BURRS after midnight
reg Paul

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Post  will baddeley on Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:40 am

paul.spearman wrote:Looking good Smithy already showing age in your carving one to watch and Will do you ever sleep
you styled my elm raft at BURRS after midnight
reg Paul

Twas about 4 in the morning you light weight Smile

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Post  paul.spearman on Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:02 am

I see were mad dogs and English men came from affraid

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