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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby Andrew_Davies » February 22nd, 2010, 7:48 pm

Any chance of a photo of the other two Leigh? May have to head down to Canberra soon...
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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby Grant Bowie » February 22nd, 2010, 7:50 pm

Leigh Taafe wrote::lol:

There are still 2 growing just nicely! :D


I must have missed those,

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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby Leigh Taafe » February 22nd, 2010, 7:54 pm

G'day Andrew - how are you?

I have a backlog of photo requests! I am still trying to photo some fat shohin scots pine stock! Picked up a new tripod today - should make things easier! The other 2 Jacks are bigger than Grant's - I will try and get a pic shortly.

Post a pic of that tree you got from me that your wife nearly killed you over!
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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby Bretts » February 22nd, 2010, 7:57 pm

Never got a pic of that Hornbeam either Leigh :|
It's too bad your in such a hurry cause the stories I could tell you, Bushels and baskets of stories, hole crates full of stories. But if you can spare a moment I will tell you one story.
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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby Andrew_Davies » February 22nd, 2010, 7:59 pm

She still talks about that. It currently has a frog living in the hollow, doesn't seem to be hurting it, and I get free pelletised fertiliser. As soon as I can I will get a photo for you.
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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby Leigh Taafe » February 22nd, 2010, 8:01 pm

Hi Brett - I think you might be 1 of a few waiting for me to send pics of stuff. Which hornbeam is it?

(Sorry to you, and all the others waiting! Just remind me!)
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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby Leigh Taafe » February 22nd, 2010, 8:02 pm

Hi Andrew - I had a frog living in a silver birch for ages, I loved seeing his little eyes popping out of the hollow! Frogs are great!
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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby Bretts » February 22nd, 2010, 8:40 pm

The big "finished" one. The one that you knew I would like :)
I think it was about $3000 about $1000 over my budjet but. Well just but :|
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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby Leigh Taafe » February 22nd, 2010, 8:49 pm

righto - will get onto it! sorry brett
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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby anttal63 » February 22nd, 2010, 8:57 pm

Bretts wrote:The big "finished" one. The one that you knew I would like :)
I think it was about $3000 about $1000 over my budjet but. Well just but :|


Now ya talkin son! :P
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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby Grant Bowie » March 8th, 2010, 4:33 pm

OK,

Now back to this Pine.

This is the original front when leigh bought the tree.

Original front but tilted back slightly.JPG


2 Close up showing lower branches.JPG


3 Close up showing all branches.JPG


I can understand this side as the front but I find it a bit boring.

Opinions please.

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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby Grant Bowie » March 8th, 2010, 5:01 pm

There is an obvious cut off point if this side continues to be the front.

4 Obvious cut off point.JPG
5 Closer at cut off point and you can see previous cut off point above..JPG


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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby Grant Bowie » March 8th, 2010, 5:18 pm

However,

If we cut it off at this point we are left with a shorter, more compact but still boring tree.

From this angle it would lose any sense of a possible airy Bunjin.

Comments?

Other suggestions or ideas?

I really haven't made my mind up as to what to do with this tree.

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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby LLK » March 8th, 2010, 5:29 pm

The most noticeable feature of the tree is that pin-up grace of the trunk, and however far you shorten it, it won't go away, since the branching starts so high up. What I would do is buy the two other Jack pines that Leigh has left P.D.Q. and see if you can make an interesting group of 3 out of them. (Not very useful, hey?)

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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby Jamie » March 8th, 2010, 5:52 pm

can we got some other angles of the tree please grant, seeing it from the one angle or close up doesnt help to much with styling advice ;)
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