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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby DavidWilloughby » October 13th, 2013, 8:49 pm

Hi Mr Bowie,

I just looked over the whole thread and this tree has certainly undergone a few subtle changes since you acquired it from Leigh.

Being completely honest, I prefer the previous image of where it had more of a whimsical feel to it, the graceful lines of the trunk and the sparcial canopy gave it a unqiue and quirky look. It will be interesting to see where it goes now and looking foward to seeing the next update.

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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby kcpoole » October 13th, 2013, 9:05 pm

Nice result, I like it

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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby Grant Bowie » January 20th, 2014, 4:31 pm

Update,

I have increased the bend and have a way to go yet.

The right hand branch will eventually be near and just above the level of the base where it leaves the pot.

I am doing the bending gradually to ensure it survives as it is such an extreme bend to be.

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Pine for workshop

Postby Isitangus » January 20th, 2014, 7:39 pm

Wow...I think that pretty much sums it up (in a good way). No doubt when we see this progress it will go from wow to oh wow.
And I love that pot
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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby Grant Bowie » January 20th, 2015, 10:01 am

Update.

WARNING. This tree is not for everyone.

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I unwrapped the tree last year and the major bends had mostly set, but after reviewing the work I re applied heavy copper wire to facilitate what I wanted further.

I have compressed the bends slightly more and brought the apex further towards the front; not noticeable in the photo but important. Still have one major problem which is the heavy part lowest left hand branch(the top most of the two branchlets on the lowest branch); it is too straight so I may bend it down at a greater angle so I can bend it up then down again at the thinner areas.

Need to define the pads a bit more, pluck downward needles and clarify where branches cross the trunk.

Will let it rest for a few days first though.

Having fun with this tree.
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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby Raymond » January 20th, 2015, 10:28 am

:worship: :clap: I love it! I could certainly use your help with this... If only I wasn't on the other side of the country... :palm:
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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby kcpoole » January 20th, 2015, 10:38 am

Nice progression grant.
are you going to tilt to the right at a future repot? I love the movement now but not particularly the vertical out of the pot and the mass of the tree is all to the left. It looks unbalanced :imo: .

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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby Grant Bowie » January 20th, 2015, 11:54 am

kcpoole wrote:Nice progression grant.
are you going to tilt to the right at a future repot? I love the movement now but not particularly the vertical out of the pot and the mass of the tree is all to the left. It looks unbalanced :imo: .

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I may tilt it very slightly to the right apon repot but love all the mass to the left; so I may move the apex further to the left.

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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby GavinG » January 21st, 2015, 2:59 pm

Would you consider losing the lowest left branch altogether? I'm not sure myself, but it just seems like a possibility.

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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby Grant Bowie » January 21st, 2015, 3:11 pm

GavinG wrote:Would you consider losing the lowest left branch altogether? I'm not sure myself, but it just seems like a possibility.

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Another possibility. It is one of those trees that now that the bending has been done it could go in a number of directions; all of them interesting.

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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby Mick B » January 24th, 2015, 3:25 pm

DIFFICULT FROM A PIC, BUT i WOULD SUGGEST pINUS SYLVESTRIS - SCOTS PINE
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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby Grant Bowie » August 17th, 2018, 12:16 pm

Update on Jack Pine. jinned a few branches and wired the rest.

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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby Keels » August 17th, 2018, 3:06 pm

i like the way youve done the bends in the tree Grant. I've got a skinny blue spruce that im looking at doing something similar. I was at a workshop in canberra recently and the demonstrator mentioned someone in Melbourne using heat to bend pines? Herad anything about this? Also love the tree :tu:
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Re: Pine for workshop

Postby Grant Bowie » August 17th, 2018, 6:10 pm

Keels wrote:i like the way youve done the bends in the tree Grant. I've got a skinny blue spruce that im looking at doing something similar. I was at a workshop in canberra recently and the demonstrator mentioned someone in Melbourne using heat to bend pines? Herad anything about this? Also love the tree :tu:


I haven't tried heat on a live pine so can't answer that. Wrapping with raffia or splitting trunk is also usually not necessary as Pines are very flexible.

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