Casuarina for Virtual

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Re: Casuarina for Virtual

Postby Pup » January 29th, 2011, 9:37 pm

:gday: Guys here is the tree as at 430pm. I was going to post then , but we had visitors. They have just left.

Webos I will do a 4 sided take tomorrow I am seriously think round pot as it does have quite a few possible fronts.

Meantime. Here we are. ;)
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Re: Casuarina for Virtual

Postby Chris » January 29th, 2011, 9:42 pm

looking good pup i love the carving you have done to this tree. i need to get a flame thrower :tu:
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Re: Casuarina for Virtual

Postby Pup » January 30th, 2011, 1:25 pm

Here we are today as promised, 4 sides plus the last one, is what I think to be a better viewing angle.
If you look at it though it has a few, so as I said, maybe a round, or square pot, so we can vary the angle of viewing to suit what looks good at the time.
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Re: Casuarina for Virtual

Postby lennard » January 31st, 2011, 3:37 am

I know it's a bit late but here is a virt I have done for one of my Brush Cherries that I have abandoned because the Brush Cherry's leafs do not reduce enough for the fine pads.

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Re: Casuarina for Virtual

Postby Bretts » January 31st, 2011, 4:17 am

I reckon you are not far off with your first chioce of front. I like where this is going alot but I am not sure I like the second apex. See where it goes but I reckon it might be best left as just a branch :?:
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Re: Casuarina for Virtual

Postby Pup » January 31st, 2011, 11:49 am

lennard wrote:I know it's a bit late but here is a virt I have done for one of my Brush Cherries that I have abandoned because the Brush Cherry's leafs do not reduce enough for the fine pads.

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Lennard what Brush Cherry do you have?, as the varieties here in Australia reduce well, you will see them referred to as Lilly Pillys.

Syzygium, is one genus, the other is Achmena, and there are several varieties of each.

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Ps thanks for the Virtual though, it was as you say a bit late, but close to what I have in mind.
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Re: Casuarina for Virtual

Postby Roger » January 31st, 2011, 8:50 pm

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that is beautiful work. Well done, as always! :tu2:

The style is developing well. You soon won't be able to distinguish it from a western red cedar or one of its cousins.
Looking forward to seeing its next stages.
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Re: Casuarina for Virtual

Postby lennard » February 1st, 2011, 4:17 am

Pup wrote:Lennard what Brush Cherry do you have?, as the varieties here in Australia reduce well, you will see them referred to as Lilly Pillys.


The one I have here is Eugenia myrtifolia.

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Re: Casuarina for Virtual

Postby deepeetee » November 8th, 2011, 1:26 pm

Hey Pup,
Thanks to another thread, any chance of an update on this Cas?

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Re: Casuarina for Virtual

Postby Pup » November 9th, 2011, 2:12 pm

Here ya go Dave, I am still contemplating a round pot for this tree, as it has about 4 good viewing angles.
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I would like opinions as to whether a round pot is the way to go peeps.

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Re: Casuarina for Virtual

Postby Dario » November 9th, 2011, 3:06 pm

I think you have done a terrific job with this Pup, well done!!
Yes, I am all for a round pot with this one...not only for the many potential viewing angles that you point out, but I think it would visually balance the design better too.
I am aware that when carving the newly exposed wood is burnt etc. But to my novice eye it also looks like you have also scorched/burnt the outer bark of the trunk?
It would make sense with some natives that rely on bush fires to regenerate in the wild etc if this technique was utilised, but I have never heard of this treatment before.
Am I way off the mark with this observation Pup? Could you please clarify and elaborate?
Thanks very much, and top work!
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Re: Casuarina for Virtual

Postby Pup » November 9th, 2011, 3:15 pm

Dario wrote:I think you have done a terrific job with this Pup, well done!!
Yes, I am all for a round pot with this one...not only for the many potential viewing angles that you point out, but I think it would visually balance the design better too.
I am aware that when carving the newly exposed wood is burnt etc. But to my novice eye it also looks like you have also scorched/burnt the outer bark of the trunk?
It would make sense with some natives that rely on bush fires to regenerate in the wild etc if this technique was utilised, but I have never heard of this treatment before.
Am I way off the mark with this observation Pup? Could you please clarify and elaborate?
Thanks very much, and top work!
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Dario you are right, in Europe they do it quite a lot to get rid of the loose fibres of wood then clean it up.

I do this to preserve the wood, as in Aboriginal tool and weapon making. Burning the wood also stimulates a lot of natives to regenerate.

This tree has not had that treatment yet, as I am still waiting for the wood to dry, so I can follow the cracks that form like in the natural environment.
It does let you improve your carving skills, if you have natural lines to follow.
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Re: Casuarina for Virtual

Postby Jamie » November 9th, 2011, 3:18 pm

you know after see what this tree has become I still think that my first virtual is very feasable and not so much as a 10 year plan, maybe more like a 2 year plan with the way it is growing..
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Re: Casuarina for Virtual

Postby Pup » November 9th, 2011, 3:35 pm

Jamie wrote:you know after see what this tree has become I still think that my first virtual is very feasable and not so much as a 10 year plan, maybe more like a 2 year plan with the way it is growing..


Yes it is Jamie, but it is not the way I am heading, as you can see I am happy with the way it is moving.

However I do thank you for your virtual.

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Re: Casuarina for Virtual

Postby MattA » November 9th, 2011, 4:25 pm

Hey Pup,

They say it takes a long time to grow a decent sized bonsai, from the way this tree is moving I think they are all wrong :tounge:

I will be the odd voice and call for a Lotus pot, preferably in a pale body. That gives you a definite front but allows more flexibility in displaying.

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