Alpineart's at it again

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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby Bougy Fan » August 29th, 2012, 7:08 pm

Too much spare time :whistle: Very nice Ian - amazing what you can find driving around in your leisure time :lol: :lol:
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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby daiviet_nguyen » August 29th, 2012, 8:07 pm

Good evening Alpineart,

I would not throw away the bit that you cut off. They could be made into a nice little "stand" for a little shohin pot.

( I might be wrong. But I remember reading somewhere that old olive wood, particularly the African one, can be very thick and good wood. )

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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby alpineart » August 29th, 2012, 11:19 pm

Hi Olive crazy , your not wrong there . No good trying to cut with a hand saw . They should have called them cast iron plants . The resonate like a lump of cast iron when you give the a good whack ..

Hi Ray , pots aren't the problem , lifting them is . Nothing a Stihl can't fix . Just keep trimming them down til the fit a pot , or sell them to someone with a pot to fit them into :yes: .

Hi Bougy Fan , mate i've gone from a "man of leisure" to "too much spare time" , wait til you come down here i have you working overtime loading that tamdem up , my pace not that relax laidback Queensland pace :wave:

Hi Daiviet , mate i was planning on throwing them into the scoria beds and growing huge forests , then carving the centers out for a pond/lake . Make for a different Penjing thats for sure . the bigger base is way to heavy to lift so i might slice it again , it could easily be cut up into some very nice carved trunks as it is . Plenty of options to consider , fire wood is the last resort . ;)

Cheers Guys . Alpine
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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby bodhidharma » August 30th, 2012, 9:01 am

When my broken ankle is better i need to come and look at all these trees you are collecting Alps. Having so many established trunks you are going to have fun developing all those lovely branches. Of course we will need regular updating :tu2:
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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby alpineart » August 30th, 2012, 10:14 am

Hi Bodhi , mate i lightened the load this morning , already sold off the smaller trunk , its the only one i can lift . The new owner wants to carve it out like an Indian Tee-Pee . His keen to get his hands on a base or two as well . I think i will hang onto the 800mm base for a forest with a lake scene built in . You never know whats going to happen tomorrow , especially around here . I planned to have a day of leisure today , yep that means working flat out on Bonsai tree's , trunks or plants . The weather a bit on the wild side , looks like sleet at the moment , snow is forecast for this afternoon so the weather is turning against me . An hour outside will see a couple of the other trunks planted , somewhere . Hope that legs on the mend . All the best .

Cheers Alpine
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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby Scott Roxburgh » August 30th, 2012, 2:37 pm

alpineart wrote:I was planning on throwing them into the scoria beds and growing huge forests , then carving the centers out for a pond/lake.


AWESOME Idea! I would never have thought of that, good work.
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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby The Specimen » August 30th, 2012, 9:26 pm

Great start Alpine! Im sure they'll turn out to be great projects and heaps fun..

I really need a bigger place to play as my courtyard is way too small for bonsai activities

I also need some big boys toys.. ie van and chainsaw for starters ^^
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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby Olivecrazy » August 30th, 2012, 9:28 pm

The Specimen wrote:Great start Alpine! Im sure they'll turn out to be great projects and heaps fun..

I really need a bigger place to play as my courtyard is way too small for bonsai activities

I also need some big boys toys.. ie van and chainsaw for starters ^^


I use my brother inlaws boat trailer for the big stuff just winch it onto the trailer hahahaha
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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby alpineart » August 31st, 2012, 7:32 am

Hi Guys , they don't have to be big . Take a look at Pup's work for example , plenty of fantastic little shohin and they are difficult to tell the height and size in a pic . I think i passed my limit years ago , should have stuck to smaller more refined material , but that life in the country .

Cheers Alpine
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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby alpineart » September 5th, 2012, 1:08 pm

Thought i would lighten this trunk a bit , bugger me , I still can't lift it .
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Enough torture for now , better go and find something constructive to do .

Cheers Alpineart
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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby Olivecrazy » September 5th, 2012, 1:49 pm

alpineart wrote:Thought i would lighten this trunk a bit , bugger me , I still can't lift it .
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Enough torture for now , better go and find something constructive to do .

Cheers Alpineart


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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby alpineart » September 5th, 2012, 5:52 pm

Hi Olivecrazy , Mate you can laugh . I'm a gunna shove that stihl right up its trunk and create a completely hollow trunk and base . If i can't lift it them i will cut it down into a Mt Gambier inspired type forest and a smaller tree. :D

Cheers Alpine
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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby squizzy » August 13th, 2013, 8:40 pm

Keen to see whats happening with this one Alpine.

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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby Damian79 » August 13th, 2013, 9:23 pm

Hi Alpine
alpineart wrote:If i can't lift it them i will cut it down into a Mt Gambier inspired type forest and a smaller tree.

Im in Mount Gambier so Im interested to see what you mean?
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Re: Alpineart's at it again

Postby alpineart » August 13th, 2013, 10:11 pm

Hi Guys the weeds are growing like olives and i haven't done a bloody thing with them . I think 1 is dead , couldn't be from neglect cos they didn't get any care :? I'm working my way into the scoria beds so i should be able to update soon . Just clearing a path to the mountain .

Cheers . Alpine
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