Monthly meeting 26.01.09

Well, our first meeting for 2009 got off to a great start with a major piece of surgery and styling being performed on a Japanese black pine. A piece of ordinary stock with many faults was carved, bent and wired into a form that was much improved. It was a drastic operation that is rarely seen at demonstrations. What a great start to the year and hopefully a taste of things to come!

The tree as it arrived. It was wrapped the night
before in a wet towel to increase the barks flex ability.

It was then hollowed out via carving......

to form a channel where wires could be placed
and also to make the trunk more flexible.... was then wrapped in raffia and rubber .....

...And bent....

....then wired to form the finished product
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