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wood caving hawthorn Tanuki or not Tanuki? 2 years 6 months ago #19193

A little bit of rotten hawthorn iv been caving the last week but my question is Tanuki or not Tanuki?
Taboo practice I know and especially with a deciduous tree. Also dose the caving look naturel? its not finished but just thought I would throwing it out there.








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wood caving hawthorn Tanuki or not Tanuki? 2 years 6 months ago #19208

The carving looks beautiful.

However, I wouldn't use it for Tanuki - for the reasons you mentioned yourself.
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wood caving hawthorn Tanuki or not Tanuki? 2 years 6 months ago #19210

It is beautiful, isn't it.
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wood caving hawthorn Tanuki or not Tanuki? 2 years 6 months ago #19211

ashton wrote: A little bit of rotten hawthorn iv been caving the last week but my question is Tanuki or not Tanuki?
Taboo practice I know and especially with a deciduous tree. Also dose the caving look naturel? its not finished but just thought I would throwing it out there.


Nice, in my eyes the job you did with the deadwood is remarkable. Now, as for doing or not the Tabuki technique I'd say go for it. Why not? Yes, it might be better recommended in conifers, yes it might also be consider a taboo technique by some purists... But what's the point in not taking chances or bending the rules a bit? I believe Bonsai is also a constant search for improvement and innovation. Besides, I think that respectable Bonsai masters as Kimura and Colin Lewis have already tried this technique with special success. A button as an example:

static.globered.com/images/users/0/20040...951Tanuki%5B1%5D.jpg

This tree was created using the Tanuki technique by Colin Lewis indeed. In any case, if you finally decide to give it a go, please, keep us all updated.

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wood caving hawthorn Tanuki or not Tanuki? 2 years 6 months ago #19218

very nice carving..

will you handle it with some kind of woodhardner or such? makes a nice ornamental piece for a display setup instead of an accent plant..
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wood caving hawthorn Tanuki or not Tanuki? 2 years 6 months ago #19225

I may be completely wrong, but is Tanuki grafting a live tree on to a dead piece of wood?
Even if you don't decide to use it, you've done an excellent job at carving.

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wood caving hawthorn Tanuki or not Tanuki? 2 years 6 months ago #19226

BonsaiLearner wrote: I may be completely wrong, but is Tanuki grafting a live tree on to a dead piece of wood?


That is correct, and, as usual: www.bonsaimary.com/tanuki-bonsai.html
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wood caving hawthorn Tanuki or not Tanuki? 2 years 6 months ago #19227

Once there was an "Art Teacher" she said, "so I taught you all the rules, now brake them"... I figure, Some ivy could hug that wood right nice. ;)
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wood caving hawthorn Tanuki or not Tanuki? 2 years 6 months ago #19237

Not a clue what I'm going to do but will give a update when I know
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wood caving hawthorn Tanuki or not Tanuki? 2 years 6 months ago #19257

coll deal, let us know if it works out.
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