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Making sawdust …. making bonsai

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Yesterday here at Willowbog Bonsai the four of us participating in the carving workshop spent a considerable part of the morning discussing the use of deadwood in bonsai creation. Where it is and where it isn’t appropriate. What sort of deadwood is right for each type of tree and the types of tools and their… Read more »

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Carving workshop

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The maximum of four bonsai folk took part in yesterday’s Carving workshop here at Willowbog Bonsai.  It was the first of two workshops dedicated to the use of deadwood in bonsai design that we are staging this autumn, the next is on the 10th November and is also fully subscribed. Although not recorded on the… Read more »

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Mainly Sabamiki

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On Saturday 11th November we staged another workshop here at Willowbog Bonsai where the use of deadwood in our bonsai creation was the focus of attention.   Three participants joined me for this day of mainly creating hollow trunks, hopefully for all the right reasons !  However, in this picture I do looked puzzled about… Read more »

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On the Deadwood Stage

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Yesterday, Saturday 28th, we had one of our occasional days devoted to the use of deadwood in bonsai creation here at Willowbog Bonsai. Because of the nature of the sort of practical work that is often involved we usually set a maximum of four participants but one of those who had booked failed to show… Read more »

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Half done with ” Chatting ”

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Last Saturday saw Willowbog Bonsai host the sixth Bonsai Chat of this year. ” Chat ” is an informal get together of liked minded enthusiasts using the studio building of the nursery to meet up and talk about their hobby. Sometimes some tree work gets done alongside the coffee and tea drinking that goes on,… Read more »

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We made sawdust and shavings

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Almost two weeks ago, it seems much longer ago ! we staged a workshop here at Willowbog Bonsai, the main purpose of which was to convert the trunks of wee trees into little bits that are easily swept up. I don’t seem to have many photos recording the event , it’s hard to use a Makita… Read more »

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Making sawdust ………..again.

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Yesterday we staged another  in our occasional series of workshops dealing with the creation of deadwood in bonsai design here at Willowbog Bonsai. I assembled a tokonoma to loosely represent the topic of the day. From the Willowbog Collection this old Hawthorn that is an ex Len Gilbert tree with the original deadwood created by Kevin… Read more »

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Carving workshop

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We have set a date for a carving workshop here at Willowbog Bonsai. It is a hands-on sort of workshop and in the light of the sort of work to be done have limited it to four participants. It is also a bit short notice as it is next Saturday, 14th Nov. If fully subscribed… Read more »

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Saturdays Marc Noelanders workshop

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For each day we had six participants and each day Marc began with a discussion about the main tree brought along by each person. On the Saturday we had two folk who had worked with Marc on many of his previous visits, Dave and Malcolm. Two Willowboggers experiencing their first time with Marc, Peter G… Read more »

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