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PostSubject: Collected Spruce   Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:07 pm

I got this tree from someone who collected it from the mountains of Black Hills in S. Dakota in 2009. Here is the tree when I got it:



To give it more age and a more dramatic look, I focused on the smaller trunk and decided to jin the larger trunk.



There is still a lot of branch refinement before it looks more like a tree in nature. Here is the close-up of the jin:



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PostSubject: Re: Collected Spruce   Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:48 pm

nice tree Aman. its good looking tree, have you torched the tree to create Jin ?

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PostSubject: Re: Collected Spruce   Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:35 pm

Very light torching to highlight the wood grain with dark burns. Lime sulpher was applied later with a drop of black ink.

This tree has atleast another 3 years of refinement left before I will consider it showing.

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PostSubject: Re: Collected Spruce   Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:06 pm

its good but in my opinion if you wud jinned the thinner branch it would look much better.
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PostSubject: Re: Collected Spruce   Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:45 pm

Thanks for the feedback Cheetos. That could have looked good too.
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PostSubject: Re: Collected Spruce   Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:27 am

you welcome Aman
to be honest wood carving on bonsai has bcome my passion and i have been working greatly on it....in this regard you should see graham potters videos....they are great for learning!

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