Prunus Versus Stihl

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Prunus Versus Stihl

Postby alpinebonsart » Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:57 pm

Hi all , this is the result of the fight between a stihl and my plum . Both are winners and i'm the Grinner .With a paintbrush in hand i outlined the the trunk to be chopped and another outline to be carved
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Painted outline for cutting and carving
.Using the tip of the saw i set about running curved cuts in the areas marked ,
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1 stub removed
severing the stubs off in preparation for carving .
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2 down and looking good


Again using the tip of the saw i carved and scalloped all the material out to a happy medium .I used 2tanks of fuel and 2 hours on the saw during the major carving , now it was ready for the dremel . With a straight cutter i smoothed out the saw cuts and added some character to the hollows , finishing off with a ball cutter its a little rough and ready as mother nature intended . All in all i'm really happy with the final shape and the character the trunk now has .Time to sit back and contemplate my operation . Cheers Alpine
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Re: Prunus Versus Stihl

Postby alpinebonsart » Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:17 pm

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Today's Front of carving
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Rear view or carving
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Side View of carving
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Re: Prunus Versus Stihl

Postby alpinebonsart » Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:14 am

This i now a better starting point for the new growth , however another 25kg of material will be carved out in the front and side to really hollow the trunk and im
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Front
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Rear view
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Side View
prove the overall taper .Cheers
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Re: Prunus Versus Stihl

Postby taffyman » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:08 pm

That's looking really interesting Alpine. Can't wait to see it develop further (Y)
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Re: Prunus Versus Stihl

Postby alpinebonsart » Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:47 am

taffyman wrote:That's looking really interesting Alpine. Can't wait to see it develop further (Y)


Hi Taffyman , almost out of time so i might drag my Butt out there today and see if i cant at the least finish the basic carving .I'm about as nervous as a cat on a hot tin roof now so a chainsaw is a lethal weapon in my hands .If its carved out the regrowth won't be interrupted again,so i had better get to it.Cheers Alpine
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