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Yenling83

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Process for Deadwood: Sandblasting, Sanding, Torch
« on: November 10, 2010, 12:14 AM »
Several Questions here that i'm really curious about all relating to creating deadwood on Junipers:

1. What are the current processes to finish dead wood after carving used by Japanese Professionals? What are the advantages/disadvantages to each?  Do many people in the U.S. use these processes?

2. What type of resources are required to get set up to start sand blasting trees?

3. Does Cheng Cheng uses his Mighty Sword tool to finish off dead wood with the grit sander attachment after he has pulled the fibers?  If so, do you think after he uses the attachment that he would finish off by sand blasting?

4.Do you think the Mighty Sword could be replaced by a die grinder and several attachments? Is there a grit sander attachment for a die grinder?   
 

Link to Cheng Cheng's mighty sword
http://sidiao.myweb.hinet.net/index_e.htm


Thanks!
 

mcpesq817

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Re: Process for Deadwood: Sandblasting, Sanding, Torch
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2010, 09:26 AM »
I just read an article in Bonsai Focus yesterday where Mario Komsta sand blasted a huge yew to create really cool deadwood.  From the pictures, it looked like he had an enclosed tent, sand blasting equipment, as well as protective gear.
 

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Re: Process for Deadwood: Sandblasting, Sanding, Torch
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2010, 11:26 AM »
There's more than one way to sandblast stuff:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandblasting
 

John Kirby

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Re: Process for Deadwood: Sandblasting, Sanding, Torch
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2010, 01:15 PM »
Talk to Gremel, Jim does a lot of high end sand blasting (at least he used to) and/or then burning with a gas torch. The "mighty sword" is typically used on dry deadwood where the si-dao fibre pulling method does not work.

John