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John Kirby

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Re: Jim Gremel's shimpaku
« Reply #45 on: February 15, 2012, 07:48 PM »
Just wire and bend and twist the trees. Raffia down low, the second wire also helps to prevent trunk breakage by providing an additiona point of support on sharp bends. If you look at the Ebihara work (Kinbon May 2005) you see that he often used the large wire to hold and a smaller wire to prevent unsupported areas from breaking.
 

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Re: Jim Gremel's shimpaku
« Reply #46 on: February 16, 2012, 11:47 AM »
Thank You very much jtucker! 
 

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Re: Jim Gremel's shimpaku
« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2012, 12:27 AM »
John, thanks for the extra rationale on the double wire (more support). One of those things Jim probably told us in the workshop and his demonstration that probably bounced right off of my thick skull a couple years ago!
 

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Re: Jim Gremel's shimpaku
« Reply #48 on: June 24, 2012, 06:58 PM »
I really love this tree, and I'm using it as inspiration for a tree that I'm working on. Please continue to add updates, and thanks for sharing.
 

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Re: Jim Gremel's shimpaku
« Reply #49 on: June 25, 2012, 12:27 PM »
This tree was one of the Best In Show Trees at the ABS/BCI this pat weekend, was fun Jim Gremel was there to see it. Joh
 

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Re: Jim Gremel's shimpaku
« Reply #50 on: June 26, 2012, 12:51 PM »
I was at Jim Gremels place a little while back when Ted Matson and I drove some trees up from so. Cal to no. Cal to be taken to the east coast for the national show in Rochester.
 Everybody should try and make a visit to Jim Gremels place. Everything is awesome (And I'm a picky bastard)!. All kinds of material from oaks he dug on his property to potentilla's that rival the ones you see in the kokufu books in the shohin displays.
 He has large and tiny trees in all stages of development. His blue atlas cedars are so dark blue, they look spray painted.
Oh, and don't get me started on the pots he makes.
 His material is very, very expensive (worth it), so I look at it like visiting a zoo-- just look and enjoy.
I hope that in the future, the USA will be full of artist's like Jim and Boon and my teacher, John Wang. We will then certainly be in the forefront of Bonsai.
 

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Re: Jim Gremel's shimpaku
« Reply #51 on: June 26, 2012, 08:13 PM »
Sounds like a fantastic opportunity Elliot!  Thanks so much for sharing your experience.  Sounds like it was a ton of fun ;)

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