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Shohin Itoigawa Shimpaku
« on: July 22, 2009, 07:24 PM »
This is an itoigawa juniper I did in a workshop. The first picture is before work was done, the second is halfway through, and the last is what the end product came out to be. I know the shimpaku is around 10 years old and was imported from japan last year. The workshop was in February. I just took the wire off yesterday. Still searching for a pot for this one. I ordered this pot for now. http://www.aobkobstore.com/products/singleRSPot.html

Anyway the tree is about 7 inches tall. Enjoy.
 

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Re: Shohin Itoigawa Shimpaku
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2009, 07:42 PM »
Very nicely done, indeed. It has all the intersting twists and turns that  a juniper should possess but it is also very full bodied. This makes for a nice combonation.
 

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Re: Shohin Itoigawa Shimpaku
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2009, 08:44 AM »
Beautiful material. Not cheap this sort of quality over here...
 

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Re: Shohin Itoigawa Shimpaku
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009, 03:57 PM »
This is an itoigawa juniper I did in a workshop. The first picture is before work was done, the second is halfway through, and the last is what the end product came out to be. I know the shimpaku is around 10 years old and was imported from japan last year. The workshop was in February. I just took the wire off yesterday. Still searching for a pot for this one. I ordered this pot for now. http://www.aobkobstore.com/products/singleRSPot.html

Anyway the tree is about 7 inches tall. Enjoy.

Shimsuki,
I like your tree and the work you've done with it. If you don't mind, would you tell us how you decided where to locate your shari for the trunk? What kind of design considerations did you discuss with the workshop teacher? I am very interested in this kind of juniper and would love to know more about what you have done.

Chris
 

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Re: Shohin Itoigawa Shimpaku
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009, 04:10 PM »
For the shari is made a rough estimate with chalk and then started work. It was a feel thing. It made sense where I put it, I sure you would all agree if you were to see the tree in person.

Now I am just letting it grow. It has really filled in good, and I will probably thin it out a little in the spring. I will most likely start developing good foliage pads in the spring as well.
 

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Re: Shohin Itoigawa Shimpaku
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2009, 04:23 PM »
I took a workshop with Suthin years ago and he used a Flexcut scorp.  I picked one up at Japan Woodworker in January.  Boon looked at me funny and said, "good for carving duck."  Go figure.

Looking on the Flexcut website there's a picture that I think might be one of Walter's trees.
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Re: Shohin Itoigawa Shimpaku
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2009, 04:46 PM »
I took a workshop with Suthin years ago and he used a Flexcut scorp.  I picked one up at Japan Woodworker in January.  Boon looked at me funny and said, "good for carving duck."  Go figure.

Looking on the Flexcut website there's a picture that I think might be one of Walter's trees.

Are you sure you understood Boon correctly? ;D
 

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Re: Shohin Itoigawa Shimpaku
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2009, 10:17 AM »
I believe that Boon was referring to the use of Flexcut tools by professional decoy (animal model) carvers, you have to watch out for his sense of humor, it can be deadly subtle. John
 

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Re: Shohin Itoigawa Shimpaku
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2009, 07:34 AM »
I am now looking for a pot for this shimpaku. Does anyone have any suggestions, especially referring to the shape of the pot. I am thinking a nice chinese rectangle.
 

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Re: Shohin Itoigawa Shimpaku
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2009, 11:51 AM »
there's a picture that I think might be one of Walter's trees.
That tree is indeed one of Walter's
 

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Re: Shohin Itoigawa Shimpaku
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2009, 03:32 AM »
I am now looking for a pot for this shimpaku. Does anyone have any suggestions, especially referring to the shape of the pot. I am thinking a nice chinese rectangle.
rectangle with cloud legs.  or oval.
 

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Re: Shohin Itoigawa Shimpaku
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2009, 03:35 AM »
I took a workshop with Suthin years ago and he used a Flexcut scorp.  I picked one up at Japan Woodworker in January.  Boon looked at me funny and said, "good for carving duck."  Go figure.

Looking on the Flexcut website there's a picture that I think might be one of Walter's trees.

John, i meant, they are good tools(many shapes).  i like them.  you can carve a duck out of a block of wood.  you can carve a stump to make it look like good piece of nature made jin and shari.
 

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Re: Shohin Itoigawa Shimpaku
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2009, 08:29 AM »
See what I mean?
 

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Re: Shohin Itoigawa Shimpaku
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2009, 08:41 AM »
I knew what you meant Boon, we were just having some fun.  :)

So far I like the little carving tool.  Seems a bit safer than Kirby's Si-Diao.  ;)
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Re: Shohin Itoigawa Shimpaku
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2009, 04:34 PM »
rectangle with cloud legs.  or oval.

Thanks boon