Bonsai With Rebar by David Benavente


Some serious sh-t stuff! Take a look at the before photo below to get a hit of what you can do with a piece of rebar, some nerve, and more than a little skill. All the photos in this post are of bonsai by David Benavente.

benbefore4Before rebar.

benafter1Full cascade Scot’s pine by David Benavente. You can provide the adjectives. Check out David’s site for the before photos (for this tree and two below) and some other before and after bonsai.

benafter2A wild looking Wild olive.

benafter3Savin juniper.

For more of David Benavente bonsai, visit his website.

Related posts:

    David Benavente’s Excellent Bonsai World
    Bonsai Rebar & Other Wonders
    Rebar Fix
    David De Groot: Bonsai Artist, Author & Teacher
    Weekly Wire: Iron Men of Naka, Bonsai with Rebar & Sleepless Nights
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  1. Posted 07/22/2010 at 9:42 AM | Permalink

    Outstanding and dramatic results! Great website too…

  2. Posted 07/22/2010 at 10:02 AM | Permalink

    This approach is just outstanding. I have seen a few demos using this technique butttt would love to have some hands on experience–anyone want to come visit my studio and give me some direct guidance on this approach??!!!

  3. Ken To
    Posted 07/22/2010 at 12:40 PM | Permalink

    Here is a video of David doing a bending demonstration:

  4. Mac McAtee
    Posted 07/22/2010 at 12:43 PM | Permalink

    What is a “long shank Ninja router bit” and where can one find one? Interesting stuff!

  5. wayne
    Posted 07/23/2010 at 6:03 AM | Permalink

    I don’t know that much about router bits, but my guess is the reference is to any long shanked router bit.

  6. wayne
    Posted 07/23/2010 at 6:23 AM | Permalink

    I just looked at the David Benavente video that Ken To recommended. It’s shows him working with at least one long shanked bit on another radical transformation.

  7. wayne
    Posted 07/23/2010 at 6:27 AM | Permalink

    Thanks Ken. It’s helpful, though it would have been good to see some close-ups. You really can’t see the details of how he worked the wood in order to be able to bend it, or the bending itself.

  8. wayne
    Posted 07/23/2010 at 6:27 AM | Permalink

    HI Donna,
    Let us know if you get any takers.

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