Tag Archives: Carving deawood on bonsai

Sculpting Deadwood

Francios Jeker‘s finger and dremel power carving tool. From Bonsai Today 105 (still available). It didn’t used to be this way Have you noticed how almost everybody carves deadwood these day? It wasn’t always the case. I just thumbed through Kyuzo Murata‘s classic Four Seasons of Bonsai (first edition 1991 and long out of print) […]

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Trunk Splitter, Stump Splitter, What Else?

Graham Potter using a trunk splitter to tear into a large branch stump. It’s from a video on styling an old larch (one of Graham’s excellent videos) on his Kaizen Bonsai site. Why split? Did you know that you can bend thick trunks by splitting them (in half, in thirds, in fourths, etc)? After splitting […]

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