How To: Do simple bonsai styling

Do simple bonsai styling

Graham Potter of Kaizen Bonsai shows Bonsai beginners how to make interesting trees from relatively available materials. He first details the history of the specific tree he will be working on. He points out that this specific specimen has small, compact foliage, branches that support itself, craggy bark, and a nice taper in the trunk. He begins to shape the tree by cutting the small amounts of foliage that are dead or weak as well as the foliage grows beneath the branches. He then uses hand tools to remove the dead bark until he has uncovered the living part of the tree below. He then shows the viewer how to thin the top wood and make some interesting texture to improve the taper. To do so, he bit into the wood, split it, and tore it to leave interesting texture. He then went over with a torch to char the surface of the wood. He then used a wire brush to remove the charred material. Then it was time to wire the tree - Graham instructs to position the branches paying attention to both the location of the branches and the space in between the branches.

Want to master Microsoft Excel and take your work-from-home job prospects to the next level? Jump-start your career with our Premium A-to-Z Microsoft Excel Training Bundle from the new Gadget Hacks Shop and get lifetime access to more than 40 hours of Basic to Advanced instruction on functions, formula, tools, and more.

Buy Now (97% off) >

Our Best Phone Hacks

Gadget Hacks' tips — delivered daily.

Be the First to Comment

Share Your Thoughts

  • Hot
  • Latest