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    The best advice from bonsai masters youve gotten

    Oh man. You still don't get it. (Or maybe you do but you are still trying to shift focus to that pic again?). I'm leaving it there, to go and have a more mature discussion with my 10 year old kid. Have a nice day.
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    The best advice from bonsai masters youve gotten

    I'm definitely not crying.... more rolling my eyes. ;) I keep having to remind myself that at least half of the population has below average IQ. All good Adair. I couldn't care less if he liked it or not... it was the intent behind having it posted that was very mediocre.
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    The best advice from bonsai masters youve gotten

    Truth doesn't hurt too much. In this case, the semantics tit-for-tat merely brings a yawn, as it rarely accompanies anything constructive. I notice none of your comments added any sort of substance to the discussion. What I don't like … a lot... is being asked to put myself out there in good...
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    The best advice from bonsai masters youve gotten

    100% disagree. Total load of BS. Why don't you come visit and take a look at the tree yourself? Not sure why you have honed in on me?..... guessing it's a gun thing? ;)
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    The best advice from bonsai masters youve gotten

    Yep. Actually, my opinion was more in disagreement with this comment: "... Skip working with seedlings or seeds if you want to do actual bonsai." But you can play semantics-police all day long... please yourself. I stand by my opinion that growing your own trees results in better quality.
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    The best advice from bonsai masters youve gotten

    Yeah... was goaded into a pissing contest on here once in an unrelated thread.... :rolleyes: Here is the LINK
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    The best advice from bonsai masters youve gotten

    No doubt my skills are much better now than when I started out - that may be a contributing factor. However, in my experience, most nursery stock is sought by hobbyists to "turn into a bonsai". With near-certain regularity, the intent of scouting nursery material by hobbyists is to short-cut the...
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    The best advice from bonsai masters youve gotten

    100% disagree. Bonsai are grown, topiary is cut down. After 30+ years, my collection now consists entirely of trees I have propagated and grown myself from seed or cutting. All trees I had previously developed from nursery stock have been moved on due to inferior quality.
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    BIG Bonsai!

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    Best sources for good annealed copper wiring?

    Quenching makes no difference to pure copper, as there is no dissolved carbon in the microstructure. It will not affect the resulting softness, quench or no quench. Quenching affects steel/iron due to dissolved carbon, and the effect that has on a microstructure that has been rapidly cooled. The...
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    Sunrise/sunset/sky photos thread

    My home town sunset on: Monday..... Tuesday..... Yesterday.....
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    Some bonsai folks have guns

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    Some bonsai folks have guns

    Oh touche…… ;)
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    Do established bonsai guidelines stifle creativity?

    Not joking. Have you ever been and visited? I have been a few times, and most of the branching is nothing like the "rules"... though from a picture it appears to be.
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