First Jin attempt. Keep going?

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#1
Here’s my first jin. To me it looks too uniformly tapered at the top and could be a little more jagged, but then I thought that might happen naturally over time. I’d appreciate your opinion
 

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Dav4

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Yup, I agree that it needs to be reduced. Grab your jin pliers (or any other pliers) and start grabbing the fibers at the tip of the jin and rolling/tearing them down toward the trunk along the grain of the wood... one of my favorite things to do with junipers and very satisfying;).
 
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The Patriot say "Aiming small is missing small", use finery to complete this.
 

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Better... I'd tear at it a bit more and try to get a little taper in there if you can. Let it dry a bit (a few weeks) then hit it with a micro torch... so much fun!!
 

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