Not bragging, if for no other reason as I didn't win either, but the winner and runner up of the Joshua Roth New Talent Contest are either part of the MABS board, or with my club or our sister club in Hartford.
Good showing from all the contestants, nice material to work with, tree were picked as luck of the draw
Wish I had been there to see Michele's demo in person. The yew is some killer material and will make a super tree one day. I do question the proposed image after studying the tree and sketch for the past hour. I think that the sketch maybe a bit glossed over in the light of reality and what the tree offers.
To bad this type of material wasn't present when Graham Potter visited ...would like to have seen what he would have done. Thanks for sharing those images Fanghorn.
No problem Tom, I’m glad you like them, I know from past posts you’re a “yew guy”. I know in my hands that picture wouldn’t become reality any time soon, but after seeing Michele's progression slides of what he can do to a yew in a few years I wouldn’t count him out.
Maybe missing a bit via photo visual, but the sketch was for the most part doable