Process for Deadwood: Sandblasting, Sanding, Torch

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Several Questions here that i'm really curious about all relating to creating deadwood on Junipers:

1. What are the current processes to finish dead wood after carving used by Japanese Professionals? What are the advantages/disadvantages to each? Do many people in the U.S. use these processes?

2. What type of resources are required to get set up to start sand blasting trees?

3. Does Cheng Cheng uses his Mighty Sword tool to finish off dead wood with the grit sander attachment after he has pulled the fibers? If so, do you think after he uses the attachment that he would finish off by sand blasting?

4.Do you think the Mighty Sword could be replaced by a die grinder and several attachments? Is there a grit sander attachment for a die grinder?


Link to Cheng Cheng's mighty sword
http://sidiao.myweb.hinet.net/index_e.htm
 

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There is an article in the latest Bonsai focus you would be interested in reading over. My experiance doesn't allow me to answer your specific questions.
 

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Hello there

Several Questions here that i'm really curious about all relating to creating deadwood on Junipers:

Link to Cheng Cheng's mighty sword
http://sidiao.myweb.hinet.net/index_e.htm


1. What are the current processes to finish dead wood after carving used by Japanese Professionals? What are the advantages/disadvantages to each? Do many people in the U.S. use these processes?

2. What type of resources are required to get set up to start sand blasting trees?

3. Does Cheng Cheng uses his Mighty Sword tool to finish off dead wood with the grit sander attachment after he has pulled the fibers? If so, do you think after he uses the attachment that he would finish off by sand blasting?

4.Do you think the Mighty Sword could be replaced by a die grinder and several attachments? Is there a grit sander attachment for a die grinder?

I'm not familiar with Cheng Chengs mighty sword but I can tell you that most people use simple hand tools and plier to strip fibres where there is natural flow in the wood. Where there is not, most people use a die grinder and a dremmel to shape wood. This way you can work across the natural grain when you need to create curves, holes and shapes where they wouldn't naturally exist.

This is Kevin Willson using his Makita die grinder for the job - the video is good (not one of ours) but the music isn't to everyones taste - you might want to turn the volume down

http://www.bonsaibasho.com/micromarket/?url=/library/library/a138
 

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