So uuuuumm.....who's tried a Tanuki?

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  1. just.wing.it

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    Well, let's hear...

    I've been seeing some videos of some very interesting Tanuki(s?) out there...
    Makes me want to try one, just for fun.
     
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  3. Cadillactaste

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    Would love to see ones if they have. None for me...and no room for another project. Curious if you have enough interest...if one could create another contest.
     
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    A tanuki contest would be a good one, no doubt.
    I haven't tried one and I also can't take on any new projects for the next year or so, we will be moving into my in-laws place temporarily, then moving next year...well I hope next year, might bleed into '19...
     
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    Leave a broad spectrum possible contest...giving ones time to find prime deadwood. ?
     
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    Ah ok.. googled tanuki bonsai :p

    @Rob_phillips did one for the fall contest last year.
     
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    Ahh I think I recall that. Now that you mentioned it.
     
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  10. Velodog2

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    Once you’ve had Tanuki ...

    Ah I don’t believe it. Never been true before.

    I have tried the bonsai type, also. It didn’t work. I don’t think I cut my channels deep enough. With my typical sporadic patience and/or stubbornness I kept working it for prolly ten years thinking it was going to be great until the dead wood finally rotted, the trees separated and I gave up.
     
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    I made one once, in 2002; and this photo was taken 10 years later. I sold it shortly after. Kinda miss the pot.
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  12. Guy Vitale

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    @LeonardB has a few nice ones he's started recently.
     
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    Follow the trail of lost pride and dignity!

    :p

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  14. M. Frary

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    You remember those he brought to the show?
    He's putting some time into them too.
     
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    I started two this year.

    Shimpaku

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    Squamatta

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  16. Guy Vitale

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    Yeah, he's brought a few in to previous meetings, lot's of effort in preparing the deadwood and matching it up with the material.
     
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    Here's my one and only tanuki. Shimpaku on Utah juniper deadwood. Made 6-7 years ago.



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    He's going for it. I think I suggested using a tamarack for one instead of the usual juniper. I'm bringing some saplings next club show to see if one works.
     
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    These are some good efforts. I’m impressed.
     
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  20. Did i ?
    I dont remember that lol
     
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    Ops...

    Looked back through, it was @Rusty Davis I was thinking of. Sorry Rob.
     

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