What’s your latest Bonsai related purchase?

HorseloverFat

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Sorry I missed that part! Live Boy!

I kinda feel like a dick for not realizing it this whole time, but alas, you are stronger than I!

Got me some propane 'gain.

Fetched me some fert recently too!

Sorce
Hehe!

I’d like to see someone argue about pot.

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Anyone who’s ever done drugs, will tell you that pot... isn’t one.

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A long time coming...ordered this January 2020. I knew they get an order ready then place it. I was fine with the wait time. Then...covid hit. End of the year their order was filled...minus a few things. This tool was one of them. I was offered two options...a refund, or wait for the tool and they would try and see about getting me one. As they addressed the missing items.

Got a call the other day he was holding it in his hand. 😎 Confirmation it shipped in my email. Super stoked!!!

Search Toriki in the search engine. You will see many love what it brings to air layers. Had a friend willing to mail me his to use, then return. But if it was so good...I wanted my own.
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I also bought the book last year. As many forums spoke of the indepth instruction of proper use of the tool and step by step instructions with photos. So I am prepared to tackle my first aid layer...super stoked!!!
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I believe @River's Edge / Frank made something like this tool even. For his own use...and liked what the concept brought to the table for natural looking roots.
I guess I assumed the blade was like a kitchen blade. I had no idea until I opened the box...that the blade itself is that thick!
Looking forward for the end of June when it will be safe to air layer in my location.

Very pleased... well worth the wait.
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I did buy the woos to make this thing. Figured I have a nice tool roll with nice tools I should have a nice tool box to pack my stuff around. And thus I made this little guy.

The big side fits my tool roll, hori hori knife or other large tools. While the other side has 3 compartments. All sanded and smooth. Just need to finish it with sone tongue oil. Next one will be taller so i can divide my wire handle .
 

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Just ordered 31310 yen worth of stuff from kaneshin medium knob cutters, long handled scissors, small saw, straight tweezers and medium root cutter. I'm going to slowly replace my tools for kaneshin tools over the next year or two as I have saved a small fortune due to everything being closed due to covid-19 ( every cloud has a silver lining )
 

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Just ordered 31310 yen worth of stuff from kaneshin medium knob cutters, long handled scissors, small saw, straight tweezers and medium root cutter. I'm going to slowly replace my tools for kaneshin tools over the next year or two as I have saved a small fortune due to everything being closed due to covid-19 ( every cloud has a silver lining )

I've seen the kaneshin stuff before. Looks good but is it really worth the price? I'm on a budget.
 

Lutonian

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I've seen the kaneshin stuff before. Looks good but is it really worth the price? I'm on a budget.
I have used other people's kaneshin tools and they were very good cutters and felt nice in the hand. Most of my other tools are ryuga and there OK, they have lasted years but I probably should have brought high quality tools immediately and just spent once. We will see how the tool I order preform but from my limited experience and the recommendations from friends I think I will like them.
 

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I've seen the kaneshin stuff before. Looks good but is it really worth the price? I'm on a budget.
There is a notable difference in quality. Whether it is worth the money will have to be answered by you. If you are on a budget and you have tools that do the job for you, the difference might not be worth it. If you have money to spend, or you do not have any tools, maybe not.

Perhaps buy one of their tools if something breaks / bends / ..., rather than just repacing functional tools for the sake of the upping of quality?
 

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Visited the Birmingham botanical garden this morning for their annual bonsai boot sale picked up a small Scott's pine, crab apple and a Hawthorn. Then in the gift shop after visiting seeing the garden I picked up a new zealand tea tree and a camilia sinensis. All pictured above from different angles except the tea tree and camila which are pictured once as there is not much to see. Had to get up a 5am and drive for over one and a half hours but it was worth it beer time now😊
 

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@Hoyonokuma is to blame for this one. I decided.. no more trees. I even put the european bonsai auctions out of my mind. And someone notifies me of this interesting project.

A wild pear.

I have never before seen a wild pear come for sale. Let alone for a price that you could not get deshojo cuttings for.

Excited!
Challenge to bring the three trunk into harmony though
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@Hoyonokuma is to blame for this one. I decided.. no more trees. I even put the european bonsai auctions out of my mind. And someone notifies me of this interesting project.

A wild pear.

I have never before seen a wild pear come for sale. Let alone for a price that you could not get deshojo cuttings for.

Excited!
😂😂 I'm both so sorry and happy for you man.
Have to think about a top now tho😂
 

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Hi All,
This past Sunday was rainy here on Long Island and not much we could do around the home, so Ms. BigBen & I grabbed our rain gear (LOL...) and took a ride out East to "Nursery-Hop".
We purchased a few trees that I'll create a separate post about, to ask for ideas.
However, we also purchased these wood slabs, that I intend on making into a sitting bench or two and benches for my Bonsai trees.
I racked them as shown, so they dry-out.
The least costly was $10, most was $60. There's some cherry, oak & some red oak.

Oh, and the two decorative milk cans were given to me by a customer. LOL..

Ben
 

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