Tuesday, October 26, 2010

first steps on new black pine #2

The next steps:

- cutting a big hollow into the log with elongated bit
- working with small bits
- working with hand carving tools to refine the outline and texture
- tilting the whole tree so that the fire could not hurt the foliage
- burning all new deadwood with small torch
- using larger torch and actually setting fire to the wood
- brushing off with strong steel brush
- brushing with brass brush

Now the deadwood is finished for the time being. It is NOT treated with lime sulphur or anything else. It will be left alone until next summer. Then tit will probably be bleached with something like hydrogen peroxyde.


Mario Stefanović said...

Very characted of deadwood. Bravo!

Zach said...

Hi walter,
Do you have a virtual or a drawing of what you intend this tree to look like when it is "finished"?

Walter Pall said...

Zach, no, I don't have anything. This is so clear, I don't need anything. The crown is not a big deal. The main things are the nebari, trunk and the deadwood. This was fixed yesterday. The crown will be done as always.

Andrija Zokic said...

I found this receipt for wood bleaching: "... to wet the wood thoroughly with part A (sodium hydroxide) then immediately apply part B (hydrogen peroxide)..)"
Is that ok? Do you have any more advice?

Walter Pall said...

This is OK and it works.
More advice: only drink hydrogen peroxyde in very small portions.