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PostSubject: Tarzan Shack bonsai   Sat 10 Sep 2016, 11:47 am

Any one remember a small dio, where I had a junker Barracuda in a bonsai planting of elm trees ? That went over big with my bonsai friends.

Well, my bonsai club wasn't going to have a meeting the Saturday after Thanks giving, so there was nothing planned. The Pres has decided to have a meeting anyway and asked me to do a program on combining my two hobbies.
I spend HOURS just scratch building just one part, and was perplexed as to what to do.
Hit on the idea of using an old dead Buttonwood tree carcass and a grove of Florida Swamp Maples ( Acer Rubrum, for the rivet counters) that I have and make components up and just put them together at the meeting. Thinking a Tarzan shack with vines and stuff.
My first effort was making a platform on the Buttonwood.



In on my bench, I am making a shack for the platform. Popsicle sticks faced with bamboo tips that I have pruned from a stand of black bamboo that I have out in the yard.

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PostSubject: Re: Tarzan Shack bonsai   Sun 11 Sep 2016, 11:46 pm

Nice! I'm not into bonsai myself but am appreciative of the art behind it. Love the idea of fronting popsicle sticks with bamboo
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PostSubject: Re: Tarzan Shack bonsai   Tue 13 Sep 2016, 10:28 am

Interesting!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Tarzan Shack bonsai   Tue 13 Sep 2016, 11:39 am

Don't have all of the bamboo facing done yet, but here it is mocked up out on it's platform.

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PostSubject: Re: Tarzan Shack bonsai   Sun 25 Sep 2016, 9:22 pm

Love the way it looks, very much the idea of a 'jungle hide away.'
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PostSubject: Re: Tarzan Shack bonsai   Mon 26 Sep 2016, 12:46 pm

Creative, cute, clever. Long ago when terrariums and indoor plants were THE thing, I thought of bonsai. The long term care and slow development of the plants made it not my hobby. Glad you weren't deterred as I was. Fine work!
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PostSubject: Re: Tarzan Shack bonsai   Mon 26 Sep 2016, 1:13 pm

Great stuff Clay 
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PostSubject: Re: Tarzan Shack bonsai   Tue 18 Oct 2016, 12:22 am

Any progress Clay?

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PostSubject: Re: Tarzan Shack bonsai   Thu 27 Oct 2016, 8:44 pm

Cool Clay.

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