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Project by RajinCajun posted 09-26-2015 08:43 PM 842 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend requested a special stand to display her fathers bonsai trees. I have seen this spiral design before and decided to give it a try. The most difficult part of the project was finding a BIG block of Koa.

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majuvla

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#1 posted 09-27-2015 01:25 PM

Beautiful sculpturing! I think you send your brain out to get this incredibly finshed look.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 09-27-2015 02:46 PM

Nice design!

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#3 posted 09-27-2015 06:41 PM

Beautiful! When you say “BIG block” how big is “BIG”?

Because I have a bonsai tree…and I have blocks of Walnut, Spruce, Maple, Willow, Cedar, Sweetgum and Cherry…and I am wondering which would look best.

Thanks for posting definitely a favorite.

-- Leafherder

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RajinCajun

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#4 posted 09-27-2015 08:05 PM

Leafherder:
The block was 12×12x24.
Did I mention it was BIG ?

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leafherder

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#5 posted 09-28-2015 06:33 PM

That IS a big block (my biggest chunk is about 10×10x15). Was the shaping done by saws which left you some scraps or was it all done by carving and grinding?

-- Leafherder

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RajinCajun

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#6 posted 09-28-2015 07:11 PM

Your block should be big enough. Mine is nearly an end table.
Because of the spiral, I couldn’t use a saw. I tried, but had little success. I do have a power carver, but even that got tight fast. My Fein Multimaster worked well in coarse shaping. The gouges worked well, with a few scarey moments where I almost split it by being impatient.
Give yourself a couple of days and go for it. Send pictures when you’re done.

-- Its a HOBBY...I already have a job.

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muesli

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#7 posted 10-04-2015 07:38 AM

Very nice sculpting and it matches wonderful with a bonsai!

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