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Carving the main trunk of the Hornbeam
Taking a break for 5 minutes!
Luka, looking on at the progress of the styling on his tree
Another hour, and another stump had been reduced (top-right of the tree), and the foliage reduced further.
Carving down inside one of the trunks in order to hollow it out.
Video showing me working my way around the trunk-tops/stumps, removing a lot of wood with a powerful Metabo die-grinder.
Using a wire-brush to remove the wood-chips and dust from the hornbeam, this was carried out regularly so I could see where I was carving.
After 6 hours of carving and pruning, the rough shape of the Hornbeam, as a bonsai, was beginning to appear. The first styling session was complete and it was time to clean up for the day.