Privet Bonsai: Carving 3 Trunks Into 1

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The Privet bonsai seen from above, before and after carving.

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Using my Makita die-grinder, I hollowed out the three trunks, removing the inside-curves of each trunk, as indicated on the diagrams on page 1 of this article.

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The wood on the exterior curves was left to create a hollow 'shell'.

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And the wood on the inside of the tree was blackened by scorching it with a gas-torch, accentuating the hollow.

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After carving and refining the wood, I wired and positioned the shoots to begin the process of building a branch structure.

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