First yew. Bending thick branch using hot water. Result.
So, back to the yew and the bending of the remains of the original trunk. In summary, I have tested two methods of bending thick branches_dead wood. 1. Method cut and close 2. Hot water to soften the wood to make it less resistant to bending (see the previous article for details ) After the bending and bit of carving Top jin_before the bending After. Detail As a hobby joiner I have always thought about bending thick branches using heat as this is very old technique used in joinery for centuries. Well, I should rather say using hot steam than just heat. In practice, I have simplified the thing even further and instead of using the hot steam I have used a boiling water. After this treatment I felt that the wood is "softer" and I was able to bend it. Definitely much less than I have hoped, though. I think that the hot steam would work much better nevertheless I would need quite different set up for this. Taking into acc
Ahoj Vlado, vôňu cítim až sem, trnka vyzerá super. Čistá akadama, alebo len na povrchu ?ReplyDelete
Díky, Rasťo. Akadama jen na povrchu. "Prošvihl" jsem termín na přesazení, tak jsem jen očistil vrchní část a dosypal. Jinak používám mix zeolit, akadama,pemza a nastřihanej rašeliník.Delete
Super Vlado. Radosť pozerať na kvety, najkrajšie obdobie roka pre nás.ReplyDelete