Bi-level Shohin Stands II 2012

That was so much fun I wanted to do it again. It was time for the Shohin Convention again and I though I would try my hand at selling again. These were going to be super simple and were going to be pretty quick to build. I cut out all the parts as a batch and started to glue them up. Black walnut is the medium again. You know it’s funny, I make so many stands from black walnut but never have any for myself. Damn, I sold all of these!

Four stands being constructed at one time. $$$$$$

The edge profile on these.

The tops and the base units all sanded up. Now to run a bunch of sticks and sand them all up. Believe it or not, making all the sticks and decorations on these stands is what eats up the wood. You can take a board 8 feet long and five or six inches wide and cut it up just to make the legs for four of these stands. walnut is about 6 dollars a board foot and a board that size would be about 3 to 4 board feet. About twenty dollars just for legs and posts!

Now it is time to mate the tops to the bottoms. I build a jig to do this to keep everything straight. I have seen them in shows that are not. It ain’t pretty.

The finishing is started now.

A few of my trees on the stand.

One of my stands owned by Inga Wolfe, a BIB member at Shohin Seminar

Posted December 14, 2019 by California Bonsai Art

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