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Pine trees made easy
Henk
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 02:21 AM UTC
Charles King shows us how he makes pine trees from scratch.



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 03:22 AM UTC
Hmmm, my grandmother emigrated from a small town near Charles called Aspa Boda. Small world. And great-looking trees.
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 08:39 AM UTC
Graet information. Short and to the point. Well presented.

Why, though, do you paint before applying the preservative? I would think it would be better to preserve then paint.

Thanks for putting this together...
ti
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 09:02 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Graet information. Short and to the point. Well presented.

Why, though, do you paint before applying the preservative? I would think it would be better to preserve then paint.

Thanks for putting this together...



The idea of painting before preserving was to have a matt base for the paint to adhere to otherwise it might lossen up. I maybe wrong, but you can try the other way round if it suits you. As I mentioned, there are more ways to skin a cat.

Like to apologies for the quality of the pics. The article was done many years ago.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 - 10:58 AM UTC
Must say I like the bark look achieved with the staining, and also appreciate the total home-madeness of it I've been thinking about some tiny trees for a base I need to make, and this has made me think some more.

Actually it reallly made me laugh: after softening us up with the picture of the tiny hand grinding tool at the start, that photo suddenly pops up of the full-on industrial grinder. . .
ErikHagglund
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 - 11:36 AM UTC
Bra jobbat! Nicely done Charles. Great job as usual. Thought you had dissappeared completely from us.
ti
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Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 03:25 AM UTC

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..Actually it really made me laugh: after softening us up with the picture of the tiny hand grinding tool at the start, that photo suddenly pops up of the full-on industrial grinder. . .



I know. Actually I wasn't referring to it although it might have looked like I was insinuating.
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2009 - 06:06 AM UTC
Great technique Charles!

It's just what I've been looking for so I can complete a dio. I'm working on. Much appreciated!
ti
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 04:12 AM UTC
I'm glad you found it useful Erik. Thank you. I think this method is a very easy one compared to many others I have read. But that is an individual's point of view of course.
jasondiggs
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Posted: Friday, July 17, 2009 - 01:55 PM UTC
Congratulation on job well done. The bark on those pines look awesome. Love the scene too in your pictures.
ti
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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2009 - 07:46 PM UTC
It would be nice to hear from those that have actually used this article. I would like to know how it turned out. Are you satisfied with this method or was it too complicated? I like to hear what people thought as this is something I do not see from other features. This will encourage others as well. Thanks