Bay Island Bonsai: Heavy Bending in Bonsai Intensive
Bill Valavanis: Valavanis styles a Maple bonsai using a Pine bonsai technique!
Bjorn Bjorholm: Scots Pine @ Bonsai Sense New 11-22-2016 Note: Notice the way they attached a piece of rebar to the side of the wooden growing box to act as an anchor for pully wires. Watch how they used this bar to move branches. There are other good tips on bending large branches to.
Bonsai Blog: Seok Ju Kim’s demo at Noelanders Trophy Watch how the artist bends very large branches with a come along strap over several hours.
Bonsai Focus: UNTIE THE SLIP KNOT WITH RYAN NEIL New 01-31-2017
Bonsai Otaku – Rocky Mountain Juniper: No Guts No Glory Article on bending Juniper branch with deadwood.
Bonsaibp’s Bonsai Blog: Rebar for bonsai?
Bonsai Empire: Juan Andrade’s Bonsai demo at WBC New 05-09-2017 Note: Notice how the artist anchored the tree to the turntable to keep it from moving. Also notice how he used a branch bender on the tree. Great instructional video.
Bonsai Empire: Bonsai demo by Mitsuo Matsuda New 05-09-2017 Note: Notice the use of a “cum-along” to help bend the largest branch downward. Also notice the use of “rebar” to help bend branches with the use of a pully. This is a great video to learn how to bend large branches.
BonsaiSallskapet: Basic Wiring Technique New 12-15-2016
Bonsai Tonight: Big Bend Article on bending large branches and the use of 2 linked jacks to bend branch.
Branch Bender Blog – RMBS Artist Todd Schlafer – Limber Pine Branch and trunk bending techniques
Craig Coussins: Heavy Bending Article on Chamaecyparis/ Hinoki Cypress
Dan Robinson: Gnarly bonsai wiring with Dan Robinson part 3
Dan Robinson: Gnarly bonsai wiring cont. by Dan Robinson pt 4
Dan Robinson: Bending large branch and separating live vein from Cedar.
El Tim at Generation Bonsai (Demo 2) by Bonsai Empire New11-06-2016 This is a great video on how to use a very large galvanized pipe and rebar at the same time to move a very large branch upwards with a spiral movement to it. Notice how the artist anchors the pipe. Also notice the use of burlap in conjunction with raphia. They also placed a short piece of heavy copper wire on top of a branch to be used later to pull the branch up. A great idea!
Graham Potter: Bending Techniques on Scott’s Pine Video
Graham Potter: Bonsai Tree Styling – Yamadori Spruce Bonsai New 12-05-2016
Graham Potter: Bonsai Tree Styling Scots Pine – Heavy Duty! Video New 12-04-2016 Note: Notice the use of a spacer on the tree and how the tree is anchored to the pot to prevent movement while wiring and bending the large branches.
Graham Potter: Bonsai Wiring Part 2-The Burning Question
Graham Potter: Copy of Bonsai Wiring – Not For Dummies New 08-10-2017
Hans Karamotto: The Story of “The Elephant” Bonsai Part I. By Hans van Meer. New 07-31-2017
Kenneth Moore: Branch Bender Video
Marcus Watts IBC Member: Juniper Rigida – turning a branch into a trunk
Max IBC Member: Mighty mugo
Nigel Saunders: Wiring Very small Bonsai branches, Nov 2015 New 07-08-2017
Orlando Bonsai: Bending large branches with Raffia Video
Orlando Bonsai: How to Bonsai – Basic Wiring Technique
Peter Tea: Pushing the Limit
Peter Tea: Rebar Basic on Black Pine Great article by Peter showing you how to bend a trunk using rebar.
Ryan Neil – Workshop Bending Video
Ryan Neil – Ryan Neil Workshop Bending Techniques
Suthin Sukosolvisit – Juniper 4
Walter Pall: Walter and Alex bend very old trunk of mugo pine
Walter Pall: What to do with a straight black pine?
Will Baddeley: Bonsai Artist – Demonstration – Styling Two Scots Pines – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 New 12-02-2016 Note: Notice the use of Raffia, Pulley’s, Rebar and Turnbuckles all used at the same time! Great video on learning to use these tools to make bending large branches easier.