Hi Youtube is Mr. Bonsai Friends regularly ask “what tools to start bonsai, in a not expensive way”. I always say that a pair of shears and a tweezers are enough! That’s it As you work on small compositions only I’ll show you what I started with That’s my first scissors or shear This shear is about 10 euros in supermarkets For gardening but not specifically for bonsai If it cuts and it’s shaped to access branches, it’s perfect. Second element if you want to work a little in the detail … Tweezers, with a spatula is always better to work the land and moss. But you know, a little tweezers is enough. for the wire. A thin copper wire or aluminum wire to prepare the pots or make the first wiring, and with the cutter… it will cut the wire and with the flat portion to tighten to start some big stuff a small saw the basic one Now if you want to take it a little more seriously, we must equip not only the tools are more suitable, but they also contribute to the pleasure
provided by the making of bonsai here’s a little unboxing of my new tools These tools are bought in Japan, made in Japan, I will detailed them one by one. of course with tools of this quality, a small kit is required So here is in what I will put my new tools. Once unpacked and it looks like this. It has 6 tools that will help us to do almost anything. first the bonsai scissors I chose a fairly standard shear which can be used for all tasks It will help us to cut small and medium branches and cut the roots. Then the tweezers, the same as before. it is quite long with the spatula at the end we have already seen it in my previous videos then a wire cutter adapted to a wire up to 2mm with the size of my compositions I rarely use larger one. it is also a clamp that unlike the DIY clip is composed only of a blade thus allowing easier access to wire when it is already positioned. with this cutter cuts are net so you do not scratch your fingers. this clamp will cut the wire to 2mm, if you need to cut something bigger you will need a slightly larger cutter. the concave cutter this clip is made in a particular way on the outside it is completely flat which allows to make very clean cuts and the angle of attack of the cutter facilitates the cuts on the trunks. By cutting in succession we can do neat, clean cuts Last a Jin pliers which can also be used to tighten the wire. So, personally I use it with the wire cutters on all my works preparations pots and ligatures. It will allow us to fix the trees more efficiently and its tapered shape enables us to get closer without damaging the trees. it is well formed, it is very convenient, and it sits well in the hand. Last tool: chopsticks. they are essential when repotting to get all the soil under the roots and leave no air pockets. also to place the moss in some delicate places So here, 6 tools that allow you to level up and gain accuracy For all these clips and equipment I put links in the description in order to find and buy them outside of the cutters and scissors some other essential tools you saw it every time soil scoops of different sizes according to the compositions which enable you to deposit soil in the right spot. A sieve with several grills that allow you to adjust your substrates sizes and prepare soil mix Depending on your collection and your desires adapt your tools to your work there is no absolute rule Finally, a turntable this may be the thing to get first because it is so convenient You will see that for buying your first equipment thirty euros is required in terms of advanced full kit, you will need a budget around 200 euros. I hope you enjoyed this video please like it, share share it and subscribe I’ll be back soon with new compositions A bientôt !