I'm getting ready to do my first grafting, and wanted to see if any of you had recommendations or tips on making this a successful project. Here's what I have in place so far: 1.) I have 75 Acer palmatum seedlings, 3/16" caliper, in 3" pots to use as understock. These were delivered dormant in early Dec. and kept outside. I brought them into the studio, temp at 65 degrees, watered well, and put them in a sunny window. I'm anticipating 2-3 weeks of these warm temps and sunlight will cause them to break dormancy? Q - How far along does the understock need to be before you graft? 2.) Bought a Japanese grafting knife from Hida Tool. Supposed to be the real thing. 3.) Bought a roll of grafting tape - looks easier than trying to use the rubber bands. Also bought some grafting wax to seal up the cuts. 4.) Bought some 8" x 2" plastic bags to put over the scions once they're grafted - plus twisty-ties. 5.) Bought concave Bonsai pruners to lop off the understock once the scions take. Also from Hida Tool. 6.) Scions will come from my existing JM collection. Any thoughts or input would be appreciated. Anyone else grafting this year? If so, how are your preparations coming?? Thanks!