Written In and By Wood ....and so I capped the ending of last evening with a short walk in the woods, short walking is not like waundering and means I was only gone for about two hours, but then that also includes about an hour of just sitting in silence and hearing what the forest had to say. On the subject of ‘waundering’ let me just add, that all who waunder are not lost, but then some also ‘waunder’ as having slipped the veil….explanation, well maybe in an...
The Silence of Moments ....this passion of the wood that sits before my eye as i, has never stopped sharing the breathing of my circular quest, and were i to give momentum to praise found in heavens sky, then just so shall be also be this silence that bequeaths my best…. ....in the silence of moments such as this, there is known the more of power, then all the words that have ever been spoken to diss, and so i opened my mouth and tasted an hour of flower…. And als...
This 26 minute woodworking video illustrates a complete project from start to finish. You will see the principles of loose tenon (or floating tenon) joinery applied to make a sturdy tool stand. Shown in the video: Stock preparation using the planer and jointer. Making legs, aprons, and cross members for the project. Mortising on the router table. Having a repeatable setup for mortising by using a modified tenon jig. Efficient mortising technique – this project has 32 mortises. The...
Wood Bench, Wood Joinery and Lookin’ for Bear After finishing up with cutting some logs yesterday and then clearing brush with my wife, I still felt the need to get some relaxation by doing some trail ridding. So after asking my wife if she wanted to come along, which is really a no-brainer since she’s all-ways ready for the woods….it was off on the atv. ....and so we ended up here at this spot which sets at one of the high points of our land, in what we refer to as out i...
I couldn’t resist doing a blog on this. I have no illusions of winning the contest given the competition and since the whole idea of LJ is to share I wanted to do just that. So…no cards close to the chest here…I’m showing my hand. Many of you have seen the bridge in our garden. I built it as a “temporary” solution 8 years ago from some leftover fence. Well it’s starting to show its age and I figure it will be great to kill two birds with one stone....
Anisotropic is Wood ....stilled by the beauty of this moment, i am increased in size by my understanding of wood, by the elements of being anisotropic along the grain lines of direction of movement, there yet remains the reciprocally of perpendicular axis…. —-these are they that seek to overtake me, along my path of waundering dimensions, caused in part by my make up of being a cellular fiber individual, who according to my growth rings which also rotate with respect to mois...
Just found this great resource for traditional Japanese joinery. Lots of good pictures and some nice projects he’s done there too. Found it via this page after a google for tome tsugi. Enjoy! Here is a VRML viewer for the animations
Working Hands Make Good Progress ….and so here i go again,sliding across the grains of wood,kicking up some sawdust as i plough a plane,looking to be fitted in tight for all good…. And so it was that Tuesday evening I managed to get this one finished up and started tweaking the saw to achieve it’s height of perfection, in the midst of cutting for ‘wood joinery’. One could call this one a ‘dovetail saw’....’sliding dovetail saw’....’push...
I’m going to try and enter my next project into the wood joinery contest. I’m going to try and modify the Rockler music box plan to satisfy the wood joinery requirements. I think the challenge is going to be the sides. So I’m looking for ideas on how to joint the sides. They call for simple miter joints but that won’t work for the wood joinery contest. Please comment with any ideas. http://images.rockler.com/rockler/images/41898-md.jpg This picture shows a glass ...
Handwork in Progress:—-’at making a …..’ ....and so this one here is a work in ‘the process’ which should be done today or tomorrow, depending on what and where my kayak decides to go today! Not getting much time in the shop at the moment, as the powers that be….those gods of the water are taking my time and once in the grip of their clutches, kayak and I are one. Summers in NH can be short and so I use and plan, along with being spontaneous for...
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