The king is dead. A few weeks back, while we sure had some fierce gusts of wind, which caused my chess trellis to tip over. And while the (wood only) joinery of my trellis survived the impact with the ground (rocks and/or pottery) the wood itself did not. I found everything still together, save for the King himself. I originally intended to reattach it, but had the quick inspiration… a little poetic je ne sais quoi… some sort of “art (or hidden meaning) is in the e...
Was running out of daylight to take pictures in, so I had to finish quick… here’s the pieces: and here's the project
I am just getting into Joinery and I was looking for programs that offer Joinery. There is a school that offers Joinery in my area (from what I was told that is rare enough) and I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on if its worth it to go here.Quite an investment I must say.I was looking at http://www.teachwoodworking.com and they have links to the programs I was looking at attending.Thanks in advance for your help. Just
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...
Art-Full Wood Rats ....and so today i am going straight for the soul of the word and writing as one can when they are expelling multi-words ‘off the cuff’ of their heart…. Yes, there are times more often then not, when I will write and milk the word to get at the heart of it’s meaning and then while sitting here waiting for a heady froth, I will go for a twist in the meaning to see if I can get outside the box and examine the art-full word in a new way of meaning...
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...
I somehow missed the part where the teacher showed how to make a compound miter joint—I think I was stuck on the previous exercise. After coming home, I spent some time just futzing around trying to figure out how he did the cuts for the joint so quickly. I ended up getting lazy and calling my architect dad for help with a hand-cut friendly approach. As a software programmer my spatial sense isn’t anything to brag out, my brain works in code. As for my dad, he’s always been ...
Sculptured Words Bring Forth Sculptured Works of Wood —-as i have so often stated in my memories of talks with those many fine other’s that i come into contact with, along this way of golden fairways, that belongs to the out-croppings of sculptured vista’s of peaked out glory images, where my hand is all set to record the many stories that draw from the wealth-full wells of bount-i-full beings…. —-those ones that i hear speaking the words of wisdom, as i am in...
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...
—-more thoughts on, Wood Cognition ....and in this walking out the lay of land, I sat a while and took some thought, this tea of wood is quite the drink, all filled with herbs of heady moss…. —-till in the sitting i soon was shown, that much we pass is soon not seen, and then i knew the why of wisdom hid, since each must learn out of cisterns they have filled…. I was sitting here looking into this spot of wood space, while thinking of the coming days ahead...
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