(The following is reposted from my personal blog, Toward Simple. You can view the original post by clicking here.) Finally, I have finished a couple of small woodcraft pieces made from reclaimed objects. I forgot just how fulfilling it is to work with little more than a few pieces of wood, limited tools, and one’s own hands and imagination. I’m beginning to think of the salvaged materials I’ve been gathering – wooden pallets, fenceposts, etc. – as small to...
So here’s my latest project: My wife sent me a link to this night stand for $319.00 – So it was the inspiration piece: So with some left over wood, some rescued shelving, some old shutters, and $4 at the hardware store for a magnetic stop & a knob for the door – Here’s her new night stand (her birthday present) which she likes very much! Actually my first attempt at a drawer. You can’t see it very well in the picture but the sides are bead board. In t...
This was my Saturday project. Should’ve been pretty simple but it actually gave me some problems. For one thing it ended up being about an inch shorter than I had planned because trying to get it to sit flat turned out to be the biggest challenge. I know most of you have been there at one time or another. Ok.. just a little off here… oops… that was too much etc. etc… Here’s some pics. The legs and top pieces are cut and ready: I used a clamp to hold the le...
the little oak version of its bigger brother: This one started its life as a pew in a Manchester, NH church. (They opted to replace their pews, c. 1950, for chairs that could be rearranged as needed, and contacted the original builder in the Guild of NH woodworkers to donate the wood. I was the fortunate recipient of two 12’ long pews. Original post on the subject. ) When I dismantled them, one of the seats split along a glue line leaving me these to ponder what to do with. Lu...
Here’s an interesting article of how this woman wanted to create the largest wooden ship of the century:Kea Tawana: Woman Shipwright And here is a more recent article about her.
Awakened In Your Gobi ....it seems as if i am teller of tales that bears your beauty forth,why am i so woodly anomic when all your warmth of hue surrounds me,culler of the art that comes from hand-tooling your existence of being,while faith-fully noted are the cracks of character that provide story…. ....planed from the start by gouges that wrought some sense of stability,your spoken desire was what soon caught the attention of my ears,and what if my hands started breathing wi...
Mulled Wood ....your yearning smites me, as from wood and tea i’m drawn, smoothed by time i mull….—by flp Delight-full pieces here as I draw an image, deep from the forest and bring some of this together with a gods drink. The wood above is: ....white oak, which I made into a counter top, finished with shellac and poly….what you see in the background, (and very little of it) is some re-claimed two hundred old barn board, (plus some years, but who’s c...
Workin’ Wood at Haiku ....the last snow-flake falls,box of wood splays my beauty,pedals blow grace-full….—-by flp From where I’m coming from….it’s all-ready written in the wood…. Thank you.GODSPEED,FrankRusticWoodArt email@example.com://frank.wordpress.com/ —”....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”
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