Jubilant Glory-Be ....detritus wood fiber,as i shift through these un-sorted images,that have a way of re-minding me of my topographic with beauty,where out here i am caught between two worlds….—by flp ———————————————————————————————————————...
Elan of Golden Wood ....taste-full is my mirth, i sing the songs of tree notes, elan of golden wood…. —by flp ———————————————————————————————————————————————————̵...
It has been really stormy here for the month of June. While not good for some and devastating for the family down the road where a large maple tree turned their new SUV into 2 compact cars—it is a treasure trove for a wood scavenger like me. While we are waiting for me to ignore my paying gig for a day and scavenge some suitable logs for the stool project, I though this might be a good time to go over the tools we wiil need besides the usual lathe and chisels. Key to achieving authen...
Wood From An-Other’s Wood Bin ....and, the beauty that comes from knowing there is a place that I fit in…. ....my days are filled with the ever increasing knowledge that this thing I call wood and working, is my place of having found peace within the cosmic center of my universe…. ....spalted maple; 38’’ wide x 3-1/2’’ thick and 7’-8’ in length and, this is one that I am working on in the evenings here in my outside 360 de...
1965 – 2003 I’ve been a casual, beginner-level woodworker since learning some basics in high school shop class, but now I find myself living on a farm with a small orchard of about 3 dozen walnut trees. A tree expert (easy to find those here in Oregon) told me they’re English walnut grafted onto Black walnut rootstock and were probably planted in the 1930’s. So, Lumberjock buddies, can any of you tell me whether the trunks of these trees are Black walnut or ...
Druthers of Wood ....esoteric, rar-i-fied forms for wood art,realms of vision….—by flp ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————...
....can I speak for WoodArt? ....creatures of the wood,invading darkness nests light,winged nascent being….—by flp ———————————————————————————————————————————————————...
The Beauty of a Soul in Wood ….into the fire of your eye, ran the character of the wood, and who was there to welcome my goings, but the burnished steel of i…. —-my going was but a sweetness of golden syrup, and from the tap ran gallons of sap, so what was i a doing collecting, when the springs of spring sprung ambrosia…. ....that was then till in my now of days, i milled your sapwood looking for slabs, and in the soul of your heartwood you still held more...
Glamdring and Hard-Rock Sugar Maple So shall we begin….as in a continuation of Hobbit stories for those who waunder much of their life in the woods and glens of the Dark Forest…..Mirkwood. Here is a picture of a froe-saw-sword-hammer that will from hence-forth be known by the name of ’Glamdring’. Glamdring was a Noldorian sword, that was first used by Turgon; king of Gondolin in the Battle of the Unnumbered Tears, (Nirnaeth Arnoediad)....during the Years of th...
Over a series of blog entries I’d like to present a project that builds turning skills, has very low materials cost, is fun to do, and the kids and grandkids will love it too The project is a wood stool with turned frame components and a woven rush seat. The basic materials for the turned frame components are likely to be free and might even be in your firewood pile at this moment.But first a little background. I learned this technique from Temple Blackwood an awesome turner and a great...
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