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...
Splaying For Maple ….one wood as i am,wood house of the mighty ones,splayed color environs….–by flp ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————...
Redolent Tease ....sugar maple wood, vase of nosegay by beauty, backdrop weathered grey….—by flp ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————...
Trading In….; ‘Beauty For Ashes’ ....achromatic grey, stirred by your whisper i squall, i process too end…..—by flp —————————————————————————————————————————————————&...
Two Maples….One Pine, and…. ....so i stepped outside to the wonders of an outdoor workshop, where some trees where culling my name, having not much time to pass with endless chatter, i reached down and turned my cell-phone off…. —-silence….. ....and so i went up last week and payed my respects to an old friend, one much wiser then me in all the ways of wood, who welcomed me back since our meeting of last fall, while even now this one is busy in the givin...
Rived Quercus alba ....as wood is rived, so a tree shows forth one’s inner strength, by his//her own choosing is man cleaved, by the criticism he//she creates…. —-show me a tree that hides from on-coming winds, and i will show you a man already wrapped in cerecloth, while i marvel at the hands of the mighty oak held high, i but stand in awe of that one who’s genetic dna creates within a critique of scars…. —-the trees i have known are gentle giants...
Dyads of Black and White ....they rode the east wind, dyadic of black and white, decorous i am….—by flp —————————————————————————————————————————————————————...
Where Dreams Are Made ....never having a thought to lay down and rest, i was culled from the era’s of past, into the days of what might be called future quest, and so from this forum i soon was caught out as blest….—by flp How one goes about ending a hard days work, is just as important as how one starts a day of hard work! I all-ways give thanks in the mornings for the opportunity to work….and, then when my day is done, I give thanks for the day. And did I al...
Doldrums Complaisance and Working the Wood ....when a man//woman walks the walkabout, where does the mind of one such as this, get past the wall of memories that have been taught, so that one can break free and waunder the horizons of time…. —-i am the outcome of what has been sealed up within a box, till one day i saw that the box was only what other’s had dreamed up, to keep me in my place of doldrums complaisance, those dreams that often turned into the nightmares o...
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