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The Best of 'Wood Art" #10: "Polyporus betulinus" --by RusticWoodArt

01-11-2008 02:56 PM by frank | 4 comments »

Polyporus betulinus ....just thought I would post a shot of one of my keepers of the ideas that fungi around inside my head, before manifesting their molds of desire in the mind-full beauty of ‘wood art’…. And so if any want to follow, then here’s a short course in General Mycology….or as some may say,....WHO-ology and WHAT-ology….! Walking the woods and gathering wood is not the only thing I gather, since what good is wood unless ones starts to un...

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Why I Don't Build "Mission"; Showing Support for the Studio Furniture Movement

12-31-2007 05:04 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 8 comments »

- – - – - – - – - – - – - – -——- – - – - – - -—- – - – -——- ——- – -—— -—- – - – - – - – —- – - – - – - – - – -— Mission vs. Arts & Crafts, What’s the Difference?: Recently, I posted a project here called an “Arts & Crafts Entry Table”. here is the l...

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The Best of 'Wood Art" #9: "Prepping the Wood" --by RusticWodArt

12-31-2007 02:25 PM by frank | 4 comments »

....furthering my ganders, as one would take on examining their progress in the principles of what it take to work the wood by hand! Some-times it does my soul best to just stop and take an inventory of what is happening here with the tools and the wood. Many are the stages of phases that go into the making of a piece of ‘wood art’....design, working the wood by hand, but there all-ways is the need to pay attention to the care and detail of my tools and wood. Further Notes on: ...

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The Best of 'Wood Art" #8: "Expressions of Wood Milieu" --by RusticWoodArt

12-30-2007 03:40 PM by frank | 4 comments »

Expressions of Wood Milieu ....continuing on the journey here with wood ripping gusto, is soon found to be a harmony of the joys of hand to wood, only separated by the fine steel blade of my 13” 9TPI pull handsaw. No-dust collection system needed here, no-dangers of kickback, no-need to break my bank savings, no-need for ear protection, (although one would want to wear eye protection) no-wondering about the what if’s when certain thoughts cross the mind of the male populatio...

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The Best of 'Wood Art" #7: "1 Sun-6.76 Bu x 3 Sun-3.52 Bu x 8 Shaku-4.69 Bu" --by RusticWoodArt

12-29-2007 02:56 PM by frank | 3 comments »

1 Sun-6.76 Bu x 3 Sun-3.52 Bu x 8 Shaku-4.69 Bu The Multi-Purposed 2×4—-Notes:1.) ....hand sawing, (ripping) the species of wood, (white oak) out of a slab that was mill-cut from a tree some years ago…. 2.) ....this piece of white oak is at the moment, still in 2’‘x6’‘x9’ of it’s original condition….after having previously hand sawed, (cross-cut) 1’ in length from one end….3.) ....there is a nice crack in the wood, running for 4&#...

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