The story, for those unfamilar with the first entry, is that I was driving through the neighborhood. Truth be told I had the feeling there was going to be something I was going to find. Highly developed “Free-dar”. I happened upon a yard with the entire length of the sidewalk lined with quartered log sections of a massive maple tree and a sign exhorting me to take all I wanted. I was frustrated because most of the sections were massive. And when I went to toss one in the bed of th...
’Argaz Well here you have it….’Argaz (box), not just any box, but the starting of an ‘argaz….and so my Hebrew comes forth in the creating of this wooden piece of coffered ‘wood art’. Where does one start, when one goes for an idea to create and what is the process of gathering a design of images, that have been running freely throughout the airspace of the universe, since before even Abraham was told to number the stars in the heavens? And so I ...
Wooden Ageless Piquancy ....who lights the fire, that burns from within, to without, of yonder tree….? ——and so it ‘just is’, that on this morning of grace-full and many intended beginnings, that the silence of my hearts breath is heard among the awakening of dawn, till from out of the past i am encouraged to withhold from wood no-longer…. —-now i know that some would say ‘the way of wood’ is lost from view, but i will continue to...
Did some turning today…processed a number of maple rounds into bowl blanks…waxed the ends on the blanks and turned a few rough bowls with a few others. This clunker has some pretty good figure – and some rot too! Not sure what I’m going to do about the rot..I think I need to fill it with something (not the void – but the punky wood). I recall that Douglas posted something on the subject. I’ll have to track that down. Some of the blanks had figure a...
—-continued notes and thoughts, 2007-11-10 Cascading Files ....having come this way—-from my field of dreams, i soon realized that the form of medium—-was all-ready in my head, wood to be—-is as much of who i am as who i sought to be, so having settled that—-i was released to find the comfort of knowing peace…. Clarifications: —-on past notes that I have had to work through, so that I can further develop these images of ‘wood art’...
Upcoming Awards Event“Twice a year, LumberJocks.com hosts a Woodworking Awards Event. Watch for more details about how to participate and what the Awards Recipients will receive in honor of their woodworking abilities.” Categories: Not Just Any Box – There are boxes and then there are “boxes”. Whether are you are a beginning woodworker or a skilled craftsman a box can provide a challenge to bring your woodworking skills to a new level by mixing technique with artistry. It’s tim...
Trees of the Prophetic Coming along the path that unfolded before me, I cared not much to stop and chat with the individuals of personal habitats, that opened their doors and called me by name. Enter in with us and have a time of social hour, as we all sit drinking our coffee and spots of gin, while curling our toes around this fireplace mantle, with well re-hearsed lines of what might have been in the way back when….and so I pressed my way on. Keeping one’s vision in-tack c...
Topographical Tree Study and Giving Kudos #1: "Waundering at Topographics in Forests of Woods" --by RusticWoodArt
Waundering at Topographic’s in Forests of Woods Note: The following places, names and locations have or may have been changed to protect the rights and continued life, of the individuals involved, along with their need to coexist within the forests of wooden glens they call home….having said that, I continue.If one was to come and visit me in the fall and winter months, one might be surprised at all the books I surround myself with, on woodlands and forest in the New England ar...
Here are a few of the ROUGH bowls that have come off the lathe in the past few weeks (sorry about the lighting): A small cherry bowl: A slightly large, chunkier, and deeper cherry bowl: I nabbed a number of chunks of the neighbor’s maple that he was going to haul off. I tried to get ones with promise of figure. Here’s one that I turned the other day – and don’t I wish the whole blank had that curly figure!:
My wife bought me this Jet 1642 EVS lathe last month…I love it! She really likes bowls – thank goodness! She didn’t think that I should get the 14”er that I had been planning on for the past year or so… The first day that I went out to play (set it up and turn it on), it wouldn’t run! Turns out that it wouldn’t run off of the GFI circuit that runs to the shop…I had to run a new standard circuit out there from the panel in the house ̵...
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