I find myself on the drive into work this morning looking at the world through a new set of eyes: everywhere I look all the sudden I see scraps of usable wood going to waste: burn piles, stray fence boards, stacks of broken shipping pallets, old furniture destined for the landfill. Would it be obsessive if I said I have an entirely new appreciation of twigs? It just seems to be everywhere and one of those things I didn’t notice before being bitten by the woodworking bug. I want to...
Escaping a Brain Freezin’ MeltDown With WoodArt ....what you must understand is that here I am sitting this morning before this crazy computer screen and all these figures of dimensions on my desk….blueprints, sketch designs, numbers and more numbers, while I put together an order for an up and coming renovation. This is not the part of the job I like and so I am giving thanks that the numbers are all starting to finally come together. It’s a rainy day here and as I ta...
Logged Off ‘Wood Art’ Treasure ....silent and screaming at all of now, i went far from those who tried to define me, after all since i am my own definition, why should i let other’s impose their stories upon me…. —-and over time i came to realize the need for being more, more about being about my own artistic relevance to capturing art, art is the purpose of style that co-inhabits with who i am, played out after staying up for ages inside my head…. ...
Colors That New Hampshire and Japan Share The peak time of year Each September and October people from all over the world come to New Hampshire to see the fall foliage and take a foliage tour. Only two places in the world, New Hampshire and we’re told parts of Japan, have the unique combination of climate and topography that results in this brilliant foliage, but nowhere does the landscape, from mountains to the lakes and sea, provide a better vantage point to see the colors.....w...
Surrounded by Wood Yep it’s coming, just as the squirrels are gathering their nuts, I’m busy bringing in this seasons winter firewood, to be ready for the long drawls of snow that will soon be gracing the land. So the other day found me out in the woods….hmmm, doesn’t about everyday find me out in the woods? Well so be it, there I was cutting up some leftovers on a part of section that had some blow-down and being around 4:00 or so, a rock wall grabbed my attenti...
At Pivot Point of Horizontal and Vertical —-have you yet wondered what is at the point of pivot here, where I tilt my saw from horizontal in a continuous downward motion to reach a place of vertical cut? I must confess that the terms here ‘horizontal’ and ‘vertical’ can lead to many understandings, so I am going to try and narrow down what I am talking about here. This will lead me out again, today and over the weekend to shoot some more photo’s so th...
Going from Horizontal to Vertical in Freehand ....so here we go again, best grab your safety glasses, mickey mouse ears and put your chaps on, as we journey outside into the wonder-full world of workin’ with wood…. Safety is: 1) eye protection2) ear protection3) leg and groin protection....and….if we were entering the woods to take some trees down…. 4) head protection! Safety is; having a good mental disposition….or right mindset! Safety is unde...
Homelite 26 LCS and more….. ....and so I thought I would toss in a few more photo’s of the Homelite 26 LCS model chainsaw, along with some shots of the gear reduction drive system, 2.75:1, that it used…. ....and along with the belt reduction, one will also notice the external plumbing line for the oiler, at the entry way into the chain bar. The oiler was manual, and thumb operated and while checking this one out on Saturday afternoon , I can affirm that pump is sti...
Homelite 26 LCS I thought I would post an-other one of my collected chainsaws here from the bygone days of ‘golden oldies’.... ....and when one really gets to studying these ‘beasts’, one can also much more appreciate where we are today, with chainsaws in terms of safety, (don’t you just love the safety word) weight, horsepower and ease of the cut in the wood…. ....the Homelite 26 LCS was introduced in 1951 and discontinued in 1953…. ...
I Am Counting….200 PLUS Yes that’s right, 200 plus Blog Stories here at LJ and so I want to say thank you Martin…. Thank you Martin for making this site here at LJ such a user friendly place and for offering the ability that you have added in here for bloging….and yes, I do love blogging! Thank you Martin for the features you have provided to also be able to not only blog, but to also post the photos that make blogging….a wonder-full photo blogging exper...
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