Colors of a Walkabout ....okay, lets take some time out today,and get away,into the forest of green wooden inlay…. So today we are going to slip away from chainsaws and slabbin’ at wood, where in order to stay sharp, I’ve decided to go on a ‘walkabout’. Grab your hiking boots and we’ll pick up a stout walking stick along the way, leave your cares back at my doorstep, while we pass the time of day with the beauty of wood. Greenest of greens overwhel...
Slab Wood Tales ....in the working of the wood, the stories of those who came before me, are revealed as enlightened nuggets of wisdom, where ‘ancient ones’ give thanks by offering to tell me their tales…. So today I thought I would travel some ground….or is that lay some ground work here and post some pictures. I’m going to throw in a plug here and say thanks to Zooomr for all their work that they have done, and have made available to all. Using this site ...
McCulloch Super 33 In writing this story about “Slabbin’ at Wood’, I have thought to include stories on: 1. Safety a) ....and you will hear me talking off safety till you probably get sick of the ‘safety’ word. However with and when working with chainsaws, I am a believer that safety first on the job, will likewise take you home safely at last! b) ....I was also taught that the average audience when being talked to will need to hear the point you are m...
Work Smart, Work Safe, and Live to Work The Wood ....so where does it all begin, this thing I call slabbin’ at wood? What must one do? I’m sure we all know the how-when-where-why questions, and so after coming to terms with questions and answers such as these….one then goes out and sharpens their ability on the learning curve of belief. Now one may ask about the word ‘belief’, and rest assured we all believe in some-thing and in this case our belief of beli...
Next weekend (Sept. 29th) Rick and I are headed to the Woodstock Wood Show. This wood show is supposedly the largest one held in Canada. And that’s pretty cool, since it is local! I will be talking with some of the company representatives as well as drooling over some of the tools and watching some demonstrations. Are any of my fellow Ontarians going to attend? I think the plan is to go in the afternoon, since I’ve heard that the crowds are smaller then. Also, I’d lik...
Old Growth and Farm Living ....well I mean what can I say, farm living is working and selling, while finding time to look for some old growth//ancient ones and then workin’ at slabbin’ some tree blanks…. A little artistic enhancement added to an old growth mailbox…. ....no Home Depot mailbox holder stand here. Cut this one out of the woods some years ago, left the bark on and planted the trunk in the ground. No-more veggies for sale though, berries are pas...
Old Growth and the Ancient Ones ....’old growth’ that I have found! While out Sunday afternoon in the forest here, we (my wife and I) set out to discover some new territory in the surrounding habitat of the woods and I happened to come upon some pines that were growing on an eastern slope of a hill. At the bottom of a ravine I first spotted an old pine that had escaped the logging crews of yesteryear. At first I thought this one was the only one out there, but after looking ...
Blogging at “Eastern Thought” ”Building the Timber Frame House” —by Ted Benson and Part 1 the Past, chapter 1; page 3….Ted writes; ”If Japanese carpentry was highly evolved, it was also fiercely competitive. The craft was developed within a family guild system that maintained tight security over construction techniques and strict authority concerning procedure among it’s members. Intense rivalry between the major guilds had the positive effect of keeping the sta...
Opening the Matrix ....it was in a seize the moment of size, that i found my oneness of redemption, where working wood has be-come the sole plate, and in my depth of wood soul i am completed…. —-how far one travels on this path,is but the understanding of how wide can i adjust, since the many will be found standing at the sidelines of tradition, speaking of what can and how should i finish my course…. —-while there once was a listening to these other’s, ...
Hey LumberJocks. Many of you probably know that Festool is a one of our major sponsors over at The Wood Whisperer.Well, as part of our new sponsorship agreement, I was able to arrange for a monthly giveaway. Every month, one lucky winner will receive a brand new Festool tool. You can read all the details HERE. We are calling it The FesCOOL challenge. Yeah, its corny I know. There is a relatively easy challenge question that you must get right in order to be entered, but other than th...
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