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...
Designer’s Evolution at having Livid Imagination What happens when the door is opened and ‘livid imagination’ meets the powers that are written in wood? ....these are the thoughts that transform my desire for design, much as the stretching of an old wineskin when new wine is poured in, and as my horizon is gone to vertical mode of jacob’s latter, i am culled out to release some jewels of what amasses within my head…. —-designer’s evolution is...
Imagination at Work ....clearing my head i reach for more space, and found in an-other canopy of needed growth, i start to breathe the intoxicating winds of high change, where all that i am is all that surrounds me here…. —-who speaks the language of trees, when all that surrounds me is the added moments of gathering more wood, and so those other’s preach of softwood and hardwood, while i am content to satisfy my longings of ‘old growth’.... —-when...
Terpsichore Foliage Waunderings ….finding the lightness of your weight, i was stopped in my tracks by the rightness of your step, as you swung to and fro with elliptical ecstasy, till after being inspired once again i gave thanks…. I came across this one last evening out in the woods, practicing the art of dance and was immediately captivated by the beauty of what was going on…. ....some have often wondered as to where I get my inspiration from and to those ...
Level Playing Fields of Granular Wood ….mindless matter passes my way, seeking to enthrall as all-ready enchant my senses, since why have the else of speaking words begun to slow down, as i am captivated by imagination in this atmosphere of wood…. —-wood lives with quality at being, wood loves as quietly being, wood gives quantity in being, wood allows me quantium of being…. —-and so it was that one day, i walked away from where all the dead gathered at...
The king is dead. A few weeks back, while we sure had some fierce gusts of wind, which caused my chess trellis to tip over. And while the (wood only) joinery of my trellis survived the impact with the ground (rocks and/or pottery) the wood itself did not. I found everything still together, save for the King himself. I originally intended to reattach it, but had the quick inspiration… a little poetic je ne sais quoi… some sort of “art (or hidden meaning) is in the e...
Etchings That Come From Wood ....and so twas at the closure of an-other day, while out walking my feet in forests of green, that the clomp-clomp mistaken plop-plop of rattled brain fraze, was awakened by the desire before my eyes of one such as you…. —-where i was coming from was of no-consequence before your ire, and that you had called to lead me here was now understood, since your trunk of structure gave me soundings of the rage, that was gathered inside your wood of stee...
Given my recent success with my carving projects. Granted they are simple and beginner level which fits me at this point. However, I have decided to up the ante and create a whole new set of challenges for my self. The photo below represents about six hours worth of work in layout, rough out and finally picking up a gouge. The piece is about 6 3/4” by about 8 1/2”. It is being made from a piece of 2×12 SPF that used to be a leveling block under our TV set in our old ho...
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