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...
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...
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