After-Effects of Snow…. ....what can I add that these picture do not show-tell-speak forth them-selves….? I knew this one was coming so I had already closed the place up here on the outside, in regards to waiting on an icy breath of winters best. One must understand that it’s not the snow I have a problem dealing with, but the time spent on cleaning up after all the flakes of snow have had their party. So after having spent the day yesterday staying ahead of the storm,...
Wordy Wooder ....being born this way with a head filled full of words, and then next came the realization that my hands were created, to give expression to the images that swirled around within, while playing the part of verbal misfit, until the day my morning opened up and I saw wood…. One ought to ask them-selves first of all, who-what-where-when and how do I fit in? Without asking these questions that same one will fall prey, to all the other’s coming along and across one...
Woodish-Hand-Tool-Gathering down in BeanTown This Friday and Saturday any and all woodworkers who love workin’ the wood by hand, get a chance to see some new tool works coming forth from Lie-Nielsen Toolworks USA. ”Come see our new line of Inlay Tools in their first public appearance!” Along with this wonderful opportunity to get down into BeanTown, there is the added benefit of visiting the North Bennet Street School and also a chance to see live one on one demonstrat...
This is Pops’ advice That pain in arse customers can be a downer! I know first hand. I’ve been working for them for the last 25 years. Sometimes you just can’t tell until it’s too late, Other times you know there going to be a pain and you need the money so you just have to grin and bare it. Not all have been bad though, I’ve worked for some very good people too. Love everything you do and money on the spot, but I have a dozen or so stories from some of these ...
What a fantastic idea and first class all the way! It’s so amazing to me what technology and the internet has enabled us to do.I’ve always enjoyed reading magazine articles about other craftsman and seeing the different things they created. (This is so much better)It blows my mind that Tony over there in Finland is checking out our bar or if I ever felt the urge too make a guitar or something I have no clue about, I know where to go! (what a trip!)Looking forward to having some fun! P....
Stone and Wood ....study deep and go within, for in these inwards of stone and wood, beats the heart of my love’s in-flame, where naught but wight’s such as i can go for peace-full respite…. —-sing forth the study of my soul, i go a caroling within the depths of these here woods, while none there is that crosses my path as fair weathered fiend, but the arrow that flees to it’s point of yonder destiny…. —-why sitting here just now in mornings ...
Topographical Tree Study and Giving Kudos #4: "Obstreperous to Traditions of Workin' Wood" ---by RusticWoodArt
Obstreperous to Traditions of Workin’ Wood ....it is in the course of my daily meds, those inner pictures of imagination’s roaring meditation, that i am lost within the stillness of your soul, where finding the spirit in the tree speaks much of who i am…. —-tread lightly upon the heart of those who have no-taste, for poetic ‘verbal flowers’ that bring forth fruits of pleasure, in the hands of prophetic prophets drinking from wells of inspiration, givi...
I’m finding out the hard way, that in order to become a good finisher I need to be an even better refinisher!This has been a long road. I started out using a brush-on spar varnish and quickly realized that there had to be a better way. Now, there is nothing wrong with a brush-on finish except that a bar top is highly visible area and can show a lot of imperfections. Spray-on finishes are always going to give you the best finish. I’ve recently purchased a kremlin sprayer and love i...
Last weekend I made my first trip to a local lumber yard for the Holtzapffel bench project. After much deliberation, I had made a firm decision on White Ash as my choice of wood. I’ve not been to many lumber yards, and I’ve never gone to pick out my own rough-cut slices before, so this was quite exciting for me. In my haste, I planned poorly for the hauling of big, heavy woods and had to rent a Home Depot truck for the duration. I drive a Mazda3 which, while Zoom-Zoom and util...
We have a limited selection of hardwoods here in Alberta and the prospect of finding suitable pieces for turnings in stock with local suppliers is dismal.I have been on the prowl for a couple of years to track down and process some Manitoba Maple and last week I got pretty lucky.Quite by accident, on my way home, I noticed a felled M/maple(BOX ELDER) in a fellows’ yard.I whipped around the block and knocked on the door. The conversation went like this:Me- Are you going to use that w...
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