The Beauty of a Soul in Wood ….into the fire of your eye, ran the character of the wood, and who was there to welcome my goings, but the burnished steel of i…. —-my going was but a sweetness of golden syrup, and from the tap ran gallons of sap, so what was i a doing collecting, when the springs of spring sprung ambrosia…. ....that was then till in my now of days, i milled your sapwood looking for slabs, and in the soul of your heartwood you still held more...
Cora’s, a local Mexican restaurant went out of business recently. On my way back from the bearing shop with the new bits for my planer this past week I noticed a crew tearing the insides out. I stopped in and asked if I could look through their scrap pile for free wood, and as happens pretty much always here in west LA, they looked at me, shrugged their shoulders, and said “sure.” There’s wasn’t much, and nothing great, but the wood looked old, and I t...
Evolution and ‘Wood Art’ in the Process ”Show me an artist, who has not had to hack his own way through the cluttered groundwork of those who came before and I will show you one who does not know yet their beginning to ending.” ....and so I’m taking some time out, to write some more notes and thoughts here, as I sift through those cascading files within my mind, looking for ‘original idea’….for the ”Upcoming Awards Event” Category: Not...
In-DwelleR-EVIL Dis-Ease Follows Me ….i have all-ways been,this dis-ease that eats in-side,gnaws be-low my bark….—by flp ——————————————————————————————————————————————————...
....can I speak for WoodArt? ....creatures of the wood,invading darkness nests light,winged nascent being….—by flp ———————————————————————————————————————————————————...
The Revelation of Wood ....some folks would say we are known by the company we keep,i prefer to say that the company i keep is what’s penned on paper,and that my thoughts work them-selves out as word friends,until in the end i am gathered in the forest by my friends of wood…. ....so it might be that after i have some-day slipped the veil,that ones of few or many might start opening my books of thought,etchings of imagination’s greatest words that speak of wood drea...
I recently was referred to this site by Steve Good, who has a wonderful, comprehensive scroll saw forum and blog page. Although I have been doing woodworking for almost fifteen years, I have finally reached a point in my life where I am able to make it the main focus of my activities. Since my life revolves around my woodworking and business, I believe that this blog will reflect that very clearly, although it will also be somewhat personal. But I think that woodworking is very personal any...
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...
I went to the lumberyard today to check out the wood for my bench. For those who didn’t read my previous post(s), this is lumber that has been rejected by the timber export company for reasons unknown. Well today I learned that part of the reason the lumber is rejected is because it needs to be straight, knot-free, etc. the entire length of the board. When it’s not, the whole board is rejected (even though some of it might still be beautiful wood!). The manager of the yard had ...
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