WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #49: Shaker Styling With Wood and....

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Shaker Styling With Wood and....

….shaker styling pine,
wood history wrote in knots,
wedding gift for friend….

—by flp


….ah the peace that comes from workin’ the wood,
and knowing that there is some-thing much bigger then i-thing,
when it all comes down to what goes on in a wood-workers life,
the simple works of ‘wood art’ transpire the need to acquire more,....

….i have sat at the edge of the world where the many pass on by,
till what was giv-in’ back was less talk-in’ with words of mouth,
and the lesson i learned is that a wood-workers hands are the pen of writing,
for an artist of wood there is only the matter of writing words in grains of wood….

—by flp

Simple tools and simple wood, but what the hands do, is what workin’ the wood is all about….

....this piece of pine is about 6 years old and has been sitting in my barn and waiting….

....and waiting. Till one day recently it spoke out to me and said, ....’’ Frank I’m the one ’’.... I am all-ready getting-feed back that this friends soon to be wife is all excited about this bench, and I didn’t even know she liked Shaker style, which only goes on to prove my point that the wood all-ready knows it all….

....and then at the end of the day I find its easier to think in black and white…. there is still some more tweaking of the wood and a yet to be decided finish to be used on this one.

Thank you.

”….work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 07-30-2009 04:25 AM

Glad to see ya back Frank

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 07-30-2009 04:28 AM

Howdy Frank, That’s a nice gift you are working on there. Looks like progress on the cabin too. Nice to read you around here. Hope the summer is being kind.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#3 posted 07-30-2009 04:39 AM

Grank This is great to see you back. Did you get snowed in.

Glad to see people are still making paths to your door.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 07-30-2009 06:18 AM

Glad to hear something from you Frank. I always look forward to it, and have actually missed reading your posts all this time. Thanks for sharing

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#5 posted 07-30-2009 06:55 AM

Welcome Back! I’ve missed your writing and photography so much. Good to see you here again.

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#6 posted 07-30-2009 08:47 AM

Agree wtih the rest…welcome back…and very nice gift !!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#7 posted 07-30-2009 09:35 AM

Good to hear from you again, Frank. I missed your posts. I’m glad nothing has happened to you,
Beautiful bench and the shaker style is my absolute favorite!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#8 posted 07-30-2009 11:58 AM

Ahh, Frank, so comforting to once again hear the wisdom of the wood…

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#9 posted 07-30-2009 12:11 PM

Thanks for sharing this, Frank. It has been awhile and, to echo the others, the absence of your comments and photography have been noticed.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 07-30-2009 12:38 PM

welcome home :)
beautiful wood… beautiful bench.. beautiful sentiment…

the wood already knew .. and Frank listened..

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 07-30-2009 02:26 PM

Wonderful to hear from you friend…

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#12 posted 07-30-2009 03:44 PM

I’m relatively new here and even I missed you!
Welcome back

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#13 posted 07-30-2009 04:02 PM

Frank you old Galoot, where the hell you been. I thought maybe a bear got you, or something worse. Glad to see you back Old Buddy. Missed your Ryme and Reason. Beautiful Bench, as God had intended. God Bless, Mike ps, by the by, say hello to my new grandson Logan, 3 months young. Don’t have a clue does he?

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 07-30-2009 04:09 PM


So comforting to read your words and see your visions, again.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#15 posted 07-30-2009 11:38 PM


Frank’s back, & you’re mighty welcome. You’ve been missed by a lot of us.

We’re glad to see you haven’t fallen off of this good old Earth.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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