”Pine Bark Box”
....okay having said that, let me say it once again, a ’one piece bark, four sided pine box’....
The bark for this box was stripped off vertical with the tree while still green, actually about three days after I dropped the tree. By getting the bark off right away, the bark will just pop off the tree with a lockback knife. After this the bark will bend easily at three corners and all you need to do then, is secure and stabilize in the rough shape that you are going after. I might add here that it always helps if you have a short memory and can forget about the piece for a while.
These pieces I am showing here are not of the original bark box, but are from a walk I took this afternoon out into the woods. I found this bark on some pine and to show how easily the bark can be bent, I popped some bark. This is older bark that has been sitting for some time, but still good enough to use for a demonstration and who knows, maybe another ‘one piece bark, four sided pine box’ is on the way.
I will leave the rest of this story for tomorrows WordPress blog entry, but LumberJocks had it first.
Original Picture of “Pine Bark Box” as seen at http://frank.wordpress.com/2007/01/08/pine-bark-box/
....and more today….
I have also included in these pictures, a shot of one strip of the pine bark stipped vertically and will try and get a better shot tomorrow.
This is a ‘work in progress’ and so this one is keeping me busy as I have already started coloring one side of the outside pine bark. I have not decided how or with what to color the inside with and so I still have some sitting silence to do. Ha! Sitting down in my office this morning around 4:00 am and working on it for an hour, has led me to five different colors already. I do like color, so you can expect many divers shades and primary colors.
What could make this exciting for me is that, if I succeed then this will happen as ’I live before your eyes’ and if I fail, well as I have always said, there are no failures as failing is only the previous step before success.
....to be continued....
-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/