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Blog entry by frank posted 10-10-2007 07:26 PM 1038 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Escaping a Brain Freezin’ MeltDown With WoodArt

....what you must understand is that here I am sitting this morning before this crazy computer screen and all these figures of dimensions on my desk….blueprints, sketch designs, numbers and more numbers, while I put together an order for an up and coming renovation. This is not the part of the job I like and so I am giving thanks that the numbers are all starting to finally come together.

It’s a rainy day here and as I take time to stare out my office window, there seems to be an abundance of grey skys and off and on rain….oh well.

So it’s time to take a time out, before I have a brain freezin’ meltdown…. this is better, as I start to focus in on the important and real things in life. Calling forth my imagination, I’m out the door and off to the wonder-full lands of wood, where sitting here at this rustic table is far better then at my desk….

....taking time, making time, forgetting about that old slave master called time….I can now stop and smell some fall flowers that are be-getting aromatic shades of color….after all it’s my world and my dream and I can do whatever I want….’s a find I made last week, care to guess where….

....found this one in a woodpile. When-ever and where-ever I’m driving, my eyes are all-ways on the look for that piece of wood that is just waiting to be exposed or freed from certain death by one who cannot see. Blinded eyes create woodpiles and then I come along and free those woodpiles of ‘wood art’ just waiting to happen. So while my wife was busy talking to the lady of the house we had stopped at, so that I might inquire about some wood slabs, I meandered out back and found this one…. this past Sunday and Monday I started working on the wood. I have a some-what idea of where I’m going, and the spirit of this piece of wood and I seem to be in agreement, so we are working to-gether. Some hours to go yet and so this one will be a time out break for me, in the days ahead for in be-tween larger projects. After all it’s all about the wood….

I was just thinking that I should mention, maybe you should be not fast to invite me over to your house, if you have a woodpile….LOL

Thank you.

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

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 10-10-2007 08:00 PM

Your welcome at my house anytime. Woodpile or not….

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 10-11-2007 12:51 AM

Great picnic table. Wonder about the joinery there…... Great save from the pile.

Thanks for sharing, Frank.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Bob Babcock

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#3 posted 10-11-2007 01:44 AM

Beautiful find Frank. What kind of wood is it?

Are those yellow raspberries?

-- Bob

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#4 posted 10-11-2007 02:36 PM

Hello everyone;

—-hi Wayne; thanks….by the way, have you made it to those tall ones yet, the old growth?

—-hello Rob; and then there’s my woodpiles and your washed up, sun bleached out and greatly beached out wood finds, from all those pirate ships down your way….LOL. Also I do plan to finish that article on “slabbin’ wood” and answer those questions that you and other’s asked of me ‘asap’....thanks.

——hi Bob; I’m not sure on the wood….but I am leaning to cherry or oak. Yellow raspberries….well again you’ve got me, actually they were of a harder type of skin….and thanks.


-- --frank, NH,

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#5 posted 10-11-2007 03:56 PM

I made it to the small ones. Still hoping to get to the old growth. Things have been busy around here this week.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 10-12-2007 12:48 AM

Thanks for sharing this, Beautiful!!

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

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#7 posted 10-14-2007 09:26 PM

LOVE the picnic table !!!!

and the firewood—beautiful! You just never know

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 10-14-2007 09:51 PM

Careful going to Debbie’s, I’m not sure she wants to share her Willow woodpile.

-- 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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#9 posted 10-15-2007 01:05 AM

I keep my eye on my woodpile; you can burn my maple but don’t touch that willow! lol

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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