Well here you have it….’Argaz (box), not just any box, but the starting of an ‘argaz….and so my Hebrew comes forth in the creating of this wooden piece of coffered ‘wood art’.
Where does one start, when one goes for an idea to create and what is the process of gathering a design of images, that have been running freely throughout the airspace of the universe, since before even Abraham was told to number the stars in the heavens? And so I create by giving life to these visions of ‘what I see’, while with the seeing of my hands, the form is brought out into the reality of daylight. Well enough said on this for now, since I have learned and am still learning to temper this wisdom with silence….
I will start with what a finished box looks like….that’s right, from these eight boards of wood, glued into the consortion of four, we now have the beginning, as declaring the ending. I know well the finished product herein, as seen by my hands….
....Saturday night I had some time out in the shop to start cutting and milling these two different species of wood and then I was able to do a glue up….
....and yes if your wondering….these photos are being taken on one of the counter-tops in the kitchen here. The counter-top is white oak that I had left over from another counter-top job, finished with tung oil, shellac and many multiple coats of poly. My wife is traveling at the moment outside the country, so much of the kitchen and living room is mine to turn into an-other workspace. Problem is that as the days go on, I will each day bring some more tools into the house….a little here today and more the next day and then comes the time when I’ve got to gather all the accumulations and head back out to the barn. Actually it’s more like a last day frenzy as I get the house back into order. So here we have one more shot of the ‘argaz….
....yes. I do enjoy the colors of flowers….
....here’s one I’ve been working on in the sunroom in the evenings, as I sit meditating the goodness of a full days work and de-bark, while releasing some of the stress that has kept this one all burled up….
....an oaken burly burl….
”....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”
-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/