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WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #15: "My Puszcza of a WoodTable"

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My Puszcza of a WoodTable

....rustically flared,
bucolically conceived,
asian inspiration
….
—by flp

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....and so I recede back into my past,
where the ancients of undefined,
have conceived me in imaginations of forest wood fields,
and so for now i bring forth the fruit of my hands
….

Having finally cleaned up both legs this past week, I was able to start thinking on the table top. I originally had thought to go with white oak, but the piece of wood just would not give me the go-ahead. So after looking around and throughout my barn wood collections….slabs of oak, pine, maple, butternut and walnut and then the boards of hickory, birch, white oak, cherry, maple and etc., I finally heard this one wood-piece of curly maple calling my name.

Next came the prep-work on the curly maple….planning, jointing, and then the use of a drawknife on the edges to get a not so finished look. After spending some time….and time, hand cutting mortises into the underside of the top and tenons for the legs, I was happy with the fit. Now I will start finishing the work on two more tennons and mortises and then comes the hours of finish work….and yes, finishing is a specialty of mine and one that I love to do. But more on that to come….

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
RusticWoodArt

rusticwoodman@gmail.com
http://frank.wordpress.com/


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

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/



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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 2318 days ago

Thanks for the post Frank.

The table is coming together nicely. I can well understand why the maple was “calling your name”. It has a really nice figure.

I am looking forward to seeing the next step in the process.

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

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2318 days ago

Thanks for the post Frank.

The table is coming together nicely. I can well understand why the maple was “calling your name”. It has a really nice figure.

I am looking forward to seeing the next step in the process.

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

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#3 posted 2318 days ago

oooh Frank. I love this!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 2318 days ago

I can’t think of any fancy words like you can.

I’ll just use what my Grand kids taught me. That’s AWESOME!!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Harold

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#5 posted 2318 days ago

I have realized something this morning. Perhaps it is due to my youth, but my inspiration lacks clarity. Frank, I read the dictionary, just words with no context. This is wonderful.
thank you,
harold

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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HallTree

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#6 posted 2318 days ago

Truly one of a kind.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 2317 days ago

Frank,

I am not sure how my post got on here twice but it may have had something to do with my wife yelling (actually calling would be a more diplomatic term) for me this morning. I could blame her for the distraction but instead the beauty of your table must have gotten me confused and I simply wasn’t paying attention to what I was doing.

I had to come back for a second look and I am glad I did.

Thanks again Frank.

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

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frank

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#8 posted 2317 days ago

Hi Scott;
—-come on back as many times as you want….LOL….!

Actually I was having some trouble getting this one to upload myself this morning and I had considered hitting the ‘post’ button twice. So after thinking on what action to take, I instead logged out and went to an-other site and then upon coming back here, I noticed the blog post was showing up in the blog page, but not on the front page….and then latter on, 5 minutes or so it came on the front//home page. Oh well….

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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frank

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#9 posted 2317 days ago

Greetings to all;
—-enjoying all your comments and may I say;

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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RobS

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#10 posted 2316 days ago

This will be interesting to say the least. Thanks for sharing an “early-stage” picture, ok maybe a “mid-stage” picture.

I will wait for the finale!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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frank

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#11 posted 2316 days ago

Hello Rob;
—-probably one of the worst mistakes any-one can ever say to me, is that they ”will wait’ for me to finis….LOL

How do I know….well that’s what some of my wood pieces tell me….and they’ve been waiting for years….

But then again on this one, I’m under a deadline from the higher ups of the universe, so I’m pushing and working even the night oil around here.

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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