"A Tale of Two Tables" --by RusticWoodArt

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Blog entry by frank posted 04-11-2008 02:45 AM 908 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Tale of Two Tables


....and then there was this past weekend over in upstate New York, ‘a tale of two tables’. While working a woodworking show, from my booth I happened to step outside my-space//my-world and so I took this picture of two wooden tables passing time side by side as I looked back towards my booth.

The more I think upon this title of my blog here, I am drawn to wonder and think….now here’s a story to write about….hmmm. Well maybe someday….

....two tables sitting side by side in the light of day,
neither one saying much except to draw their other’s attention,
passerby’s are going to and fro in the need to full-fill their wants,
and i am as much the recorder of this artistic second in time

Thank you.

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

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 04-11-2008 05:07 AM


So I am guessing that the first little table is in your own space and the “two little tables” (captured in the continuum of the second image) are the ones you so eloquently captured in your prose?

-- Scott - Chico California

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#2 posted 04-11-2008 09:04 AM

I’m guessing they didn’t go for a cuppa with each other after the show…

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

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#3 posted 04-11-2008 04:42 PM

...ah yes, it is a far, far better thing that you are sharing these words and pics…I really like your “shelves of uniqueness” the flower vases are really cool, like a wood-a-copia of sorts…

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#4 posted 04-11-2008 06:29 PM

those vases are fascinating!

interesting tables – same but from two different worlds

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 04-11-2008 08:52 PM

A very attractive display Frank!

I hope you did well at your sale.

It looks like the next door table is stepping over for a visit. ;o)

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

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#6 posted 04-11-2008 09:50 PM

Wood-a-copia . . .

I like that! It has a nice ring to it.

-- Scott - Chico California

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#7 posted 04-12-2008 03:47 PM

Hello all….;

—hi ChicoWoodnut (Scott); ....glad to see you reading and commenting and yes, your interpretation is most correct. I almost forgot about the table sitting inside ‘my-space’ there. Actually this is one I threw together for demonstrating at various shows….sometimes just holding a piece of wood to show off and then I also use it along with the vise to demonstrate various woodworking joints in the ‘live’. Haha….not much room for error when working live….as you can sure loose your audience fast. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, and along with your second posted comment on down….yes, that RobS is all-ways keeping me on my toes with new word pictures….”wood-a-copia”....

—hi Steve; ....yes, towards to end of the show, both tables were warming up to each other….but still no-cuppa….

—hi Rob; ....keep on giving me those word play’s that you are so good at. Now lets see, “shelves of uniqueness” and “wood-a-copia”, your seeing into the picture and then the words you bring forth are as a ‘picture-of-beauty’ with words, makes my mind have to pause and reflect. Actually whenever I show this table in the first picture, I am all-ways surprised as to the response I get back from folks stopping by….I created it with no-thought as to how popular it would be. I’m always getting inquiries into “can you”, “will you” and “would you” be interested in doing some of these for me. I believe it has to do with the old boards, (wide and narrow) along with the simple look of old pine. Folks like it done up for bookcases, large wall mounts and built in’s along with smaller versions as seen here, along with standing bookcases and display cases that also become room dividers. Being willing to please, I all-ways take all orders….

—hi Debbie; ....yes thank you, I thought you might like the vases. And then again what beaut-i-full words you have used to describe the two tables….tables “from two different worlds”. Much to think about there Debbie….different worlds and yet co-existing to-gether on the same plane in time….ah, what we can learn from wood….

—hello Dick; ....thank you. And yes I do catch your thought there….who knows, another day and they might have been sitting….

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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