WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #37: Views of Wood Expression

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Blog entry by frank posted 09-12-2008 02:57 AM 1124 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Views of Wood Expression decide your view,
my minds made up i am one,
all one piece of wood….
—by flp


And an-other one to account for some of my time, upon this plain of planet space, and show what I love to do this time of year. Spent some time yesterday picking up some wood slabs from around the land here, and some more just waiting to be chain-sawed at my mill.

One rock maple//sugar maple, 32’’-34’’ wide and 2-1/2’’ thick, running around 8’ long. The other ones a piece of pine, 36’’-38’’ wide and 2’’, 3-1-2’’ and 4’’ thick and this ones around 6’ long.

Now while some may think this is work….to my way of thinking and doing, this is ‘pure fun’ in the midst of cutting raw wood. Chainsaw milling is some raw horse-power, coupled with some raw wood, which in the end produces some raw live-edge slabs of wood.

I’m happy and content….and a life of working the wood, is the life for me….

Thank you.

’’ smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood....’‘

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 09-12-2008 04:37 AM

That certainly is an interesting piece of wood art. What kind of wood is it? Your slabs sure make me envious. Thanks for sharing Frank.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 09-12-2008 04:38 AM

I’m happy and content….and a life of working the wood, is the life for me….

Me too, Frank… great post.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#3 posted 09-12-2008 01:31 PM

—hi Trifern; ....well as to the type of wood…..hmmm. I found this piece of wood on the bottom of a lake I was kayaking earlier this summer. I will usually spend some time paddling around the shorelines//outlines of a lake and staring into the clear blue water. Yes you heard me right, up here in NH we still have lakes and rivers that run clear and blue. So while looking at the bottom of the lake, I found this one in about three feet of water….calling out to me; ”Frank, here I am….take me home”. Now one would be surprised at what I carry inside my kayak for times such as this….to be used for fishing out sunken articles of wood….LOL. Placing the saved//found piece of wood art on my bow, I’m off to kayaking some more.

This piece of wood had no bark on it and although I can say that it’s hardwood, I could not identify the type of wood. I have been sanding and applying coats of tung oil and the wood is starting to gather some nice character….the ideas as to what shall be, are still formulating within my head. The point that this piece of wood has stuck in my mind, is how it’s all one piece, so maybe there’s a root system herein, working now to be art above the ground. More to come on this one….

—hi Steve; ....great hearing from you. Your life seems to be a ‘very good’ place to be….

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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#4 posted 09-12-2008 04:16 PM

getting to the root of this art issue? Thanks for bringing us along.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#5 posted 09-13-2008 12:57 PM

—hi Rob; ....’’getting to the root ’’, is what I call ‘rooting around’....LOL. And so yes; ’’all art is found to have some roots ’’.

Wow could I go on and write a blog//story on this topic….but I have to wait since I’m out of here this morning, to start the initial first cuts for a new road into a section of the woods here. And yes, that means I’ll be cutting at ‘root’ level.

When talking about root systems in art….how about Rustic Ritual Landscape....

....and I may even get some firewood out of this root level cutting today….

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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