"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #43: Wood Art Picture of Beauty

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Blog entry by frank posted 11-13-2008 04:32 AM 1240 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Wood Art Picture of Beauty

....1770 hand hewn beams,
timber frame-post and beam,
the era of craft with-out power tools,
hands fitted strong by use of a broadax,
legs well splayed to adjust for off centered glance,
backs made strong along with shoulders of steel,
adversity hand cut many a man’s character,
till a man could say-no-pain’s no-gain’s,
2008 refinished hand hewn beams
—by flp


What can I add, that has not been said before….”I still love to work the wood!

—-hand sanded with woolite pads….
—-machine sanded with palm orbital sander, two grits of sandpaper….#80 and #120….
—-finished in 3 coats of low lustre varnish….
—-natural aging with well placed character….

Thank you,

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

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 11-13-2008 05:21 AM


What a beautiful contrast of technologies.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 11-13-2008 05:22 AM

Very cool! Thanks for sharing, Frank.

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

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#3 posted 11-13-2008 04:11 PM

Beautiful Frank.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 11-13-2008 04:22 PM

Seems to me that great woodwork has an emotional appeal that somehow speaks for the artist who created it. An appeal that can’t be attained by a strict mathematical approach to the solution of asthetics. This explains why an old barn door can fly in the face of every notion ever concieved about some magical “golden triangle” and still make us admire it and ponder its unique beauty. Seeing these objects standing the test of time only strengthens our admiration for attention to substance over image. Which in an ironic twist, enhances the image!

I don’t see any rules in art. Except the ones hidden in our individual psyche to create that which reveals something about us. The trick seems to be discovering our own rules and using them. Being careful that we don’t take too seriously rules created outside of ourselves, and get used by them.

Thanks for the great pictures!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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