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….
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….
’’....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood....
-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/