Occulation of the Wood
....what is this shadow that transverses your mind, when you look at wood?
One table top of rock maple that I am presently working on and hope to have done by the end of March. Many of the details as to how and what I am going after have not yet been fully worked out//worked in, but that’s only a matter of time as I listen to what the wood would say to me.
Things not known at this point:
2.)—although I am doing this one in the non-tradition of Japanese furniture (free form sculpture), I have not yet decided as to type of style….tea table or altar….
3.)—I will be using hand tools on this one, but have not at this point determined to what extent shall I proceed//stop with finishing smoothness. Although I am presently engaged in hand sanding the top with #80 grit sandpaper so as to get an understanding of the character to be found in the wood, I have not resolved as to when I shall bring the hand planes, chisels and gouges out//in….hmmm….
4.)—and then there is the determining of what shall be when it comes to settling on whether or not to add feet….
5.)—although I have decided on the first coat of finish, what comes after that first coat will have to wait until I ensconce more on how much finish//smoothness I can conciliate into the top of the wood….
One bit of information that I am sure of at this point in time, is that when finished this piece of sugar maple will in-deed be a work of art-full ‘wood art’....
Before coming in-side, here is how the piece looked out-side….
’’....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood....’‘
-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/