"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #49: Awakened In Your Gobi

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Blog entry by frank posted 02-23-2009 02:14 AM 1179 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Awakened In Your Gobi seems as if i am teller of tales that bears your beauty forth,
why am i so woodly anomic when all your warmth of hue surrounds me,
culler of the art that comes from hand-tooling your existence of being,
while faith-fully noted are the cracks of character that provide story

....planed from the start by gouges that wrought some sense of stability,
your spoken desire was what soon caught the attention of my ears,
and what if my hands started breathing with anticipation at your words,
i know now that your soul has planed mine in our journey of one

....gravel desert—waterless place—in this zone of rock maple beginning,
new life that was all-ready within just waiting to spring forth as given,
from the tree i sucked your maple blood-line in years that have gone by,
older than i and yet was it not yesterday that i was older then thee

....these stories of our past are now be-ing penned in light of a new day,
can my heart ever stop beating so vibrantly since waking to your future,
who but the artist can spell the speaking that you have drawn on wood,
tales tell the the stories i write in words while speaking of ‘wood art’
—-by flp


Thank you.

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

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 02-23-2009 02:51 AM

Beautiful words, Frank.

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

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#2 posted 02-23-2009 05:41 AM

Awesome hunk of timber and words. Nice to hear from you again, Frank.

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

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#3 posted 02-23-2009 02:01 PM

Only you Frank could take a hunk of maple and make it look beautiful. Then write prose about it to enhance that wood even more. You are a very cool guy Frank. I envy your freedom of location and mind.

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

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#4 posted 02-23-2009 02:17 PM

Gulp Sigh

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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#5 posted 02-24-2009 01:15 AM

—-again thank you all for your comments;

What I am showing here is a piece of rock//sugar maple that I sawed up last year. I’ve posted many of the 3’’-4’’ slabs….some around 42’’ wide on various and previous blog stories and, this one here that you see was what was left over and was originally destined for the burn pile….hmmm.

I know what many are going to say at that, but when your working hard and straight out sweating all day with a chainsaw mill….sometimes one cannot see what is there before them. To make this story short and save some content for a future blog story, I will just add that that was before the soul of this tree cried out to me and said; ”....please take a look at me ”.

One coat of pure 100% tung oil and cut 50/50 with gum turps on the top. I have been working the sides of this table so they are yet un-finished. The reason for getting the tung oil on the top was that I just had to see what was there, and then there was yesterday when I spent all day hand gouging the sides for smoothness and then hand sanding the side you see there below the top.

More to come, including pictures and story, as I get this one ready for a show coming up soon….and;

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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