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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 01-01-2007 01:59 PM 1395 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is one of my first attempts at making Rustic furniture with Tag Alder wood.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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frank

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#1 posted 01-01-2007 03:52 PM

Hi Dick;
What a beautiful piece of wood art and looks like a stable place to sit a spell and dream on that next project. The chair is all rustic, you do very good work. I also love those birches in the background and am I right in assuming that that is early morning fog lifting, off the face of that lake or pond?

Have a very good day!
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 01-01-2007 05:03 PM

Thank you Frank,
One of the greatest things to see is the fog coming off of the lake on a cool fall morning. The refraction of the Sun’s rays causes an abundance of beauty. Quite a few of the Birches on our peninsula have died off from a Saw fly, or Birch borer bug invasion, but we have left them standing. They’re a nice contrast among the Pines. The Flickers have also been drilling them for nesting.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Gary

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#3 posted 01-01-2007 05:03 PM

That’s a wonderful piece of work. Great seating arrangement—the kinda place one can
spend hours on end.

Enjoy,
Gary

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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#4 posted 01-01-2007 10:06 PM

You sure have a lot of love seats around there. How do you find time to do any woodworking? Just an observation. mike

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

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Don

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#5 posted 01-02-2007 12:23 AM

Dick, I think these love-seats are wonderful. They almost look like they have grown naturally into that shape, blending with their surround so organically. I love the way the front legs seem to grasp the arms as though they were entrapped by the grip of the legs. Do I also see a branch in the nearest front leg growing out to support the front seat rail.?

You must spend hour finding just the right piece to fit. Congratulations on these pieces of natural art.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 01-02-2007 07:15 PM

Don, I’ve looked for another image view of this bench, but before digital I didn’t take as many pictures. Now my wife follows me around, and snaps pictures of everything. The first 3 months she had her camera, she took about 10,000 images, & boy does it ever take time to organize my files.
The front piece that supports the seat is one crooked piece. I have close to a half acre of tag alder sawmp on the back of my property, so there’s a lot of weird shaped stuff to choose from. The heavy snow helps to contort the trees.
I used to carry a bow saw, & now i’m spoiled and Use my portable Dewalt saw.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Mark A. DeCou

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#7 posted 01-02-2007 08:03 PM

wonderful photo. I think this could be a post card, or wallpaper on the computer. Nice work. I can’t tell how you attached the front leg post to the arms. It looks like you wrapped a branch around it, is that correct? Most cool.

you are a talented dude. I thought the same thing as Jockmike2. With all of those love seats around your place, I hope you get some time to sit down with your Love and enjoy that beautiful view.

thanks for posting,
Mark

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 01-02-2007 10:04 PM

Thanks Mark,
Your correct, you split the branch down the middle, it makes it easier bending. I can’t take the credit for that idea. I got it from a how to make Rustic Furniture. I don’t recall the author, because the book happens to be at the cabin. Check it out when you’re in a bookstore.
I guess I neglect sitting with my Love as much as she’d like, but our summers are so short, but so is life, she keeps telling me. I guess that could be a good New Years promise to her.

I’m attaching an image of some furniture I made in Hot Springs, AR. I can’t seem to get away from doing something even while I’m supposedly vacationing. My son sent me this when they had some snow, which they get rather infrequently.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Don

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#9 posted 01-03-2007 12:13 AM

”The first 3 months she had her camera, she took about 10,000 images, & boy does it ever take time to organize my files.”

Dick, try Google’s free Picasa, a photo organizer that works automatically. It’s free to download from the Google site.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 01-03-2007 12:25 AM

Thanks Don, I tried Picasa for awhile, but it seemed to interfere with my Microsoft Digital imaging siute 2006, which is my main photo editing program. I’m pretty well organized now though. I think you have to stick with one or the other.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#11 posted 10-07-2008 02:58 AM

very cool…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 10-07-2008 01:24 PM

Thank you Matt.
I really appreciate your comments.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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