|Project by Arthouse||posted 07-11-2012 12:41 AM||2294 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
I surrender hard like General Lee giving his sword to General Grant to end the Civil War to invest some time into something that would help me in the studio. I summoned all the coolest scrap knotty curly figured pecan and walnut because I ll look at them for a long time. Like Michelangelo who liked curly grain marble for the challenge of carving ; I too feel a certain connection to figured lumber for the challenge of fashioning it . I made a chisel holder to replace the constant pushing my well honed ,expensive two cherry chisels to one side or the other side of my bench to make room. I glued two pieces of spalted pecan together with a 3/4’’ walnut on the inside two ends. I then made the legs to hold the ends up with a 6’’ piece and dado to hold the top to cradle it between the walnut. Pretty simple task but very effective for I feel great to have them up and at arms length but organized. The next thing I will surrender but easily too is to buy a new pair of work boots to replace the worn out souls I call shoes. All this and Heaven too.
-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart