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Piece #1, a jewelry box

06-15-2009 08:37 PM by James | 1 comment »

Well after looking around I decided that since most of this wood is warped along its length, I would be better off making smaller things from it. Also, I tend to get more satisfaction from smaller work, so I made a jewelry box. It can be seen in my projects list. I really like working with this old wood. It has a lot of character to it, which makes picking out where to place the unique features of the wood pretty fun. It finishes real nice with no stain at all, too. As I am working on s...

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Planning "Steps" for a Carved Story Stick, "The Gospel" Commissioned Walking Cane

06-03-2008 04:08 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 9 comments »

My recent lumberjock postings of the walking cane work I have done recently has brought a lot of interest from folks wanting me to build them special, unique, elaborately detailed, walking canes and sticks. This new blog communicates the design process on one cane as I prepare to start the carving, and get approvals on the final design. The customer is a Youth Pastor, and needs to use a tall walking cane to support a bad knee. He and I have been designing this project for several weeks...

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Local Finds

11-24-2007 07:44 PM by RobS | 11 comments »

“The inner compasses of the mind must encircle the whole quantity of material beforehand” – medieval poet Geoffrey de Vinsauf. Here’s a few before shots, as in before I know what I want to make with them…. ..and… That’s a soda can in the middle for reference… • In the forefront are two old pieces of wood that I found next to a creek, they may be old bridge boards as they had several 20 penny nails in them, are almost 3 inches thick, almost 12 inches wide and...

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"This Old Mold House" #5: Hind sight is genius ! My crystal ball...

11-22-2007 06:10 PM by Dusty | 13 comments »

Of course, hindsight is genius. Duh. Let me take a minute to gloat. It was July 20 2006, when I first took a weekend and worked up plans, bids and did a comprehensive analysis of “This Old Mold House” and a possible offer. After extensive work I met with the owner’s son-in-law to present my findings and conclusions. I worked very hard to make the numbers work. That is, I really wanted to buy the house for remodeling and resale. However, because I didn’t have a ready buy...

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Topographical Tree Study and Giving Kudos #1: "Waundering at Topographics in Forests of Woods" --by RusticWoodArt

11-05-2007 02:47 PM by frank | 8 comments »

Waundering at Topographic’s in Forests of Woods Note: The following places, names and locations have or may have been changed to protect the rights and continued life, of the individuals involved, along with their need to coexist within the forests of wooden glens they call home….having said that, I continue.If one was to come and visit me in the fall and winter months, one might be surprised at all the books I surround myself with, on woodlands and forest in the New England ar...

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Contractor Saw Refurbishing #1: Good news: I got it home. Bad news: Now I have to do something with it!

10-01-2007 05:01 AM by slaphitter | 4 comments »

I found an old, well-worn Jet contractor saw locally through Craigslist. It came with a Delta Unifence, so even with some replacement parts and repairs factored in, I got it for a steal at $175. It was quite a job to horse it home by myself, but with the help of an appliance dolly I managed to get it out of its old basement and into my basement. I thought it might be fun for someone if I occasionally post updates here. And I certainly welcome all the tips and suggestions that anyone mig...

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old growth table

09-21-2007 06:16 AM by Bob Babcock | 13 comments »

I’ve always been fascinated by large trees. I remember as a kid being amazed by them. I was 12 years old when my mother and I went out to visit my brother in Calif. We took a ride up to see the sequoia’s. What an amazing feeling to walk amongst them. I still carry it with me to this day. My daughters think i’m a little weird. My oldest daughter went to Salve Regina in Newport for awhile and during every visit I would walk the campus admiring the extraordinary tree collect...

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Favorite Old Tool(s) #8: Grandfathers' Tools Pt. 2

09-16-2007 12:48 AM by Paul | 3 comments »

All maternal grandfather’s, except the rosewood square which belonged to paternal grandfather A suggestion – if you inherit old tools and also enjoy picking up old tools at flea markets, etc. – either keep your family tools strictly separated or mark them with a sticker or make and keep an inventory list. You think you will remember which ones are “family,” but as you age . . . I’m very happy I wrote out an inventory list when these came into my possess...

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Fall ScetchUp Challenge

09-11-2007 10:05 PM by Buckskin | 10 comments »

Okay, I wrestled with this and wrestled with this. I must be resistant to change. I am not sure I know how to use SketchUp any better than I did. I think I have learned a few new words though. LOL. In all seriousness this was fun. Anyway here is the inspiration for my entry: And now for my table. It is simple in design and long on pride. The table is 4’ x 6’ with 36” legs.

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"Imagination at Work" --by RusticWoodArt

09-10-2007 02:38 PM by frank | 4 comments »

Imagination at Work ....clearing my head i reach for more space, and found in an-other canopy of needed growth, i start to breathe the intoxicating winds of high change, where all that i am is all that surrounds me here…. —-who speaks the language of trees, when all that surrounds me is the added moments of gathering more wood, and so those other’s preach of softwood and hardwood, while i am content to satisfy my longings of ‘old growth’.... —-when...

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