WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #55: Ageless Wood

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Blog entry by frank posted 09-24-2009 03:35 AM 1592 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ageless Wood

….caught this one watching,
a treasure from moosehead lake,
wood spirit abides
—-by flp


....and so yes age-less wood has spoken that,
there all-ways is the bigger picture of all that surrounds us,
just as in the works of wood my world be-comes so self centered,
till one day the clouds above my forest are split asunder by knowing,
that all my striving to gain a hold on the reality of my future in time,
was but the failure to note that the wood was working i,
yes and so wood of ages tells a story better then i
—-by flp

Thank you.

[email protected]

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

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 09-24-2009 04:05 AM

Ha, I get your drift…..

Interesting piece… I see eyes and jaws and finger tips… Like looking at a cloud, everyone will see something different.

Thanks for the post.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#2 posted 09-24-2009 05:00 AM

very nice Frank

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#3 posted 09-24-2009 05:05 AM

Mother nature speaks without volume, but Frank can hear loud and clear…Blkcherry

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#4 posted 09-24-2009 05:32 AM

Frank: Your eyes and ears search out treasures of the world..

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 09-24-2009 06:51 AM

Your words and wisdom are “Masterpieces of Reflection”

Thank You for sharing your gift with us.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 09-24-2009 07:28 AM

another unique project


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#7 posted 09-24-2009 02:54 PM

As always, Frank, your heart and mind see the wonders that most of us would over look.

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

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#8 posted 09-24-2009 04:19 PM

Frank, what an incredible find. Amazing, truly amazing. Nice Haiku. m

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

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#9 posted 09-24-2009 05:48 PM

Fantastic Frank,

It looks like the spirit is having a “Bad Hair Day”!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#10 posted 09-24-2009 09:28 PM

Never stop listening Frank!

Btw, there looks to be a beautiful tool as well down below. Care to share?

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#11 posted 09-24-2009 10:02 PM

Wow Franks all you need to do to it is finish it. Great find. Glad to see ya back in the swing of things

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#12 posted 09-25-2009 03:30 AM

Greetings to all;
....for the comments and the time each one took to post a re-flection of what they are seeing herein.

Now if I may, let me continue on the thought of sharing an answer according to to the ”care to share”; that daltxguy (Steve) has asked.

As you will see from the pictures below, there are three tools that I use and keep close to me on all my projects. I will use these tools at the start, middle and at finish and to tell the truth, since I learned how to use them, I cannot imagine doing any working of the wood without these by my side.

Starting with the one in the background, what I have here is a timber framing slick or chiesel, that is 2’’ wide. Next coming forward I have two socket firmer chisels, which are 1’’ and 3/4’’ wide. I will use these chisels for debarking, mortise and tenon joints, working and re-working live edges on slabs, plus I have also found them use-full in hand planing of tops and shaving wood, did I miss any-thing and the answer is I use these all around for working wood. An-other point I might make is that the slick is ‘never’ hit with any object….wood or steel and the socket firmer chisels are ‘only’ to struck with wood mallets….

....and as to the wood, well I thought I wood throw in a background of ‘spalted maple’ that I cut out of a tree some 4 – 5 years ago, and has been patiently sitting in my barn. Why waiting so long….well the wood has not awakened yet to tell me it’s destiny. Moving on I have included one last photo of two of these tools outside from the other day, getting ready to take on some fungus-in-the-wood….

....thank you….and;

-- --frank, NH,

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#13 posted 09-25-2009 06:13 AM

Frank, Thank you.

Those are some beautiful tools and some beautiful spalted maple.
I would love to follow you around and watch you work. Maybe next year? We plan to holiday in New Hampshire in July 2010 at Weirs Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee. Are you anywhere near there?

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#14 posted 09-25-2009 04:19 PM

Frank, the feature piece here in the intial picture, it might be interesting stood on end and then an orb or other piece being place in the seemingly open hands.

Of course that is just me, I’m sure you will let the wood tell its own destiny. Thanks for the tool tour.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#15 posted 09-26-2009 03:47 AM

Steve, Wow and then some….

Now lets see, one who comes from New Zealand and then is talking to me of//about Weirs Beach….small world we live in in-deed. Yes, Weirs Beach is not in my woods but is definitely in my ‘neck of the woods’ and then Lake Winnipesaukee. A very big lake in NH and one that gives me practice with waves when I get out there in my kayak and mix it up with the big boats….kind of like a pea sitting next to a pumpkin.

I might also mention that July can be a very good time to visit NH….so lets talk more.


-- --frank, NH,

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