"Wooded Mixed Quantum Anomalies" --by RusticWoodArt

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Blog entry by frank posted 06-11-2007 02:06 PM 1238 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wooded Mixed Quantum Anomalies

....i am as a sliver ridding on the finger of your wind,
come blow the expression of your breath across my face,
till in the utterance of an all knowing mind,
there remains that never un-changing desire of limitless grace….

—-can this rogue of a past thought that waited to captivate,
be any movement of great consequence in the dilemma of need,
since by your giving breath as life-givin’ acutilobate,
i am extolling the virtues of finding my place to exceed….

—-come forth now my gretchen of greed in wanton zest,
and i will draw your passions upon an-other’s breast,
till in this light of early morning steamy fogged up picturesque of best,
there remains the waiting of places i can pass on by in staying abreast….

....wooded mixed quantum anomalies,
where having escaped from the forest of my dreams,
i awakened from my dream under your shadow of canopies,
where i pressed on into the starry night of much more wind swept streams….

And so Saturday I was play around with one of my chain saws….by playing around I mean I was trying out different angles on a saw chain and adjusting the degrees of angle for ‘ripping’. Ripping degrees that I use fall between 2-10 degrees, while I usually follow a rule of thumb law that states, lesser for softwood and greater for hardwood.

....while I will post some more pictures often of different wood and different cuts, I thought I would start out with this one, which I call a ‘sliver’. This one was cut off a larger piece which I was truing up….

....all these photos are of spalted maple which I had left outside over period of about four years in the seasons of elements,....

....these following photos are spalted maple which I have brought inside the barn, stickered and stacked and after drying will be used for the testing finishes to be used on slabs and table tops and then I will sell these as ‘wood art’....

....I use everything and every piece of wood eventually knows that they will reside in some loving home….

....I ripped these pieces of wood with a 6 degree saw angle….

....I do believe that spalted maple is one of the most beautifully figured woods to be found, and I make all my own spalted wood, which as I have mentioned before can take up to about three to four years and then for slabs and tops can take another year of drying time….what do you see….

Thank you.
RusticWood Art

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”....all the trees in my forest, are for everlasting benefit, of many like minded souls, who have come to enjoy the presence of wood….

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 06-11-2007 02:09 PM

Frank, I buy a book if you wrote one! Thanks for a great start to the week, once again.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#2 posted 06-11-2007 02:20 PM

The wood is beautyful.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 06-11-2007 02:39 PM

I’m with you P.J.

it’s beautiful indeed.

question: stickered?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 06-11-2007 03:22 PM

I have to agree, frank, spalted maple is really one of the nicest grains to look at. It makes beautiful panels and tops.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 06-11-2007 04:23 PM

I think i see Frank looking up in tree in that 2nd one. wink

Is it the texture you’re trying to manipulate with the saw angle or most efficient way to make the slice?

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#6 posted 06-11-2007 05:03 PM

Beautiful Frank….well worth the effort and the wait.

-- Bob

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#7 posted 06-11-2007 06:15 PM

Hello ya all;
....and thanks for your comments!

—-Debbie; ....stickered is what I do by inserting strips of wood between the pieces when I stack the wood. This sticking of the wood allows an air gap flow between the wood so that I get an even drying. Next time you pass a saw mill, stop and look how the wood is stacked with stickers in between.

—-Miles; ....I am trying to find the best angle or as you stated, most efficient degree for cutting the wood. With the spalted woods it becomes a matter of what stage the spalting process is in at the moment of cutting. After setting or filing my angle, I am then watching the wood for saw chips or saw dust that comes off the wood after a test cut. If I’m getting strong chips I’m in the ballpark with a sharp chain and good degree of angle, while saw dust means I’m off on my angle or dull chain….but then with the spalteds all this can also change according to the stage of spalting I’m at. These were cut with a 6 degree angle and a sharp chain and the spalting and cutting came out very good. With a chain saw there really is no hard set of rules except for rule of thumb and if that doesn’t work….adjust.

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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#8 posted 06-11-2007 10:55 PM

OOOOOOOH “stick” as in a stick.. not “sticker” as in a “sticker”
phew.. glad I got that figured out!
I’d be putting heart stickers on all of my wood hehehe

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#9 posted 06-12-2007 02:29 AM

Those are some special slices!

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#10 posted 06-12-2007 05:12 AM

I’m seeing a horse in the last one. Even with the eye.

-- 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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#11 posted 06-12-2007 05:20 AM

I was thinking what nice pens the scraps would make…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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