The Best of 'Wood Art" #2: "Cascading Files" --by RusticWoodArt

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Blog entry by frank posted 11-10-2007 04:47 PM 1123 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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—-continued notes and thoughts, 2007-11-10

Cascading Files

....having come this way—-from my field of dreams,
i soon realized that the form of medium—-was all-ready in my head,
wood to be—-is as much of who i am as who i sought to be,
so having settled that—-i was released to find the comfort of knowing peace

—-on past notes that I have had to work through, so that I can further develop these images of ‘wood art’ that so dance within my head.

Writing for me, is a real releasing of the realization of an image, that often finds it’s meaning and form as I carry forth that image into the structured text of words. Without words as a way of expressing the images within, I soon would find that my art had be-come just a thing of past, with no-life to live in the emotions of present day.

Cascading files that fly forth in the freedom of what shall yet be….

I took this photo last month I believe, out in front of the house and have been saving it not knowing for what or when would come it’s time of posting. And then last night I sat here at my desk doing some work and there comes forth the image speaking that now is the time. So I will use this photo to continue the line of thought that is coming forth within my head for this “Upcoming Awards Event” here at LJ. It was Debbie who yesterday wrote in a comment on my first blog for this story, who said; ”I think I can see the smoke from here, Frank, as your brain starts creating the vision for your project.” And so that is true, I’m just not sure it’s smoke as much as a ‘vision’ that comes from being at an altitude of multi-vista’s of freedom. Up here I can see the end from the beginning, and so my wings spread out, not to beat the air, ( and yes, there were those years in my past, where I beat the air often trying to gain some creation ) but now I have found that the wings are there to ride the wind, as I soar the heights of heavenly delight. Making use of thermal patterns, is like knowing that my altitude is found within my attitude of working the wood.

Notes to my-self so far:
1.) starting point is a 2’’ x 4’’ x 8’,
2.) ‘I’ may also want to do some lamenting or bending of the wood,
3.) The Multi-Purposed 2×4 is only where the wood project starts, what comes next is open to the designer…,
—-and then Dan also added two points which I had also been thinking upon….
4.) ”before I make a cut I’ll take a photo of the lumber with a scale so there will be no question”,
5.) ” it will be fun to figure the volume of the project and project it into a finished item, minus the width of the saw blade”, and yes, I just could not let that one slip by about what Dan is saying….” it will be fun”,
6.) using a log or timber beam which I will saw//re-saw into the original 2’’ x 4’’ x 8’ and yes, the reason I will record this size and dimensions with photos is not so much because of a trust factor, but because this will also become part of the history and story of the wood project,
7.) I’m thinking of doing some thin slicing and bending for some of the project….so I will also do some laminating of the wood,
8.) ....more yet to come….

Now I am also posting a picture of a bird house I built seventeen or so years ago, to let my mind also consider the other category….Not Just Any Box....

Now lets see here, first off I’m wondering if I’m allowed to participate in both categories….? And if so then what shall I do with the thought process of making a box, which is just not any box….hmmm. Do I really want to bring this back from my past….ah yes, even thinking about boxes brings the years of remembrances back up where much of my woodworking abilities and those I created for, all stemmed from their needs of wanting one of my boxes. Well I will have to give this one some further thought….

Well enough for my notes today, as it’s time to go and create some work outside, so if any should want to comment….let your fingers do the walking across that keyboard and I will re-turn later….

Thank you.

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

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 11-11-2007 04:10 AM

Looks like that birdhouse has weathered the 17 years very well!

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

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#2 posted 11-11-2007 04:12 AM

Great birdhouse Frank. And good cutting.

-- 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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