The Best of 'Wood Art" #11: "Where Are the Power Tools" --by RusticWoodArt

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Blog entry by frank posted 01-13-2008 06:25 PM 1125 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: "Polyporus betulinus" --by RusticWoodArt Part 11 of The Best of 'Wood Art" series Part 12: "Found a Power Tool" »

Where Are the Power Tools

....climbing up out of the saw pit, the worker of wood looked around and was under-stand-ably fathomed by the appearance of what he saw from up here on top. ”Just like climbing out of a box”; he was heard to exhale as he shook the wide brimmed hat free from all the particles of saw chips that gravity had brought his way. Stomping off in the direction of the sap house and muttering to himself, I could not quite understand what the words were that he was making. Turning to the pit boss I asked if he had an explanation for what was being said….”not sure myself, but seems as if I caught a few words there, something about where were the power tools.”

I all-ways said ole Hank was half mad, who-ever heard of power tools….seems as if he’s been in the pit too long, I thought to myself as I got ready to go home for the day.


The Multi-Purposed 2×4….and....LJ Woodworking Awards – Winter 2008

So here is my beginning….and since a picture is worth a ‘thousand words’, why say any-more….




....more on width….

....a study in height….

....the starting of length….

....and where it ends….

....and finally some white oak wood….

Now I can start making wood chips….

Thank you.

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

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 01-13-2008 06:45 PM

That’s a 2×4 alright! Cute little helpers you got there.

Watcha gonna make?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-13-2008 07:32 PM

Lotta hand work prepping that 2 X 4.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#3 posted 01-14-2008 06:04 AM

Holy Cow! That’s a nice two by.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#4 posted 01-14-2008 03:22 PM

Hello All….;
—-hi Gary; ....I make dreams come true….

—-hi Ron; ....yes it is, but then again….I like hand work….

—-hi Rob;’re holy cow is my vegan delight of the same two by….

....and by the way….it’s snowing again. Sure felt nice around here the last week, having gone a week with no-snow, but now the snow gods are blowing their icey breathe my way again….

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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#5 posted 01-14-2008 04:40 PM

funny how you can make a picture of a 2×4 look like a piece of art!!! :)
love your helper.

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

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