A day spent with trees and wood. And a dragon in the background..

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Blog entry by koraile posted 04-02-2014 02:28 AM 1559 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been thinking a lott about materials lately, and types of Wood. Browsing others Products and bloggs and seeing some of the wonderfull materials that exist around in the world makes my head work owergear and my fingers itch to work With it.

So i have been asking around a bit for advice from a few fellow lumberjocks the last days. I have gotten good advice and been directed to good Sources, and i have discovered Things i have never even heard of. So mutch amazing materials out there! Thanks for the directions, it is appreciated that you have time to answer my questions.!

But then when i woke up this morning, i made coffe as usual and satt Down to Draw a bit and let the mind wander.And then it came to me, didnt i stash some materials around somewhere??
And when i start to think abouth it, havent i kind of been doing that regularly for the last 20 years….

So i went out to explore a bit on the farm, and started digging around in the barn and my Storage that have been dusting Down for some years vile i lived in the city. He he, how could i have forgotten!!I live on a farm sorrounded by trees and have always putt away Nice stuff, how could i forgett.!Somethimes the brain just gets in the way.

I will definitively get some of the Woods i have been looking at from other countries, but first i have to look at some Nice pieces i dug out today. And i also said i was going to Write a blogg abouth that dragonportal i have just started working on, but its just been to bussy. So im trowing in a smal teaser since im working on it in the background there, still in the composition part of the drawing. Most of the big dragons and the Central lines and focal Points are worked out, its just all the smal dragons left and some minor details i need to work out so it get a Nice flow both in the details and in the main lines.

And look what i found in the barn! :)

This is just a few pieces from 2 of the crates i have stacked there, the rest just have to wait until i get my New workshopp im building on the farm up and running. Its good “she” is away, i promiced to get all the woodstuff out of the livingroom and up in my atlie on the second floor. I will, i will.. Im just going to lie on topp of the
Wood feeling a bit like a dragon for a few days hording my gold, he he. To be honest im writing this just now because i cant sleep. I was thinking to mutch of the Wood and all the ideas of the creations i see in the Wood, and counting woodpieces didnt work so i decided to Write a bit in stead.

These 3 pieces in particular i like, the spalted Wood is silver Birch, its going to be wery Nice in the colouring, its been stored for 10 years to, so its perfectly dry, so is the rest of it. I have no Clue on what the dark Wood in the middle is, some kind of mahogny maybe?
It have beutifull flames in it..

The burl piece is a bit cracked but the Wood is beutifull With a lott of barch pieces in it, but no loose bark, just hard corns and swirls, it is also silver Birch.

The 2 Brown loggs in the back are in fact yew! They rarley get that big here, only in calsium ritch soil, and most of them are peaced, but i got a few big loggs some years back and theese are the first im going to test of those. Im thinking a smal Box or something, and maybe a mix With another local Wood, i have some spalted Birch loggs to that would accent it well. But im not sure yet, so that idea is just going to tumble around in there for a bit.

Its sad the silver Birch burl upper side is cracked,but i think il fill the cracks With silver or something similar, any ideas?

Anyway just wanted to share my barnfind and hear if anyone knew that dark Wood and had any ideas for the cracked burl.

As a sidenote i walked around the farm today, and marked out the birches that are ready. I havent done this in 10 years, it felt good. For now only one Birch, at this time of year it means il get a golden shine to it, i have marked 3 others, but those il take at the right time in the fall and the Wood will be wery white.

All 4 birches have big trunks witch im confident have flames in all 4, only 1 have a burly trunk, but its wery Nice. I have watched these trees for a long time, and now they are ready,as my grandfather and father teatched me. Il post some pics later of the trees before we cut them and afther we have splitt them up. The first one i already have a image in my mind of what it will become. But first 2 years of drying..

Its been a good day. :)

-- Bard son of iver

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#1 posted 04-02-2014 02:49 AM

That pile of logs is really a nice thing to have forgotten and rediscovered. I’m trying to remember if there is something I’ve forgotten, but if there is, I guess I’ve forgotten it really well. I do have a few logs I put away, some as many as five years ago, but they are mostly small cherry, maple and ash logs, with only a couple walnut and osage orange. Nothing as nice as that burl you have, but with a few ideas and a little inspiration, who knows…

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#2 posted 04-02-2014 03:03 AM

yes, i just like having it Close, he he. It gives me inspiration to look at Wood, just wanted to share my exitement. I have seen Cherry a few times, never carved it, but it looked beutifull. And i wanted to share the thought i got abouth looking Close in stead of far away, and then somethimes one find the nicest Things :)

-- Bard son of iver

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