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"Providere and Expressing Imagination"

"Having Depth of Foresight…."
....having depth of foresight, and the ability of preparation, gives me the understanding that as i look ahead, to that which is seen….so shall my yet be's, be!

Being busy as a beaver, as I gnaw on bits and pieces of 'wood art', which in my mind are just as clear, as when I reach out and take hold of that piece of wood in the flesh. And so I thought that I would post another project that is now in the works.

Now that spring is here, my mind is full of images of wood and the objects of art that are coming forth, and as I have said before, long term-and-short term projects are how I do it!

....here's one that is now going into 'the process'....



....and so we flip the piece for an-other view. I first cut this piece of branch wood a little over two years ago, and then last night working late I decided to plane this piece of cherry wood. Originally the color was starting to darken, however after sending the cherry through my planner, the aging process will now be starting over. Still have more of this one cut in longer pieces of branch wood and also there's some of the trunk still out in the woods. The cherry tree had died and by the time I found it, the wood in some places of the trunk had already started to go punky, however I was pleased and surprised that the branch wood was for the most part still solid….



....and then here is a fast sketch up of the rustic table that will be coming forth, as I also plan on using the cherry for the backsplash area….



Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
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"Providere and Expressing Imagination"

"Having Depth of Foresight…."
....having depth of foresight, and the ability of preparation, gives me the understanding that as i look ahead, to that which is seen….so shall my yet be's, be!

Being busy as a beaver, as I gnaw on bits and pieces of 'wood art', which in my mind are just as clear, as when I reach out and take hold of that piece of wood in the flesh. And so I thought that I would post another project that is now in the works.

Now that spring is here, my mind is full of images of wood and the objects of art that are coming forth, and as I have said before, long term-and-short term projects are how I do it!

....here's one that is now going into 'the process'....



....and so we flip the piece for an-other view. I first cut this piece of branch wood a little over two years ago, and then last night working late I decided to plane this piece of cherry wood. Originally the color was starting to darken, however after sending the cherry through my planner, the aging process will now be starting over. Still have more of this one cut in longer pieces of branch wood and also there's some of the trunk still out in the woods. The cherry tree had died and by the time I found it, the wood in some places of the trunk had already started to go punky, however I was pleased and surprised that the branch wood was for the most part still solid….



....and then here is a fast sketch up of the rustic table that will be coming forth, as I also plan on using the cherry for the backsplash area….



Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
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oh I was hoping that you were going to share with us what your vision was for this piece!
Thank you. Thank you. My "anticipation gene" has been running on overload lately.

This is REALLY cool. And we get to watch its progression right from your vision!! I love it
 

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"Providere and Expressing Imagination"

"Having Depth of Foresight…."
....having depth of foresight, and the ability of preparation, gives me the understanding that as i look ahead, to that which is seen….so shall my yet be's, be!

Being busy as a beaver, as I gnaw on bits and pieces of 'wood art', which in my mind are just as clear, as when I reach out and take hold of that piece of wood in the flesh. And so I thought that I would post another project that is now in the works.

Now that spring is here, my mind is full of images of wood and the objects of art that are coming forth, and as I have said before, long term-and-short term projects are how I do it!

....here's one that is now going into 'the process'....



....and so we flip the piece for an-other view. I first cut this piece of branch wood a little over two years ago, and then last night working late I decided to plane this piece of cherry wood. Originally the color was starting to darken, however after sending the cherry through my planner, the aging process will now be starting over. Still have more of this one cut in longer pieces of branch wood and also there's some of the trunk still out in the woods. The cherry tree had died and by the time I found it, the wood in some places of the trunk had already started to go punky, however I was pleased and surprised that the branch wood was for the most part still solid….



....and then here is a fast sketch up of the rustic table that will be coming forth, as I also plan on using the cherry for the backsplash area….



Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
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I'll never look at fire wood the same.
 

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"Providere and Expressing Imagination"

"Having Depth of Foresight…."
....having depth of foresight, and the ability of preparation, gives me the understanding that as i look ahead, to that which is seen….so shall my yet be's, be!

Being busy as a beaver, as I gnaw on bits and pieces of 'wood art', which in my mind are just as clear, as when I reach out and take hold of that piece of wood in the flesh. And so I thought that I would post another project that is now in the works.

Now that spring is here, my mind is full of images of wood and the objects of art that are coming forth, and as I have said before, long term-and-short term projects are how I do it!

....here's one that is now going into 'the process'....



....and so we flip the piece for an-other view. I first cut this piece of branch wood a little over two years ago, and then last night working late I decided to plane this piece of cherry wood. Originally the color was starting to darken, however after sending the cherry through my planner, the aging process will now be starting over. Still have more of this one cut in longer pieces of branch wood and also there's some of the trunk still out in the woods. The cherry tree had died and by the time I found it, the wood in some places of the trunk had already started to go punky, however I was pleased and surprised that the branch wood was for the most part still solid….



....and then here is a fast sketch up of the rustic table that will be coming forth, as I also plan on using the cherry for the backsplash area….



Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
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Thats as pretty as any green and green I've ever seen, I wish I could continue that ryme, but for now I'm without a line. jockmike
 

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"Providere and Expressing Imagination"

"Having Depth of Foresight…."
....having depth of foresight, and the ability of preparation, gives me the understanding that as i look ahead, to that which is seen….so shall my yet be's, be!

Being busy as a beaver, as I gnaw on bits and pieces of 'wood art', which in my mind are just as clear, as when I reach out and take hold of that piece of wood in the flesh. And so I thought that I would post another project that is now in the works.

Now that spring is here, my mind is full of images of wood and the objects of art that are coming forth, and as I have said before, long term-and-short term projects are how I do it!

....here's one that is now going into 'the process'....



....and so we flip the piece for an-other view. I first cut this piece of branch wood a little over two years ago, and then last night working late I decided to plane this piece of cherry wood. Originally the color was starting to darken, however after sending the cherry through my planner, the aging process will now be starting over. Still have more of this one cut in longer pieces of branch wood and also there's some of the trunk still out in the woods. The cherry tree had died and by the time I found it, the wood in some places of the trunk had already started to go punky, however I was pleased and surprised that the branch wood was for the most part still solid….



....and then here is a fast sketch up of the rustic table that will be coming forth, as I also plan on using the cherry for the backsplash area….



Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
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Great Frank. I assume that we'll have a rhyme on a tag attached to the table. So that they will always go together.
 

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"Providere and Expressing Imagination"

"Having Depth of Foresight…."
....having depth of foresight, and the ability of preparation, gives me the understanding that as i look ahead, to that which is seen….so shall my yet be's, be!

Being busy as a beaver, as I gnaw on bits and pieces of 'wood art', which in my mind are just as clear, as when I reach out and take hold of that piece of wood in the flesh. And so I thought that I would post another project that is now in the works.

Now that spring is here, my mind is full of images of wood and the objects of art that are coming forth, and as I have said before, long term-and-short term projects are how I do it!

....here's one that is now going into 'the process'....



....and so we flip the piece for an-other view. I first cut this piece of branch wood a little over two years ago, and then last night working late I decided to plane this piece of cherry wood. Originally the color was starting to darken, however after sending the cherry through my planner, the aging process will now be starting over. Still have more of this one cut in longer pieces of branch wood and also there's some of the trunk still out in the woods. The cherry tree had died and by the time I found it, the wood in some places of the trunk had already started to go punky, however I was pleased and surprised that the branch wood was for the most part still solid….



....and then here is a fast sketch up of the rustic table that will be coming forth, as I also plan on using the cherry for the backsplash area….



Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
RusticWoodArt

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Hi Debbie;
--well you just got to love the 'workings of art' in order to see! And so you went on to say: "hoping that you were going to share with us what your vision was for this piece!".

And yes, that's why I gave you that bottom photo as if you or any-one were standing right in front of.

Are you ready for a Latin lesson in the use of the word 'providere'? Well….and taking a deep breathe Prometheus from whom we get 'providere'; giver of the sacred fire to mortals stepped forward to explain….(I might also add that two other gifts among the many he gave mortals are; 'the gift of woodworking and all art')....

Well, back to 'proidere'; 'pro' in Latin meaning: before, in front of, and 'dere' meaning: to see….and so by putting them together I now understand that since I am standing in front of that bottom sketch, I also am standing 'in front of the table and I can see clearly what is'!

So now that we know this, we now understand that if one is willing to stand and get what is all-ready there….then that one can now go on and 'express imagination' of what is again all-ready there. This is in essence what art is, as I the artist look out on all that is, and mainly this is 'unseen' ('improvisor'=not-seen) to the natural eye of the many others, I go on and take what is mine and bring forth as forthcoming into this place where I create 'wood art'.

Having said all this, the main thing to remember is that my vision of seeing art can never be your vision….we each must interpret art within our own framework of seeing! So again the circle comes back around and this time you the asker are in turn asked, what are you seeing in that vision of yours….?

GODSPEED'
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"Providere and Expressing Imagination"

"Having Depth of Foresight…."
....having depth of foresight, and the ability of preparation, gives me the understanding that as i look ahead, to that which is seen….so shall my yet be's, be!

Being busy as a beaver, as I gnaw on bits and pieces of 'wood art', which in my mind are just as clear, as when I reach out and take hold of that piece of wood in the flesh. And so I thought that I would post another project that is now in the works.

Now that spring is here, my mind is full of images of wood and the objects of art that are coming forth, and as I have said before, long term-and-short term projects are how I do it!

....here's one that is now going into 'the process'....



....and so we flip the piece for an-other view. I first cut this piece of branch wood a little over two years ago, and then last night working late I decided to plane this piece of cherry wood. Originally the color was starting to darken, however after sending the cherry through my planner, the aging process will now be starting over. Still have more of this one cut in longer pieces of branch wood and also there's some of the trunk still out in the woods. The cherry tree had died and by the time I found it, the wood in some places of the trunk had already started to go punky, however I was pleased and surprised that the branch wood was for the most part still solid….



....and then here is a fast sketch up of the rustic table that will be coming forth, as I also plan on using the cherry for the backsplash area….



Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
RusticWoodArt

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www.frank.wordpress.com
Hi Dennis;
--the only problem I have with seeing the firewood this way, is that I have to keep telling myself that the firewood is for heat and those wood stoves I have, can sure enough gather up an appetite. Still burning wood here, though the temps are sure to rise soon….at least I'm hoping!
GODSPEED,
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"Providere and Expressing Imagination"

"Having Depth of Foresight…."
....having depth of foresight, and the ability of preparation, gives me the understanding that as i look ahead, to that which is seen….so shall my yet be's, be!

Being busy as a beaver, as I gnaw on bits and pieces of 'wood art', which in my mind are just as clear, as when I reach out and take hold of that piece of wood in the flesh. And so I thought that I would post another project that is now in the works.

Now that spring is here, my mind is full of images of wood and the objects of art that are coming forth, and as I have said before, long term-and-short term projects are how I do it!

....here's one that is now going into 'the process'....



....and so we flip the piece for an-other view. I first cut this piece of branch wood a little over two years ago, and then last night working late I decided to plane this piece of cherry wood. Originally the color was starting to darken, however after sending the cherry through my planner, the aging process will now be starting over. Still have more of this one cut in longer pieces of branch wood and also there's some of the trunk still out in the woods. The cherry tree had died and by the time I found it, the wood in some places of the trunk had already started to go punky, however I was pleased and surprised that the branch wood was for the most part still solid….



....and then here is a fast sketch up of the rustic table that will be coming forth, as I also plan on using the cherry for the backsplash area….



Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
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www.frank.wordpress.com
Hi Mike;
--thanks for you words!
Actually as far as Greene and Greene goes…..I practice working with 'green' sometimes according to the joinery of, one piece green and one piece dry….makes for a very stable joint.

...and yes you have the soul of a poet….
GODSPEED,
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"Providere and Expressing Imagination"

"Having Depth of Foresight…."
....having depth of foresight, and the ability of preparation, gives me the understanding that as i look ahead, to that which is seen….so shall my yet be's, be!

Being busy as a beaver, as I gnaw on bits and pieces of 'wood art', which in my mind are just as clear, as when I reach out and take hold of that piece of wood in the flesh. And so I thought that I would post another project that is now in the works.

Now that spring is here, my mind is full of images of wood and the objects of art that are coming forth, and as I have said before, long term-and-short term projects are how I do it!

....here's one that is now going into 'the process'....



....and so we flip the piece for an-other view. I first cut this piece of branch wood a little over two years ago, and then last night working late I decided to plane this piece of cherry wood. Originally the color was starting to darken, however after sending the cherry through my planner, the aging process will now be starting over. Still have more of this one cut in longer pieces of branch wood and also there's some of the trunk still out in the woods. The cherry tree had died and by the time I found it, the wood in some places of the trunk had already started to go punky, however I was pleased and surprised that the branch wood was for the most part still solid….



....and then here is a fast sketch up of the rustic table that will be coming forth, as I also plan on using the cherry for the backsplash area….



Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
RusticWoodArt

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www.frank.wordpress.com
Hi Karson;
--well as I tell some folks, some pieces get stories and then there are those pieces that talk to me and give me a poem along with their name, and so we shall yet see, what will be….

And yes be it with story or a poem, they go together with the piece when that piece of 'wood art' is bought by an-other! Folks like it that way.

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
 

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"Providere"

"Providere"

....and so i now come to an update on the progress of such a one, such as this….'my providere….

And so this story begins in the early days of our country, long before the times of Greene and Greene, (and I am meaning no disrespect here at all) when our carpenters of colonial days were fresh of the boats and in a new world. These carpenters were shipwrights who had come to the new world and now found much use for their talents in 'the land of opportunity'. We also have the French who later came down from Canada and settled in that area we now call the Adirondacks of upstate New York. Coming here to trap, hunt and act as guides, these also out of necessity for needing furniture and keeping a busy mind during the long winter months, learned to build what we now call rustic furniture. I probably should write more on this subject in my series at: "Rustic" by RusticWoodArt ; http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/frank/blog/510 and so I will hold off for now on further comment.

....now back to the story about 'providere'! I'm going to hold off on dimensions at this point to keep some height of suspense to this story book fable, but there are enough clues in the pictures as to give one reference points for making decisions as to dimensions. Ha!....I kind of like that, 'decisions as to dimensions'....or how about "Decisions of Demented Dimensions" as all played out on a 3D landscape, I'll have to save that thought for a future story. Hmmm, just cannot seem to keep to my story line this morning….

I now have a table top that is (....) slab and roughly (....) hundred years old, while the back board is as I have already mentioned, cherry from a piece of branch wood. Side boards are of 1st cut pine which I ran through a planner and kept the 'live edge'.



....I had to leave this piece of 'character in the wood when I cut the top yesterday. I used the Japanese Takuma pull saw to cut all my ends of wood for square, just love that saw….



....So far now the tools of use have been the broadax, timber slick, timber chisel, sandpaper , pocketknife, wood rasp, drawknife, Porter Cable worm drive trim saw, planner and lets not forget pencil. You will also notice in this picture that I was able to get the knot hole in the sideboard to line up with the depression in the table top…..



....now I can move out of the shop into the front area of the barn, where I have proceeded to take a piece of oak and rive it into four separate pieces with froe and mallet….



....and yes after the riving is done, I then proceeded to use the timber slick and timber framing chisel to start smoothing out the legs….



Next work in order is to start hand carving my wooden nails to use in the attaching of all wood and also start hand making my mortise and tenons….wood working at it's best and it doesn't get any better then this!

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
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"Providere"

"Providere"

....and so i now come to an update on the progress of such a one, such as this….'my providere….

And so this story begins in the early days of our country, long before the times of Greene and Greene, (and I am meaning no disrespect here at all) when our carpenters of colonial days were fresh of the boats and in a new world. These carpenters were shipwrights who had come to the new world and now found much use for their talents in 'the land of opportunity'. We also have the French who later came down from Canada and settled in that area we now call the Adirondacks of upstate New York. Coming here to trap, hunt and act as guides, these also out of necessity for needing furniture and keeping a busy mind during the long winter months, learned to build what we now call rustic furniture. I probably should write more on this subject in my series at: "Rustic" by RusticWoodArt ; http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/frank/blog/510 and so I will hold off for now on further comment.

....now back to the story about 'providere'! I'm going to hold off on dimensions at this point to keep some height of suspense to this story book fable, but there are enough clues in the pictures as to give one reference points for making decisions as to dimensions. Ha!....I kind of like that, 'decisions as to dimensions'....or how about "Decisions of Demented Dimensions" as all played out on a 3D landscape, I'll have to save that thought for a future story. Hmmm, just cannot seem to keep to my story line this morning….

I now have a table top that is (....) slab and roughly (....) hundred years old, while the back board is as I have already mentioned, cherry from a piece of branch wood. Side boards are of 1st cut pine which I ran through a planner and kept the 'live edge'.



....I had to leave this piece of 'character in the wood when I cut the top yesterday. I used the Japanese Takuma pull saw to cut all my ends of wood for square, just love that saw….



....So far now the tools of use have been the broadax, timber slick, timber chisel, sandpaper , pocketknife, wood rasp, drawknife, Porter Cable worm drive trim saw, planner and lets not forget pencil. You will also notice in this picture that I was able to get the knot hole in the sideboard to line up with the depression in the table top…..



....now I can move out of the shop into the front area of the barn, where I have proceeded to take a piece of oak and rive it into four separate pieces with froe and mallet….



....and yes after the riving is done, I then proceeded to use the timber slick and timber framing chisel to start smoothing out the legs….



Next work in order is to start hand carving my wooden nails to use in the attaching of all wood and also start hand making my mortise and tenons….wood working at it's best and it doesn't get any better then this!

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
RusticWoodArt

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www.frank.wordpress.com
Frank. Great trip you are taking us on. It looks great.
 

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"Providere"

"Providere"

....and so i now come to an update on the progress of such a one, such as this….'my providere….

And so this story begins in the early days of our country, long before the times of Greene and Greene, (and I am meaning no disrespect here at all) when our carpenters of colonial days were fresh of the boats and in a new world. These carpenters were shipwrights who had come to the new world and now found much use for their talents in 'the land of opportunity'. We also have the French who later came down from Canada and settled in that area we now call the Adirondacks of upstate New York. Coming here to trap, hunt and act as guides, these also out of necessity for needing furniture and keeping a busy mind during the long winter months, learned to build what we now call rustic furniture. I probably should write more on this subject in my series at: "Rustic" by RusticWoodArt ; http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/frank/blog/510 and so I will hold off for now on further comment.

....now back to the story about 'providere'! I'm going to hold off on dimensions at this point to keep some height of suspense to this story book fable, but there are enough clues in the pictures as to give one reference points for making decisions as to dimensions. Ha!....I kind of like that, 'decisions as to dimensions'....or how about "Decisions of Demented Dimensions" as all played out on a 3D landscape, I'll have to save that thought for a future story. Hmmm, just cannot seem to keep to my story line this morning….

I now have a table top that is (....) slab and roughly (....) hundred years old, while the back board is as I have already mentioned, cherry from a piece of branch wood. Side boards are of 1st cut pine which I ran through a planner and kept the 'live edge'.



....I had to leave this piece of 'character in the wood when I cut the top yesterday. I used the Japanese Takuma pull saw to cut all my ends of wood for square, just love that saw….



....So far now the tools of use have been the broadax, timber slick, timber chisel, sandpaper , pocketknife, wood rasp, drawknife, Porter Cable worm drive trim saw, planner and lets not forget pencil. You will also notice in this picture that I was able to get the knot hole in the sideboard to line up with the depression in the table top…..



....now I can move out of the shop into the front area of the barn, where I have proceeded to take a piece of oak and rive it into four separate pieces with froe and mallet….



....and yes after the riving is done, I then proceeded to use the timber slick and timber framing chisel to start smoothing out the legs….



Next work in order is to start hand carving my wooden nails to use in the attaching of all wood and also start hand making my mortise and tenons….wood working at it's best and it doesn't get any better then this!

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
RusticWoodArt

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www.frank.wordpress.com
--thanks Karson;
....great trip, great adventure and good fun as it should be!

GODSPEED,
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"Providere"

....and so i now come to an update on the progress of such a one, such as this….'my providere….

And so this story begins in the early days of our country, long before the times of Greene and Greene, (and I am meaning no disrespect here at all) when our carpenters of colonial days were fresh of the boats and in a new world. These carpenters were shipwrights who had come to the new world and now found much use for their talents in 'the land of opportunity'. We also have the French who later came down from Canada and settled in that area we now call the Adirondacks of upstate New York. Coming here to trap, hunt and act as guides, these also out of necessity for needing furniture and keeping a busy mind during the long winter months, learned to build what we now call rustic furniture. I probably should write more on this subject in my series at: "Rustic" by RusticWoodArt ; http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/frank/blog/510 and so I will hold off for now on further comment.

....now back to the story about 'providere'! I'm going to hold off on dimensions at this point to keep some height of suspense to this story book fable, but there are enough clues in the pictures as to give one reference points for making decisions as to dimensions. Ha!....I kind of like that, 'decisions as to dimensions'....or how about "Decisions of Demented Dimensions" as all played out on a 3D landscape, I'll have to save that thought for a future story. Hmmm, just cannot seem to keep to my story line this morning….

I now have a table top that is (....) slab and roughly (....) hundred years old, while the back board is as I have already mentioned, cherry from a piece of branch wood. Side boards are of 1st cut pine which I ran through a planner and kept the 'live edge'.



....I had to leave this piece of 'character in the wood when I cut the top yesterday. I used the Japanese Takuma pull saw to cut all my ends of wood for square, just love that saw….



....So far now the tools of use have been the broadax, timber slick, timber chisel, sandpaper , pocketknife, wood rasp, drawknife, Porter Cable worm drive trim saw, planner and lets not forget pencil. You will also notice in this picture that I was able to get the knot hole in the sideboard to line up with the depression in the table top…..



....now I can move out of the shop into the front area of the barn, where I have proceeded to take a piece of oak and rive it into four separate pieces with froe and mallet….



....and yes after the riving is done, I then proceeded to use the timber slick and timber framing chisel to start smoothing out the legs….



Next work in order is to start hand carving my wooden nails to use in the attaching of all wood and also start hand making my mortise and tenons….wood working at it's best and it doesn't get any better then this!

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
RusticWoodArt

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www.frank.wordpress.com
Frank, can you recommend a good Froe? I would love to be able to split found wood down so that it will fit my bansaw. Any other tools you would recommend as part of a basic kit to deal with green wood?

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"Providere"

....and so i now come to an update on the progress of such a one, such as this….'my providere….

And so this story begins in the early days of our country, long before the times of Greene and Greene, (and I am meaning no disrespect here at all) when our carpenters of colonial days were fresh of the boats and in a new world. These carpenters were shipwrights who had come to the new world and now found much use for their talents in 'the land of opportunity'. We also have the French who later came down from Canada and settled in that area we now call the Adirondacks of upstate New York. Coming here to trap, hunt and act as guides, these also out of necessity for needing furniture and keeping a busy mind during the long winter months, learned to build what we now call rustic furniture. I probably should write more on this subject in my series at: "Rustic" by RusticWoodArt ; http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/frank/blog/510 and so I will hold off for now on further comment.

....now back to the story about 'providere'! I'm going to hold off on dimensions at this point to keep some height of suspense to this story book fable, but there are enough clues in the pictures as to give one reference points for making decisions as to dimensions. Ha!....I kind of like that, 'decisions as to dimensions'....or how about "Decisions of Demented Dimensions" as all played out on a 3D landscape, I'll have to save that thought for a future story. Hmmm, just cannot seem to keep to my story line this morning….

I now have a table top that is (....) slab and roughly (....) hundred years old, while the back board is as I have already mentioned, cherry from a piece of branch wood. Side boards are of 1st cut pine which I ran through a planner and kept the 'live edge'.



....I had to leave this piece of 'character in the wood when I cut the top yesterday. I used the Japanese Takuma pull saw to cut all my ends of wood for square, just love that saw….



....So far now the tools of use have been the broadax, timber slick, timber chisel, sandpaper , pocketknife, wood rasp, drawknife, Porter Cable worm drive trim saw, planner and lets not forget pencil. You will also notice in this picture that I was able to get the knot hole in the sideboard to line up with the depression in the table top…..



....now I can move out of the shop into the front area of the barn, where I have proceeded to take a piece of oak and rive it into four separate pieces with froe and mallet….



....and yes after the riving is done, I then proceeded to use the timber slick and timber framing chisel to start smoothing out the legs….



Next work in order is to start hand carving my wooden nails to use in the attaching of all wood and also start hand making my mortise and tenons….wood working at it's best and it doesn't get any better then this!

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
RusticWoodArt

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....and so i now come to an update on the progress of such a one, such as this….'my providere….

And so this story begins in the early days of our country, long before the times of Greene and Greene, (and I am meaning no disrespect here at all) when our carpenters of colonial days were fresh of the boats and in a new world. These carpenters were shipwrights who had come to the new world and now found much use for their talents in 'the land of opportunity'. We also have the French who later came down from Canada and settled in that area we now call the Adirondacks of upstate New York. Coming here to trap, hunt and act as guides, these also out of necessity for needing furniture and keeping a busy mind during the long winter months, learned to build what we now call rustic furniture. I probably should write more on this subject in my series at: "Rustic" by RusticWoodArt ; http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/frank/blog/510 and so I will hold off for now on further comment.

....now back to the story about 'providere'! I'm going to hold off on dimensions at this point to keep some height of suspense to this story book fable, but there are enough clues in the pictures as to give one reference points for making decisions as to dimensions. Ha!....I kind of like that, 'decisions as to dimensions'....or how about "Decisions of Demented Dimensions" as all played out on a 3D landscape, I'll have to save that thought for a future story. Hmmm, just cannot seem to keep to my story line this morning….

I now have a table top that is (....) slab and roughly (....) hundred years old, while the back board is as I have already mentioned, cherry from a piece of branch wood. Side boards are of 1st cut pine which I ran through a planner and kept the 'live edge'.



....I had to leave this piece of 'character in the wood when I cut the top yesterday. I used the Japanese Takuma pull saw to cut all my ends of wood for square, just love that saw….



....So far now the tools of use have been the broadax, timber slick, timber chisel, sandpaper , pocketknife, wood rasp, drawknife, Porter Cable worm drive trim saw, planner and lets not forget pencil. You will also notice in this picture that I was able to get the knot hole in the sideboard to line up with the depression in the table top…..



....now I can move out of the shop into the front area of the barn, where I have proceeded to take a piece of oak and rive it into four separate pieces with froe and mallet….



....and yes after the riving is done, I then proceeded to use the timber slick and timber framing chisel to start smoothing out the legs….



Next work in order is to start hand carving my wooden nails to use in the attaching of all wood and also start hand making my mortise and tenons….wood working at it's best and it doesn't get any better then this!

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
RusticWoodArt

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www.frank.wordpress.com
another step in the project unfolding. I love it!

Some of your tools I am familiar with but most are new to me… Perhaps in upcoming blogs you could highlight a tool and kinda show us how it is used in the process??
 

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"Providere"

"Providere"

....and so i now come to an update on the progress of such a one, such as this….'my providere….

And so this story begins in the early days of our country, long before the times of Greene and Greene, (and I am meaning no disrespect here at all) when our carpenters of colonial days were fresh of the boats and in a new world. These carpenters were shipwrights who had come to the new world and now found much use for their talents in 'the land of opportunity'. We also have the French who later came down from Canada and settled in that area we now call the Adirondacks of upstate New York. Coming here to trap, hunt and act as guides, these also out of necessity for needing furniture and keeping a busy mind during the long winter months, learned to build what we now call rustic furniture. I probably should write more on this subject in my series at: "Rustic" by RusticWoodArt ; http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/frank/blog/510 and so I will hold off for now on further comment.

....now back to the story about 'providere'! I'm going to hold off on dimensions at this point to keep some height of suspense to this story book fable, but there are enough clues in the pictures as to give one reference points for making decisions as to dimensions. Ha!....I kind of like that, 'decisions as to dimensions'....or how about "Decisions of Demented Dimensions" as all played out on a 3D landscape, I'll have to save that thought for a future story. Hmmm, just cannot seem to keep to my story line this morning….

I now have a table top that is (....) slab and roughly (....) hundred years old, while the back board is as I have already mentioned, cherry from a piece of branch wood. Side boards are of 1st cut pine which I ran through a planner and kept the 'live edge'.



....I had to leave this piece of 'character in the wood when I cut the top yesterday. I used the Japanese Takuma pull saw to cut all my ends of wood for square, just love that saw….



....So far now the tools of use have been the broadax, timber slick, timber chisel, sandpaper , pocketknife, wood rasp, drawknife, Porter Cable worm drive trim saw, planner and lets not forget pencil. You will also notice in this picture that I was able to get the knot hole in the sideboard to line up with the depression in the table top…..



....now I can move out of the shop into the front area of the barn, where I have proceeded to take a piece of oak and rive it into four separate pieces with froe and mallet….



....and yes after the riving is done, I then proceeded to use the timber slick and timber framing chisel to start smoothing out the legs….



Next work in order is to start hand carving my wooden nails to use in the attaching of all wood and also start hand making my mortise and tenons….wood working at it's best and it doesn't get any better then this!

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
RusticWoodArt

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www.frank.wordpress.com
Hello Wayne;

First of all most of what I get in this area is what has been gathered over many-many years, and when I need something fast I will usually do the two hour drive down, two hours at the store and two hours home, which makes for an all day trip, since I will also stop at Borders on the way home and read for some hours there. I use Woodcraft for the timber framing tools that I get, since they are all thats around me, except that I also sometimes go to Rockler.

Much of what I get has also been gathered from estate sales, garage sales and 'rooting around in old barns, which has given me a variety of hand tools. Hand made 'bark spudders', 'hand made slicks, drawknives and various chisels, plus many others….

So as to answering you question as to a good froe, I get mine from Woodcraft and I cannot seem to wear them out. If the handle should break on my froe, chisels or should I wear out a mallet, and you will with the froe, timber chisels and mallets, then I just make my own.

In this list I am giving here, you should understand that except where I note a special tool with manufactures name, names don't mean a lot to me as I have found that all these tools from woodworking stores like Woodcraft work good. When your paying $120.00 for a slick, why bother paying more….the slick I'm using now has been going good since purchased back in the summer of 2001. What's more important is the taking of good care of the metal.

A good start is:
1) timber framing or boat builders slick; 3-3/8×10'' ....$120.00

2) shingle froe; ....$50.00

3) mallet for froe and make it in a big size and small size, form the picture you will see a smaller size which comes from my wood pile. I might also add here that most all of my mallet and froe-- chisel handles are made from green wood, nothing fancy and yet in their making I do add a since of character to them. Wood that I have used, hardwood and I use it all….whatever is handy will work. I know that I may be taking some of the glamor off of mallets and handles here, but when you use them and go through them like I do, then I have found that whatever is around….works! Also I might mention that the timber framing slick is never struck with any object outside of you hand, that slick will fit under your shoulder or in both hands and it is pushed it will shave, plane, carve and clean up the wood.

That is the basics, but I also could not do with out these:
4) Broadax or Broadaxe, which I also use as a plane when I flip this one on it's side. This is something one has to learn and if you are already into planes, well you will have to make that decision yourself. I never use a plane but with time have learned to use the slick, timber chisel and broadax in place of the plane; .....$200.00

5) Timber Framing & Boat Builder's Slick; 1'' and 1-1/2''; ....$90.00 and $120.00

6) PFEIL Carving Adzes:
--Straight Head Adze; ....$100.00
--Curved Head Adze; ....$100.00

7) bark spudders which can be found rooting around in old barns and garage sales….

8) drawknives which can also be found at estate sales, garage sales and old barns….

Have I missed anything, well I'm sure I have so i you have any more questions feel free to ask.

I also cannot stop here without mentioning that all these tools are very lethal, try swinging the broadax or adzes without knowing what you are getting into and you may loose many body parts plus your life. I work with these all the time and much of that time is by myself alone. I have never taken them for granted and likewise concerning these tools, I also have no near misses to tell. The broadax and adze do not give one much chance to tell the story as you are the story that will be told.

Thank you.
Frank
 

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"Providere"

"Providere"

....and so i now come to an update on the progress of such a one, such as this….'my providere….

And so this story begins in the early days of our country, long before the times of Greene and Greene, (and I am meaning no disrespect here at all) when our carpenters of colonial days were fresh of the boats and in a new world. These carpenters were shipwrights who had come to the new world and now found much use for their talents in 'the land of opportunity'. We also have the French who later came down from Canada and settled in that area we now call the Adirondacks of upstate New York. Coming here to trap, hunt and act as guides, these also out of necessity for needing furniture and keeping a busy mind during the long winter months, learned to build what we now call rustic furniture. I probably should write more on this subject in my series at: "Rustic" by RusticWoodArt ; http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/frank/blog/510 and so I will hold off for now on further comment.

....now back to the story about 'providere'! I'm going to hold off on dimensions at this point to keep some height of suspense to this story book fable, but there are enough clues in the pictures as to give one reference points for making decisions as to dimensions. Ha!....I kind of like that, 'decisions as to dimensions'....or how about "Decisions of Demented Dimensions" as all played out on a 3D landscape, I'll have to save that thought for a future story. Hmmm, just cannot seem to keep to my story line this morning….

I now have a table top that is (....) slab and roughly (....) hundred years old, while the back board is as I have already mentioned, cherry from a piece of branch wood. Side boards are of 1st cut pine which I ran through a planner and kept the 'live edge'.



....I had to leave this piece of 'character in the wood when I cut the top yesterday. I used the Japanese Takuma pull saw to cut all my ends of wood for square, just love that saw….



....So far now the tools of use have been the broadax, timber slick, timber chisel, sandpaper , pocketknife, wood rasp, drawknife, Porter Cable worm drive trim saw, planner and lets not forget pencil. You will also notice in this picture that I was able to get the knot hole in the sideboard to line up with the depression in the table top…..



....now I can move out of the shop into the front area of the barn, where I have proceeded to take a piece of oak and rive it into four separate pieces with froe and mallet….



....and yes after the riving is done, I then proceeded to use the timber slick and timber framing chisel to start smoothing out the legs….



Next work in order is to start hand carving my wooden nails to use in the attaching of all wood and also start hand making my mortise and tenons….wood working at it's best and it doesn't get any better then this!

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
RusticWoodArt

[email protected]
www.frank.wordpress.com
Note correction:
--on the above, #5) should read as;
Timber Framing Socket Firmer Chisel; 1'' and 1-1/2'', ....$90.00 and $110.00

....since I have already mentioned the Timber Slick in #1)

GODSPEED,
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....and so i now come to an update on the progress of such a one, such as this….'my providere….

And so this story begins in the early days of our country, long before the times of Greene and Greene, (and I am meaning no disrespect here at all) when our carpenters of colonial days were fresh of the boats and in a new world. These carpenters were shipwrights who had come to the new world and now found much use for their talents in 'the land of opportunity'. We also have the French who later came down from Canada and settled in that area we now call the Adirondacks of upstate New York. Coming here to trap, hunt and act as guides, these also out of necessity for needing furniture and keeping a busy mind during the long winter months, learned to build what we now call rustic furniture. I probably should write more on this subject in my series at: "Rustic" by RusticWoodArt ; http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/frank/blog/510 and so I will hold off for now on further comment.

....now back to the story about 'providere'! I'm going to hold off on dimensions at this point to keep some height of suspense to this story book fable, but there are enough clues in the pictures as to give one reference points for making decisions as to dimensions. Ha!....I kind of like that, 'decisions as to dimensions'....or how about "Decisions of Demented Dimensions" as all played out on a 3D landscape, I'll have to save that thought for a future story. Hmmm, just cannot seem to keep to my story line this morning….

I now have a table top that is (....) slab and roughly (....) hundred years old, while the back board is as I have already mentioned, cherry from a piece of branch wood. Side boards are of 1st cut pine which I ran through a planner and kept the 'live edge'.



....I had to leave this piece of 'character in the wood when I cut the top yesterday. I used the Japanese Takuma pull saw to cut all my ends of wood for square, just love that saw….



....So far now the tools of use have been the broadax, timber slick, timber chisel, sandpaper , pocketknife, wood rasp, drawknife, Porter Cable worm drive trim saw, planner and lets not forget pencil. You will also notice in this picture that I was able to get the knot hole in the sideboard to line up with the depression in the table top…..



....now I can move out of the shop into the front area of the barn, where I have proceeded to take a piece of oak and rive it into four separate pieces with froe and mallet….



....and yes after the riving is done, I then proceeded to use the timber slick and timber framing chisel to start smoothing out the legs….



Next work in order is to start hand carving my wooden nails to use in the attaching of all wood and also start hand making my mortise and tenons….wood working at it's best and it doesn't get any better then this!

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
RusticWoodArt

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www.frank.wordpress.com
Thanks for the information Frank. I guess I read this a few hours too late. I was over at WoodCraft taking a class today and they had a pretty good looking Froe for about $40. I held off thinking I would come back and read what you had to say.

I'm assuming that the Slick is leaning against the Froe in you picture. They had one of those as well. I did not price it.

Do you turn your mallets or just carve them?

I've got a couple of draw knives and will have to keep my eye out for the rest at flea markets and yard sales. Thank you again. I will let you know how it goes.
 

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....and so i now come to an update on the progress of such a one, such as this….'my providere….

And so this story begins in the early days of our country, long before the times of Greene and Greene, (and I am meaning no disrespect here at all) when our carpenters of colonial days were fresh of the boats and in a new world. These carpenters were shipwrights who had come to the new world and now found much use for their talents in 'the land of opportunity'. We also have the French who later came down from Canada and settled in that area we now call the Adirondacks of upstate New York. Coming here to trap, hunt and act as guides, these also out of necessity for needing furniture and keeping a busy mind during the long winter months, learned to build what we now call rustic furniture. I probably should write more on this subject in my series at: "Rustic" by RusticWoodArt ; http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/frank/blog/510 and so I will hold off for now on further comment.

....now back to the story about 'providere'! I'm going to hold off on dimensions at this point to keep some height of suspense to this story book fable, but there are enough clues in the pictures as to give one reference points for making decisions as to dimensions. Ha!....I kind of like that, 'decisions as to dimensions'....or how about "Decisions of Demented Dimensions" as all played out on a 3D landscape, I'll have to save that thought for a future story. Hmmm, just cannot seem to keep to my story line this morning….

I now have a table top that is (....) slab and roughly (....) hundred years old, while the back board is as I have already mentioned, cherry from a piece of branch wood. Side boards are of 1st cut pine which I ran through a planner and kept the 'live edge'.



....I had to leave this piece of 'character in the wood when I cut the top yesterday. I used the Japanese Takuma pull saw to cut all my ends of wood for square, just love that saw….



....So far now the tools of use have been the broadax, timber slick, timber chisel, sandpaper , pocketknife, wood rasp, drawknife, Porter Cable worm drive trim saw, planner and lets not forget pencil. You will also notice in this picture that I was able to get the knot hole in the sideboard to line up with the depression in the table top…..



....now I can move out of the shop into the front area of the barn, where I have proceeded to take a piece of oak and rive it into four separate pieces with froe and mallet….



....and yes after the riving is done, I then proceeded to use the timber slick and timber framing chisel to start smoothing out the legs….



Next work in order is to start hand carving my wooden nails to use in the attaching of all wood and also start hand making my mortise and tenons….wood working at it's best and it doesn't get any better then this!

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
RusticWoodArt

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now this is a great work in progress… from log to finished piece,... by hand!
 

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....and so i now come to an update on the progress of such a one, such as this….'my providere….

And so this story begins in the early days of our country, long before the times of Greene and Greene, (and I am meaning no disrespect here at all) when our carpenters of colonial days were fresh of the boats and in a new world. These carpenters were shipwrights who had come to the new world and now found much use for their talents in 'the land of opportunity'. We also have the French who later came down from Canada and settled in that area we now call the Adirondacks of upstate New York. Coming here to trap, hunt and act as guides, these also out of necessity for needing furniture and keeping a busy mind during the long winter months, learned to build what we now call rustic furniture. I probably should write more on this subject in my series at: "Rustic" by RusticWoodArt ; http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/frank/blog/510 and so I will hold off for now on further comment.

....now back to the story about 'providere'! I'm going to hold off on dimensions at this point to keep some height of suspense to this story book fable, but there are enough clues in the pictures as to give one reference points for making decisions as to dimensions. Ha!....I kind of like that, 'decisions as to dimensions'....or how about "Decisions of Demented Dimensions" as all played out on a 3D landscape, I'll have to save that thought for a future story. Hmmm, just cannot seem to keep to my story line this morning….

I now have a table top that is (....) slab and roughly (....) hundred years old, while the back board is as I have already mentioned, cherry from a piece of branch wood. Side boards are of 1st cut pine which I ran through a planner and kept the 'live edge'.



....I had to leave this piece of 'character in the wood when I cut the top yesterday. I used the Japanese Takuma pull saw to cut all my ends of wood for square, just love that saw….



....So far now the tools of use have been the broadax, timber slick, timber chisel, sandpaper , pocketknife, wood rasp, drawknife, Porter Cable worm drive trim saw, planner and lets not forget pencil. You will also notice in this picture that I was able to get the knot hole in the sideboard to line up with the depression in the table top…..



....now I can move out of the shop into the front area of the barn, where I have proceeded to take a piece of oak and rive it into four separate pieces with froe and mallet….



....and yes after the riving is done, I then proceeded to use the timber slick and timber framing chisel to start smoothing out the legs….



Next work in order is to start hand carving my wooden nails to use in the attaching of all wood and also start hand making my mortise and tenons….wood working at it's best and it doesn't get any better then this!

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
RusticWoodArt

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www.frank.wordpress.com
Hi Wayne;
Sorry for not getting back in time yesterday….

Yes, the froe from Woodcraft there for $40.00 sounds about right and the slick from them will also cost around $110.00 - $120.00 depending on who does the edge honing.

In the picture there is a froe, timber slick, 1'' socket framing firmer chisel and a 'woodpile mallet' which has been doing mallet time for about two months now. I was looking at it on Saturday and it want be long before I make another trip over to the wood pile. One of the reasons I use green wood for my mallets is that as they start to dry out, they start loosing some weight….which means less 'umph and smack-um' power.

Also one more note here, I could not get along in woodworking without the timber slick and 1'' socket framing firmer chisel, and as a matter of fact the 1'' firmer chisel is used constantly and always close at hand for whatever type of woodworking I am doing.

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank
 
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