Have any of you ever found yourself wondering about the tree of
which the wood you are working was once a part? Whilst jointing some ash
for the entertainment center drawers this afternoon, I found myself
wondering where the tree had grown and what sorts of wildlife had once
lived in its branches and under its shade. Had it once been a tree-stand
for hunters, or had children or others once climbed it to see further into
the forest? Had deer sheltered under it in a snowstorm or rain? Not
really in a maudlin fashion, these musings were more of an inquisitive
nature rather than anything negative. One of those more introspective
things than anything else.
A few times.
I picked up some old maple a while ago. Made it into a crib for my little
one. While sawing it - I sawed thru a old lead bullet.
Got me wondering a bit on it. Where it came from - did it go thru anyone
before it hit the tree. Was it from the civil war?
Most likley some punk w/ a 22 a few years ago :)
It was pretty neat tho.
I made some picture frames for my kids from a pear tree I had to 'put
We had picnics under that tree. That tree fed thousands of birds the
sweetest pears, and oh, the millions of darting wasps it attracted....
stop me before I blubber....
Seriously, I do think it is healthy to stop and think sometimes.
Just do not stop and think where that water in your beer may have
Apparently I'm not the only one to have thought about dinosaur piss... A
book I read in 4th grade (c 1967) said that every time you take a breath
you're breathing in 3 molecules of air that Leonardo da Vinci breathed. ;-)
Ponder that for awhile.
More evidence that you should always use a respirator and have good
ventilation when using lacquer! ;^)
Actually, as a ute I used to get interesting day dreams coming from
all the smells that came out of the pine I was cutting at the
furniture factory job.
On Sun, 28 Nov 2004 21:45:37 -0700, Mark & Juanita
nope... and I don't think of the steer that my steak is made of,
you get your head wrapped around stuff like that, you're going to be
gluing styrofoam for a hobby because you don't want to hurt any more
What about the poor doe-eyed dinosaurs that died and became the oil
the styrofoam was made out of?
I have heard a Native American (dugout) canoe maker say that he was
making a canoe to honor the tree and celebrate all the years it had
been part of the forest. He was using all his skill and art to make
something beautiful and useful from the tree's gift of its wood that
would be appreciated by his children and grandchildren.
I used to when growing up on the farm. It was the ones that got out all
the time, usually when we were busy with something else, that graced our
table so there was some poetic justice in eating them. ;-)
Nah, I'm not headed toward tree-hugger status. Besides, I'd hate to
reduce the supply of the endangered styrofoams.
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