lunedì 23 settembre 2013

WoodTurning after Work

I was often much tired when i was working in a woodworking shop
 at the end of the day was no way to start the lathe..

now my woodworking guru named Parride have a problem with brain,
he is taking some time in hospital,
i'm in a hope time for this,

but becouse of that i found another job in pick up fruit, specifically pears..
it's quite hard, you have to be really fast and at the same time
you must dodge clouds of mosquitoes really hungry around you,
pull up many boxes crammed with pears,
the first three days were quite hard,
but since the fourth day i came home as fast as possible to turn some wood..

i had a root of poplar,
a really old slab of walnut, owned by the grandfather of the grandfather of mu guru Parride...
and obviously some pieces of box elder...

in the last five years i gathered a lot of different wood, everywhere,
even from the side of the highway to south Italy...It's a crazy things i know,
coz I could even be reported if the police had found the Japanese saw in the car....

by the way here some pictures:



i'd like to have you listen this piece of song called Two Step by the DMB....

lunedì 16 settembre 2013

Old Acer Negundo Tree

Acer negundo is a small, usually fast-growing and fairly short-lived tree that grows up to 10–25 metres (33–82 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter of 30–50 centimetres (12–20 in), rarely up to 1 metre (3.3 ft) diameter. It often has several trunks and can form impenetrable thickets.

Other variant names, some of which are regional, include: In Canada it is commonly known as Manitoba Maple and occasionally as Elf Maple.Other names include Ash Maple, Ash-leaf Maple, Black Ash, California Boxelder, Cutleaf Maple, Cut-leaved Maple, Negundo Maple, Red River Maple, Stinking Ash, Sugar Ash, Three-leaved Maple, and Western Boxelder. In Russia it is called American Maple (Russianамериканский клён) as well as Ash-leaf Maple (Russianклён ясенелистный).

I'm a lucky man,
in the place where i'm living there are plenty of BoxElder tree,
used like ornament to the public garden...
Lately a lot have been cut,
i found a very old one,

and i have filled the garage
there is no place for whatever else,
is even hard to walk
and to clean after some turning...
it's a mess..
but how can i leave it out???

that have been cut for used to heat..
it was all done in irregular pieces,
and that was really pity, becouse if i had all the trunk in my hand i could have saved more nice pieces..
It have a lot of colours, from white sapwood to brown heart,

ain't turn a single piece of wood since end of july,
i never though that could happened,
but some woodworking, and now fruit picking took a lot of time,
finally decided to use this boxelder,
ain't that something???