The Champion Table Build, Part 1: Compose, Scribe and Fit

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the beauty of God’s edge

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composing pieces

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flattening black walnut with a router and jig

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more looking, more composing

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smoothing and shaping edges

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smoothing and joining white oak

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assembling white oak panels

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white oak and black walnut adjusted and clamped for scribing

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knife scribing every curve

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the white oak panel marked and ready to cut

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rough cutting on the bandsaw, staying about 1/16th to 1/8th away from the scribed line

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cutting the line deeper

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paring away the waste to establish a shoulder along the scribe-line

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making the shoulders broad and deep

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chopping and paring right up to the line

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the shoulder becomes a jig to cut the rest of the piece right to the line using a pattern bit and router

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after cutting a slot for a floating tenon, dry-fitting pieces

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the floating tenons cut and laid out

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tenons glued in

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glued and clamped

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joining and smoothing the new edges

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on to the next step…

Holy, the Lesser Saints

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the lesser saints

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weave their quiet

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agile stories

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amongst the lives

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of greater lights

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holy, the lesser saints

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the color

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upon their brows

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they do not cry out

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they do not turn

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hearts raised like rafters

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forever orbiting

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tireless in quest

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the sphere of your glory

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to enter and remain

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bring newer life

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from ancient tribes

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all in anticipation

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groaning in the yearning

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their own eternal ribbon voice

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those who have ears…

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let them hear

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holy, the lesser saints

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bring your longing

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bring your capacity

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for fullness

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in the life of the soil

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countless prophets

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behold and know

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see and have understanding

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awaken, members of wholeness

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you are provision

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you are appointed

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little lights, you are His

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lesser saints

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holding up mountains

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echoes of distant voice

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priests of the eternal present

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fierce and strange

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are the quiet ones

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in silent witness

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givers of the heart of God

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receiving and giving from the heart of God

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celebrating mystery in plain-ness

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in infinite variety and order

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teach the spiritual truths of rest and labor

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sweat and awe

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all from silent knees and horns

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in the unending world, glory will be known forever


Workshop, Studio & Land


A slew of recent additions to our Etsy storefront are pictured below.  There are prints, bowls, handmade goat milk soap with free shipping and a few paintings, even. Please click on the green BaumWerk sign immediately below to visit the store.  Thank you!

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Bodark Obed Edom

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Print of Obed Edom framed in a re-purposed osage-orange (hedge, bodark, or bois d’arc) fence post

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Walking Man nimmt ein Sabbat

Resting Walking Man

The Eternal Present

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Summer waxing

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into eternal presence

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ancient thunder quivers along the crust

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twinning amongst and toppling titans

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the smallest witnesses quiet as their gaze

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oldest of fault lines wrought with terror for men

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Ragnarok not yet come to cleave a line between

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the fruits of Eden and the curse

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brothers old as Abel and Cain

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approach the day with a steady gate

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mend the tack and the linkage

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the work the day is ready to hand

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unfold unfold great sheets unfold

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the heavens rain diamonds from the mouth of God

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the rye bends, the wheat and barley bend, the corn the teff bend low, below

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rust and blood speak and spin

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the day is new again

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tension speaks in unheard frequencies

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felt, like order drawn from skeins of chaos

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a fragment of destiny

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order from a mystic mind

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elder memories

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ancient fodder, best fodder

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tools for the telling of

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tools for the remembering of

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the days when Noah stored up faith

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quieted his family with peace

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as the rim of the earth spilled over

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rolling stones 

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adjoining man with the presence

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again, Noah enters day

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moored, listening

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breathing presence in

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wrested in grace

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see how the earth remembers differently

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manifest ancient eternal presence


“Johnny” is a spoon carved in figured hard maple.
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