One Tree Woodwork

Custom woodworking and art

About and Free One Tree Woodwork Stickers!!!!!

As a younger man I spent countless days wandering through the woods looking for dead or downed trees that could become my next woodworking project. I found that in any given parcel of woods there was always enough dead or dying trees to build more projects than I had time for. I had many adventures milling the trees with a chainsaw mill on site and then trying to figure out a way to get the often large amounts of wood usually a whole tree out of often dense woods and to my shop without the use of any equipment other than my back. Sometimes creeks needed to be forded,bees escaped from, or snakes dodged. The countless hours I spent in the woods deciding which trees to mill and the laborious act of cutting entire trees into boards with a chainsaw gave me much-needed time to think about design. It also gave me experience in the way trees grow and also die and how the experiences that tree had during its lifetime such as drought,wet years,disease,a lot of sun,little sun,and other stresses shape everything from the heart of the wood to the outside bark. During those days I was often so wrapped up and in my own little world for hours inside thick woods I occasionally got caught in rain showers and once in a significant thunderstorm. In which like the other animals I sought the refuge among the trees canopy and used its trunk as an armchair and was amazed of just how comfortable it was naturally. As I sat there huddled under a tree with chainsaw chaps so covered in sawdust I looked more tree than human I watched the rain fall down from the perspective of the tree as I sat in its clutches in one of the most comfortable seats I had sat in. It reminded me of something a great art teacher  had once told me as we were sculpting head bust from clay he said that he found it amazing that of all the fancy tools an artist can buy to help shape the face the eyes,nose,cheeks,chin,jaw line, that the best tool was your hands. That for instance the cheek could be formed by cupping  your palm and applying pressure to the clay in just the right area would create a cheek “naturally”. As if nature intended it to be that way as if everything in this world is like puzzle pieces that all seamlessly fit together if you can recognize the pattern. I don’t get to spend as much time in the woods custom chainsaw milling but the lessons I learned in the woods stay with me as well as the inspiration and passion. I take the use of trees seriously it was all that time I spent in the woods that shaped what I have become as a woodworker and the way I approach life. When you understand what even one trees existence means to the planet from a cellular level all the way down to an aesthetic level than you must bear the weight of responsibility in how you use even one tree.

Tohner S. Jackson

Example above: These projects and several others were all created from on small dead aromatic cedar tree.

Check the link below for more info

http://www.plantabillion.org

Pic of One Tree Woodwork sticker below:

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They told you nothing in life was free……Well they were wrong ,just submit your name (or fake name) with address to the private form below and I will send you a free sticker. That’s it real simple and I promise your address will not be kept and used for some creepy mailing list or sold to the highest bidder. Just a sticker or maybe even two that can be placed pretty much anywhere you have a 4″ x 4″ area to spare. (trucks,cars,campers,buses,tool boxes,garages,helmets,holes in sheetrock,etc……. All I ask is that wherever you place it just send me a pic of where it landed

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5 comments on “About and Free One Tree Woodwork Stickers!!!!!

  1. Lloyd Kahn
    April 22, 2013

    Tohner, Can you giver me yr. email address? (Re. your mobile workshop in our TINY HOMES ON THE MOVE book)
    Lloyd Kahn
    lloyd@shelterpub.com

  2. diydad
    August 6, 2013

    Tohner, I ran into this today and thought this would be up your alley. I suppose it isn’t very “creative” to copy an idea…. but you should make one of these (adding your own style of course). Wine rack made out of a tree stump… http://www.oakwineracks.co.uk/products/art/30/oak-wine-rack.htm

    • TOHNER JACKSON
      August 6, 2013

      Thanks for the link! I dig it man,now to find a bit that size and a drill big enough to handle it. Thanks for sharing.

      • diydad
        August 6, 2013

        only thing i can think of beside a great big coring bit would be a hole saw, bit extension and a chisel. I may have to haul a log down from the mountains to do this myself.

      • TOHNER JACKSON
        August 6, 2013

        The biggest challenge I see is holding the drill square with the log so as not to get the drill and bit in a bind. I don’t know about a coring bit but a hole saw that size paired with a drill big enough to handle it could put a hurt on you if the bit gets in a bind the drill would like to make your wrist pay for the mistake. Obviously the guy doing it must have something that is doing it fairly easy judging by the amount of holes he has in some of those logs.
        If you do end up doing it I would love to hear how it goes.

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