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To the heartless monster who owns this website

Thanks for the awesome print Michael!

I hope you, in your capacity as brutal overlord of the Daily Paul, approve of what I've done with it.

I built this frame mainly from salvaged wood I culled from shipping pallets and trailer decking. I think the main wood is probably American Plane. The inlaid strips are Apitong aka Keruing.

With the line from the print in mind, I preserved the knots, nail holes, and imperfections as much as possible, sometimes purposely including them.

I did all of the work myself, including cutting and setting the glass and mounting the picture. The total material cost was around 30 FRNs.

Once again, thanks for the inspiration and the print, this wouldn't have been possible if either were missing.

And special thanks to the Jam Session and crew for the musical accompaniment while I worked.

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Michael Nystrom's picture

It really is beautiful in that frame

It really fills me with awe and wonder to see it like that.

I wish I could make stuff like that. I wish I was Bob Villa, before the fall. (This Old House) The guy that replaced him had no personality.

You asked about the origins of it. I had them printed in 2011, as you see the copyright at the bottom says. It is a little irksome that they claim a copyright over a poster I bought. But they did design them. But they didn't tell me they were going to do it.

At any rate. Welcome to my chatter box. He usually just stays in my head, but somehow he's managed to make it onto the screen. Jumped.

I had them printed, intending to sell them as a fund raiser. But they didn't sell that well, so they've been sitting in the basement. They've come with me on two moves.

And I really like the message, and I love the poster.

It is kind of a throwback. You just don't see hand made posters like that. I think I had 150 made. And I've been sending them out to people who send in something nice. Or do something nice that I appreciate. People that I love.

There are people on here that I love that I have never met.

That includes you.

I can't even say I understand it. Or sometimes I think I might be delusional.

But Jesus Christ loved us all. And the Buddha. They were high voltage transmission posts. Super duper Giga Watts of love on transmission. They glowed it.

Is that job available to anyone, has? Can any human being turn that switch?

Is the reason they don't because they're scared? Because they deny their power?

And the meaning of the tree.

It comes from quilitingsando's liberty tree.

It is the roots that support what is on top. But we always forget about the roots. We all do. It is a human trait, at least at this particular hour of our existence.

Right now it seems like the whole world is letting the roots die.

There is a cultural revolution going on. Machines are changing our culture. Bowling Alone noticed it.
http://www.amazon.com/Bowling-Alone-Collapse-American-Commun...

Society, especially in the city, is so fragmented. The overwhelming vast majority of people are strangers to one another. Civil, polite strangers, who do their best to ignore one another.

Scorn, is what my single friends call it in Boston. The women scorn by refusing to acknowledge your presence. Looking everywhere but into another human beings eyes.

It just doesn't happen in Boston.

I say hello to everyone I see who looks halfway awake.

Most people are completely unconscious.

Kill your heroes
Kill the Buddha

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Just so you know...

When you say

I wish I could make stuff like that. I wish I was Bob Villa, before the fall. (This Old House) The guy that replaced him had no personality.

you should know that you really did. I couldn't, wouldn't, have made it without your help and contribution.

I could have made the exact same frame at anytime prior to getting the print from you, but then it would have just been a frame. It wouldn't be the same without the picture, without the little prods to do something from you, and without the DP. I'd say you did most of the work.

Bob Villa ain't got nothing on you man. He's just a pitch man, a veneer, slickly applied to a show to sell windows or house wrap or GMC pickups. He never built any of those houses, not like you built this one. He sure as hell doesn't go back around to them to remove pests either.

It's really nice to know the history of the of the tree. It's hard to believe that the posters didn't sell, everyone that's seen this one comments just as much on the picture as on the frame.

As for this:

Is that job available to anyone, has? Can any human being turn that switch?

Is the reason they don't because they're scared? Because they deny their power?

I'd have to say the answer is definitely yes on both counts.

They don't have to be scared, it's just hard for some people to get over being that way, but it's really easy too. All it takes most of the time is a wave or a smile, even a simple nod to aknowledge that another person is there.

Two songs come to mind, and of the two this one seems the most apt, so I'll just leave it here.


http://youtu.be/Eaw3dfewDGw

Michael Nystrom's picture

That was a beautiful song, has

And a lovely comment. Thank you. What was the other song?

In the meantime, I'm listening to this one again!

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

It was this :)

Beautiful frame, has, and

beautiful song, too.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Thank you very much!

Have a wonderful day m!

Michael Nystrom's picture

A second body double*

What's a little frog to do?

- - - -

*Comment when has was dressed up as "Micheal Nystrom" on April first.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Oooh I hadn't seen that one...

It would be cool to do something similar with the print I have as of right now it is on the staircase to my basement in an ordinary frame next to Quiltingsando's liberty flag :)

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
www.yaliberty.org - Young Americans for Liberty
www.ivaw.org/operation-recovery - Stop Deploying Traumatized Troops

Liberty Tree


http://youtu.be/ZNzApsp1ZSQ

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_enlistment

There is no duration defined in the Oath

Just donated....

Hoping it's enough to get one of those prints!!!

I am Ron Paul

Michael Nystrom's picture

Thank you Dave

Keep your eye on the mailbox.

:)

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Great job!

As a woodworker I like working with recycled wood. Last summer my friend rebuilt his parents large deck, tore the whole thing out and ordered new wood. The old deck was solid eight quarter redwood! The builder had used galvanized nails to build it originally, which was a mistake. Stainless steel is the only fastener that can be used in redwood decks because redwoods high acid content will rust out most fasteners. We just used a plug cutter, drilled out the nail holes and inserted redwood plugs, jointed, planed it and walla, dozens of clear redwood boards.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Wow has, that is really beautiful

Really beautiful.

I've been sick this weekend, which is unusual for me. It started on Saturday afternoon - not feeling well, and I spent all day yesterday in bed, in and out of consciousness, all sweaty and gross. I didn't go online once yesterday. At noon this morning (about 15 minutes ago) I finally felt well enough to walk around, open up the laptop, check into the DP and this was the first thread that I saw! What a happy inspiration.

I didn't even know it was you when I sent out the poster! I started sending them out when people send me something nice, but people rarely put their screen names on their letters.

You have made my day, friend. Thank you.

Now I'm going back to bed.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Sorry you're sick Michael

Glad it made your day.

I was hoping you'd stop by here and tell us the story of these prints. I didn't see them on the Union Press site. Did you go through one of their workshops?

Anyway, thanks again for the great print, get well soon.

has, my poster IS 12"X18"

Let me know when you are ready!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

jrd3820's picture

Has...I forgot to say...

Nice job on the frame. It's beautiful, I think it's nice when woodwork has some imperfections, it looks more natural that way.

Thanks jrd

I thought you would like it.

The imperfections give it some character. There's a story behind all of them.

Really awesome work

Can I hire you to frame my print? Name your price. I'd rather pay you than just any frame shop.

A shipping pallet, no better choice for finding nice hardwood, kind of like this place MN built.

Really beautiful! And if you want to frame my print email me. I've been looking for a quick and easy frame at kmart or wally world just to get mine up on the wall, but I'd gladly pay you to do what you did here. But if you aren't interested, I understand and thanks for sharing!!!!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

I'd be happy to Ira

I need to make sure there aren't any issues with this one first. I should find out once the weather warms up some more and there's more humidity.

Is yours the same print as this one? I think the dimensions on my print are 12" x 20". The frame ended up at 19" x 24".

Great! Let me know when you are ready

Yes, the same print. Mine is still in the car in the tri-corner box it came in. I thought mine was 12" X 18". I'll measure it again tomorrow and let you know. I'm so glad I saw your post here, been thinking about how I am going to get this awesome art on my wall. It's going right over my desk area.

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

I don't normally run into

I don't normally run into people who know the secret of shipping pallets. Many are made of mahogany. Most of them are made in places where exotic woods are like common pine to us. Great for making jewelry boxes and the like. Nice work.

How do you get the prints?

Make a donation or something?

I am Ron Paul

That's what I did

Michael probably got them that time when, just for lulz, he tossed Molotov cocktails at the print shop and then clubbed the guys as they tried to escape the inferno with the jaw bone of the T-Rex he took from the Boston Museum of Science

Cyril's picture

Art ! :)

Art ! :)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Cyril's picture

It is.

It is.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Really! Very beautiful

Nice craftmanship.. love the look of the inlay, how it pops the entire frame out, yet, it does an excellent job framing Nystrom's print.. enhances the print.. the color selection of the wood was good choice contrasting rich golden red wood grain w/ imperfections against the pale blue, the liberty tress stands out beautifully, and the matt board balances the lettering so it's clear and easy for even a dyslexic like me to read! Wow!!

Really a pleasure to see.

Thank you

Thanks Granger

The imperfect, rustic look was easy, I just left that aspect of the wood alone for the most part.

Beautiful work.

How did you get into wood work? Any advice?

Honestly

It (woodwork) touches tangentially on some other skills I have. It takes some that I need to work on. I've always liked it. There are plenty of books that help you get an idea of what to do, but it's that leap between knowing and doing.

Thanks for the compliment.

So it's gonna be like this is it?

Bait and switch?

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.