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Making a frame for a pair of ca.1900 J.B. OWENS scarab tiles #3: progress photos of quartersawn white oak and wenge frame

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Blog entry by Dan'um Style posted 01-17-2010 10:43 PM 1578 reads 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: curly quartersawn white oak veneer made on table saw Part 3 of Making a frame for a pair of ca.1900 J.B. OWENS scarab tiles series Part 4: done ...finished and before and after photos »

book-matched, glued,clamped, sanded, dark golden oak dyed and minwax mahogany oil stained.
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next steps are spray lacquer, seedlac and paste wax … stay tuned

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain



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lew

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#1 posted 01-17-2010 10:53 PM

What an amazing transformation of color!

Thanks, Dan.

Lew

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#2 posted 01-17-2010 11:03 PM

Great blog Dan.

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#3 posted 01-17-2010 11:12 PM

thanks guys … if you look real close on the 6th 7th 8th photos you can notice the brass rod drilled and installed to lock in the wenge details …

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 01-17-2010 11:42 PM

Very neat to see how you put in those side pieces.

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#5 posted 01-18-2010 12:02 AM

You make it look easy! Nice work!

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#6 posted 01-18-2010 12:14 AM

Dan some great work.

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#7 posted 01-18-2010 04:26 AM

Hi DaN,

Really beautiful frame you have made there. The color is excellent.

I have been doing a lot of research lately with respect to this kind of finishing on the QS white oak. I have found lots of different ideas out there and all of them seem very labor intensive. My current project is a tv table/cabinet based on some ideas from the Greene and Green furniture that I have seen. I am using QS wite oak. I would love to have a finish like the one that you have shown here.

Would you be so kind as to explain your finishing process on your project?

Thanks a lot,
DanR

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#8 posted 01-18-2010 04:44 AM

Dan, the frame looks great. I’m not really sure the wenge was necessary after staining, but with it all together it’s great. I know how expensive wenge is from experience, and would have liked to see it go to something else that allows it to stand out. But I’m just talking, so don’t mind me. LOL. Don’t hate me.

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#9 posted 01-18-2010 05:00 AM

on the finish … up to this point,.... the oak was sanded to 180 on the face side and 24 grit on the sides and chamfers.

The wenge sanded to 400 on the ends.

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very dark …stiff…dark golden oak alcohol dye stain… Liberon’s Brand
.applied with an old brush and wiped off with a red shop towel. Rubber gloves.
... about an hour later …
Japanese dryer jazzed-up Minwax red mahogany oil based stain. Highlight the flakes by rubbing off the oak dye, with very fine scotch brite. Feathering as you go. work fast, do not rub too hard in one spot….
Rub the oil stain around …leave it dark in the corners,do not over do it. Wipe off the stain
with red rag …and that’s where these photos leave off.
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watch for the next in the series …next weekend! or maybe sooner … ... frames will be sprayed with lacquer, rubbed with seedlac shellac and then Briwax ,,,
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-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#10 posted 01-18-2010 05:11 AM

Hey Keith .. I bought few 1/2 thick x 6×60 inch boards on ebay years ago. Small pieces are easy for me to come by. free-bees

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#11 posted 01-18-2010 07:54 AM

that is cool!

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#12 posted 01-20-2010 11:24 PM

You just keep getting better Dan. that one is particularly right in my “zone”.

Cheers
Bob

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#13 posted 01-21-2010 01:57 AM

The customer should be very happy with these. I’ve been saving that piece of wood for the face sides veneer for years. That and the scarab tiles, will be really nice together. Got excited when I was contacted by owner of the tiles. Feel lucky just to handle them for a while. Had only saw less-then-a-dozen of them on eBay in the past ten years. Never saw a pair. One sold for about $875 or so…with a low of $500.

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#14 posted 01-21-2010 02:06 AM

good job

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#15 posted 02-04-2010 02:58 AM

wow.

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