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GREENE AND GREENE FRAME IN HONDURAN MAHOGANY AND EBONY #5: glued in the ebony pins, alcohol dyed and oil stained .... >evil grin<

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« Part 4: details cut,sanded, chamfered, morticed for ebony pins,glued & oak pegged, polished &cut ebony pins Part 5 of GREENE AND GREENE FRAME IN HONDURAN MAHOGANY AND EBONY series Part 6: My wife delivered the piece for me Thursday »

glued in the ebony pins,
dark oak aniline alcohol dyed and Japanese dryer jazzed-up Minmax red mahogany oil stained …. Exact same stain I use on my quartersawn oak…. note that all of the non-face board edges,chamfers etc were 24grit edge sanded on my ole 6×80 2 horse…I like the texture and think it adds more visual interest and another plus it becomes a couple shades darker.Every thing else is sanded to 400grit and rubbed out with steel wool….which is
another process I use is to highlight the center of the boards, while the oil stain is still wet. I use steelwool and scotch brite to shade and feather the edges, creating deep shadow lines in the corners and patina.
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billythek

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#1 posted 1644 days ago

DaN,
Clever technique for the chamfer. It looks well used and authentically antique. Also a nice touch with the steel wool to lighten the central section of the frame.
I don’t think I would buy an antique from you!!!!!
Looks as antique as an antique.
Nice job.
Bill

-- Bill

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Eagle1

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#2 posted 1644 days ago

Nice work Dan. I agree with billy it does have that antique look. I might have to give it a try sometime, I have been wanting to make a couple of picture frames.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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hObOmOnk

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#3 posted 1644 days ago

Got mahogany?

Try Potassium Dichromate to reactively color the wood.

Here’s a dealer in Cincinnati that carries it.

Garrett Wade

-- 温故知新

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Karson

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#4 posted 1644 days ago

dan: a grreat looking frame. Beautiful and a cool technique that you use to bring out the aging.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Napaman

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#5 posted 1644 days ago

wow…i was just catching up and now you are done! great!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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lew

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#6 posted 1644 days ago

Awesome, Dan!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1644 days ago

Hey Dan
This is a great frame neat techniques too’
I’m starting to worry about you your not looking to healthy in your photo lately. LOL

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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sras

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#8 posted 1643 days ago

Very impressive! Excellent info on the details.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Grumpy

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#9 posted 1643 days ago

Good one Dan.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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