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Blog entry by Dan'um Style posted 10-13-2007 11:03 PM 1038 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a new technique I wanted to try. Previous projects, I have tried the drawn on technique as well as carbon paper. Thought of using a projector or finding a large format print shop, but searched the internet and found the technique of breaking part a photo into pieces call ”poster printing”. Looked at several and sellected a shareware program “Mr. Poster”. Program has it’s limitations, namely limited to it’s default size settings, ie, number rows and columns rather then a specific size (45×16 etc) , but it fit my needs. It was free, didn’t print out watermarks, XP compatable and it is easy.

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#1 posted 10-13-2007 11:05 PM

printed this out on draft settings so as to not use much ink

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#2 posted 10-14-2007 01:31 AM

DAn,
It looks like it will work. I am assuming from what you’ve said that you want to use this as a pattern to transfer? It really is effective as a poster.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 10-14-2007 01:41 AM

Hello Tom
My plan is to glue this to the top of the wood. Color code what I can and use a router to rough-out different levels, not sure how man levels yet. Probably around six or so.
DAN

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#4 posted 10-14-2007 01:44 AM

Sounds like a fun project. I’ve never carved wood. The times I’ve tried I kept spliting it.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 10-14-2007 01:47 AM

I have a slug of really good honduran mahogany. good pattern grade stuff. Had it for several years. fine grained etc.

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#6 posted 10-14-2007 03:25 AM

Below are photos of the lumber including “rain forest stamp” . About ten years ago I bought a whole pallet of this wood from a salvage company down in Memphis. It came from a lumber yard in Philadephia that had been in a fire. The outside of the pallet had soot and smoke, but the inside was clean. Not a knot in the pallet. All boards were 6/4 to 10/4 and upto 10 inches wide and 8 foot long. I ended up with 3 sonoma pickup loads.
Paid about $1.25 a board foot. Sold most of it on ebay. Gave or traded alot of it. Still have a dozen boards left.
Took about an hour to cut to length, resaw to 5/8, plane, drum sand edge glue the three parts of the carving.
Running total for hours is 4 so far.

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#7 posted 10-14-2007 04:09 AM

figured I could add another couple photos of another in-process project.

Another commission piece from Merridee in Utah.
Rookwood tile 8×4 inches x 5/8 thick,
Design and make a quartersawn white oak Arts and Crafts Revival frame that looks like it was made for the tile.
sketchup model, tile photo and in process photo of glued up frame waiting for a little sanding and then finish.

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#8 posted 10-14-2007 05:16 AM

Wow Dan,

Great looking frame! I really like the design of it.

I don’t know how I missed the wood from Philadelphia, since that’s where I lived, and worked for so many years.

Makes me sooo mad! LOL

Nice job,

Lee

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#9 posted 10-14-2007 05:24 AM

I don’t think I’d like it as much with just anything inside… Normally a framing job is supposed to highlight the art, and not call attention to itself, yet, this compliments it perfectly – one great piece of custom art. Perfect!

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#10 posted 10-15-2007 02:18 AM

Thanks for the comments. I’m finishing the frame today. Also depth colorcoding the poster for this tile project.
I’ve got about 3 hours into the colorcoding … basically watched the Cowboy game and colored the poster. The colors will be used to controlled the router hog-out-depths in the mahogany.
Red, Green, Magenta, yellow and black. Four levels. Will post a photo of the colored poster when done.

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#11 posted 10-15-2007 04:17 AM

Dan that is one great looking frame. It looks like it was made for the tile.

Oh excuse me I guess I should have read it. It was made for the tile.

Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#12 posted 10-15-2007 06:12 AM

Done with the color coding of the poster. Will glue it to the mahogany and start another blog when it is ready for the router…

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#13 posted 10-15-2007 06:17 AM

The background trees that are grey will be treated the same as yellow.

Black will be the deepest.
Yellow will be 1/8 inch above the black.
Magenta will be 1/8 higher.
Green will be 1/8 more
Red will be the top level.

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#14 posted 10-15-2007 12:26 PM

I love the poster itself! Can’t wait to see the next step.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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