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Project for Matt in PA #1: Finishing up another project ... Grueby tiles and quartersawn white oak frame

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Blog entry by Dan'um Style posted 07-17-2012 01:32 AM 3752 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Customer found my work on Lumberjocks and commissioned 3 pieces. This is the largest and the last of the three.
This one is almost done….
Finish is Limbert’s dark golden oak aniline dye, Minwax Red mahogany stain with several coats of seedlac shellac.
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still needs a couple coats of dark brown Briwax … will soften the shine to a leather like satin.
Will take better photos when complete and post in projects someday.
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Karson

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#1 posted 07-17-2012 01:55 AM

Congratulations Dan.

Nice commission.

-- 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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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 07-17-2012 02:05 AM

Nice job! How big is the one posted above?.
is that quartersawn white oak?
................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Dan'um Style

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#3 posted 07-17-2012 02:06 AM

Thanks Karson. Took a couple months to get all 3 done in my spare time.
Hope he likes them.

He tells me he wants a dozen pieces to decorate a Sears and Roebucks bungalow near Pittsburgh.

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 07-17-2012 02:09 AM

Jim – Thanks ! it is about 30-something inches tall. Top tile is 3 inches square.

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patron

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#5 posted 07-17-2012 03:10 AM

another winner dan

very stylish

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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oldnovice

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#6 posted 07-17-2012 07:11 AM

How much time is in one of these?

Are there dowels at the intersections?

Where did you get the idea?

Enough questions! Now some praise.

They look as if they are part of a southwest collection of art, well done.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 07-17-2012 01:36 PM

Hi Dan,

Your frames are always perfect…how do you keep coming up with new ideas?

Lee

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 07-17-2012 10:59 PM

thanks Buds

Oldnovice … it takes some time… lots of spare time.
For me it is a hobby so it doesn’t matter much.
Allot of the time is coming up with a design and getting it put down.
All of the joints are oak pegged. The lattice work is 1/4” wide with 1/8 oak pegs …
I try to batch frames together so I spread the time around.

Lee – I get ideas from other peoples work that inspire me to recreate it my way.
This one got a taste of Charles Rohlfs …
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#9 posted 07-29-2012 01:57 AM

Nice job Rick.

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