Making a frame for a pair of ca.1900 J.B. OWENS scarab tiles

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Blog series by Dan'um Style updated 05-29-2011 07:03 AM 6 parts 9595 reads 37 comments total

Part 1: The scarab tiles

01-11-2010 12:53 AM by Dan'um Style | 1 comment »

...OWEN’s scarab tile’s are highly collectible, somewhat rare and valuable. ...J.B. OWENS tile of Zanesville Ohio....The Encyclopedia of AMERICAN ART TILES says J.B.OWENS started his company in 1885 and closed it in 1929. ...a link to a little history about Owen’s pottery

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Part 2: curly quartersawn white oak veneer made on table saw

01-11-2010 01:31 AM by Dan'um Style | 4 comments »

not much of a story on making the veneer. I set my fence at .1875 and cut four thick veneers from a 1 inch thick board using a thin kerf blade, raising the blade a 1/2 inch or so at a time until it was at maximum height. After doing the side cuts, I lowered the blade and cut thru the center of the board, raising the blade a little at a time. When all three cuts are done I ripped the veneer off the 6 inch wide board as shown. A better startingnumber, would have been .156 ,but for what I’...

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Part 3: progress photos of quartersawn white oak and wenge frame

01-17-2010 10:43 PM by Dan'um Style | 16 comments »

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

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Part 4: done ...finished and before and after photos

02-23-2010 03:56 AM by Dan'um Style | 3 comments »

Before and after on the tiles .. Fred wanted me to clean up the painted tile so it would match the one he had worked on years before. I used paint thinner and a brush.

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