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AGING OF SURFACE #2: REPLICA OF THE OLD RIGA TAVERN WINDOW. PICTURE WITH FRAME. STEPS OF THE WORK

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Blog entry by Walther von Einik posted 423 days ago 773 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: AGING OF WOODEN SURFACE OF GREAT-GRANDFATHER'S CABINET OF 1920 Part 2 of AGING OF SURFACE series Part 3: THE CHAIR FOR OUR BELOVED DAUGHTER »

Also, video blog is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEzqKl-QOwA&feature=youtu.be

I was looking for some photos and saw this – very old, and remembered that long time ago saw rare architecture, sculptures and houses in Riga.

I always liked how the tree with impression of the ages looks. It reminded me my childhood, when my grandfather was making different things in «old style». The more things changed, the more they stay the same – and in this time «old style» is very popular and it’s a very famous method. It really can be named «von Einik family style». Because I received all techniques, methods and recipes from my grandfather. And so far I didn’t see things such quality anywhere.

I used cedar, because it’s better transmit the «smell of the ship». in the old ships cedar was used for furniture and things which are don’t have weight for the ship. I didn’t use the electrical tools, because I just very like such things and it’s shows better the structure of those times, what is very important for me.

You can see the shavings on the photos which I had after the work – so you can see the carving method special for this tree. it’s specialty – not short, but long cutting.

ONLY TWO SCREWS used in the ready frame – for the rope on which this picture will be held on the wall. Every screw which you see in the frame now – will be taken out then to put the wooden nails inside.

when I was making this «Old Riga tavern Window» I was also giving the classes for teaching «von Einik family style» and made a lot of photos of my students work.

-- http://www.bezaleel-orthodox.com/ http://www.houzz.com/pro/webuser-29483/valter-fon-eynik



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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 422 days ago

Thanks for this. How is the outer frame attached to the inner frame. Glue??

The pics really tell the story of the work you and the students do. Very nice detail but I just couldnt figure out the way the outer frame is attached. Thanks.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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GrandpaLen

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#2 posted 422 days ago

You should be very proud of this Period Piece.

I think you’ve captured the character and beauty of the original frame.

Very nice ‘Fit and Finish’

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len.

Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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EEngineer

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#3 posted 422 days ago

Not enough pictures! More pictures :)

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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chopnhack

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#4 posted 422 days ago

It is great Walther, very authentic and true looking for its time period. I love the way the wooden “nails” took the patina of the aging process.

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