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The latest issue of Popular Woodworking has Marc Spagnuolo’s article on reproducing John Hall’s mirror frame. John and his brother were the artisans who produced G&G’s designs but this frame is John Hall’s own design.

I wanted to frame two tiles that we bought while attending the Craftsmans Weekend in Pasadena last October and thought it appropriate to make it in the John Hall style. However, I didn’t use all of the features because John’s frame was made for a mirror so all the elements of the frame were really the attraction. In my case I didn’t want the frame elements to detract from the tiles – the tiles were the feature so I tried to make the frame a little more subdued by not using the slots and by making the “puzzle” joint flush instead of proud. It was an interesting exercise in adapting to the purpose. The wood is walnut and the finish is shellac.

-- Phil in British Columbia





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Rj

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#1 posted 1882 days ago

Great Job !! The frame, wood & tiles go very well together.

You did a superb job!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 1881 days ago

Hey Phil …I like it … thought about making one like this myself

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Darrell Peart

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#3 posted 1881 days ago

Hi Phil – Nice interpretation!

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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stanley2

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#4 posted 1881 days ago

Thanks guys – Darrell you are up way early. Hope its an indication your shop is busy.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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thewoodwhisperer

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#5 posted 1879 days ago

Agreed! Great interpretation! I would have never thought to make it a double frame like that. This is what makes Lumberjocks great!

Thanks for sharing Stanley.

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#6 posted 1879 days ago

well done looks good

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Karson

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#7 posted 1879 days ago

Great job on the frame and your interperation for the tiles.

-- 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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#8 posted 1781 days ago

Nice work, Phil.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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