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Project by JAGWAH posted 12-18-2009 04:31 PM 1661 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another project that a client handed me a magazine photo and said can you do that? After scaling the photo I realized the orig. was 8’ tall and 6’ wide. After some refiguring I got it down to 5’ by 6’ approx. Fun part was finding a supplier for the beaded/dentil/crown. Took 3 weeks and $3 a foot to order and get.

My painter proved my point with his brush work that.”Painters make carpenters look like Gods!”

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#1 posted 12-18-2009 04:34 PM

Got my orig. dimensions reversed.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#2 posted 12-18-2009 04:38 PM

very nice not into that style or white ..but it aint my house…lol..but nice job..i imagine you should have plenty to post after 35 years of playin carpenter…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 12-18-2009 04:51 PM

I figured, if your like me, in posting a variety of these pieces it’s not the intent to show off or pull compliments/attaboys but to help others with ideas. I’m here perrusing member gallerys for the same thing, ideas.
Not so much to replacate but to cataloge in this pea brain of mine for future intigration into one of my projects.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#4 posted 12-18-2009 04:59 PM

Amazing job. You have some serious talent. Looks fantastic. I would say you’re a lot more than a guy with a hammer. Whether or not you prefer that style or color, that is excellent work and it turned out great. Tim

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#5 posted 12-18-2009 05:17 PM

It’s a very shiney hammer!

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#6 posted 12-18-2009 05:18 PM

Nice looking mantle.

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#7 posted 12-18-2009 05:20 PM

JAGWAH, you may not be looking for compliments or attaboys, but I still have to compliment you on your craftsmanship and attention to fine detail. I have found most fireplace mantles can be a challenge, especially when the customer hands you a picture and wants theirs to look like that. ( and it’s up to us to make that design work in their restricted space.) lol. I’m glad you shared that with us and I too like to plant ideas in the back of my head for future reference. Hope you will share more of your talent and experience with us.

-- John @

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#8 posted 12-18-2009 05:25 PM

Thanks for sharing. It’s always good to get ideas from somebody who posts projects like this.


-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#9 posted 12-18-2009 06:39 PM

Fun note about this mantle. The picture above it the owner paid over $4000.00 for. He likes Kinkaid paintings.
He said my bid of $1850.00 sounded high but reluctantly agreed. After all was done his wife said my mantle outshown his painting. 8) He didn’t like that. I sure the hell did.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#10 posted 12-18-2009 08:30 PM

A Test
Merry Christmas

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#11 posted 12-19-2009 12:16 AM

It is tottaly ravishing. Thanks

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#12 posted 12-19-2009 02:26 AM

Really nice looking. I like that dentil work worth the time and cost.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#13 posted 12-19-2009 02:33 AM

Very nice looking Mantel. Great job. Superb Craftsmanship.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#14 posted 12-19-2009 02:47 AM

Awe shucks fellers.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#15 posted 12-19-2009 03:03 AM

Cool mantle Lots of fun details .If I put that in my little house I’d have to more all the furniture out LOL
And get a fire place. great job

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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