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San Francisco Arts & Crafts Fair Tile Frame

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Project by CaptainSkully posted 02-05-2010 04:21 AM 1891 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Last year, we won the drawing for a commemorative tile at the festival/fair thingy. It’s really cool (signed by the artist and 1 of 1 edition), and a great souvenir of our time in the Bay Area. I promised my girlfriend that I’d make a frame for it (someday). Well, while I was pondering my side chair dilemma, I busted this out. I used my jointer tapering trick. I think the design is very reminiscent of the bridge, and I used the bronze pyramids I got from Craftsmen Hardware at the fair to set off the corners. I think it gives it a bit of an industrial look (kinda like the Bridge). I used some mahogany scraps and of course just tung oiled it to let its natural beauty shine. The good news is that no one can jump off my version…

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails





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philF

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#1 posted 02-05-2010 04:24 AM

Very nice, The pyramids really do add a nice touch.

-- Bored Feet

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#2 posted 02-05-2010 08:05 AM

Cool frame

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missionworks

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#3 posted 02-05-2010 03:13 PM

Looks Great. Nice design.

-- MW | www.MissionWorks.com

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CaptainSkully

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#4 posted 02-05-2010 05:42 PM

It doesn’t show very well in my poor photography, but the stiles are 2” at the top and 2-1/2” at the bottom. The top rail is 2”, and the bottom rail is (you guessed it) 2-1/2”. The rails are 1/8” thiiner than the stiles, and the whole thing is held together with pocket screws. I found that playing cards help keep things flush.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#5 posted 02-05-2010 09:35 PM

Beautiful. She should be pleased.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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CaptainSkully

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#6 posted 02-06-2010 03:47 AM

BTW, I used my rabbeting bit with adjustable bearings to cut the rabbet that the tile sits in. It was much easier than trying to do stopped rabbets on the table saw. I whipped out the main part, then only had to chisel the corners enough for the tile to fit. I bought the Freud model that goes from flush to something like 1/2” or 3/4”. It was very smooth on the mahogany. I used a starting pin on the router table and went CCW around the inside of the frame.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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