Welcome tiles framed in qtr sawn white oak

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 11-27-2007 08:31 AM 2606 views 6 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As explained in a blog, pressed a wholes bunch of tiles a couple weeks ago. Several were of my Welcome Tile carving. I’ve made several of these tiles over the years. So many , I have 3 molds. One is nearly worn out.

Tiles are bronze coated stoneware clay with acid patina

Frames are half-lap joinery with a recently aquired technique I borrowed from the 32 panel door project posted recently. Cool door. Cool joinery. ... sort of a woven look.

Frame is made from 4/4×1.25×15 inch offcuts from a previous project.

Woven look cut with bandsaw and smooth to 50 grit with 4 inch dia osil-spindle sander.

Sanded to 80 grit.

Dark Oak dye

Minwax mahogany

seedlac / buttonlac topcoat

dark waxed

Made a pair these this evening while Peggy was at night school.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#1 posted 11-27-2007 11:51 AM

This work definately impresses me Dan. I especially like the way you’ve added the “rustic” look to your tiles. Keep it up.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#2 posted 11-27-2007 12:21 PM

Dan -

Your work is very impressive – I really like this frame and tile.



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#3 posted 11-27-2007 12:32 PM

Very nice. How heavy is it?

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#4 posted 11-27-2007 12:40 PM

this is awesome!! Really awesome.
I love it, love it, love it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 11-27-2007 02:33 PM

That has a really nice look to it! I love it. I’m off to read your blog about the tiles…

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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#6 posted 11-27-2007 03:04 PM

Dan your work still amazes me, I love it. those tiles and frames would go good with those works that Oicurn2it2 is making that neo Viking look. Would’nt it? I went to a resturant in Germany just called the Chicken Farm. It was on top of this mountain, the only thing they served, I swear, was chicken and schashlic or shishcabob sp. , Beer and Wine. But it was the atmosphere that grabbed you, they had laid out these long log tables, logs cut in half and the seats were smaller logs cut in half with wolf hides thrown over them. They made the food in hugh open hearths on spickits then brought you a spicket with a whole chicken and bread, either beer or wine or shishkabob, and the same beer and wine and brochen, or bread. No silverware just a plate and your hands and hot wet towels. It was sooo cool. Meet my grandson Corbin, he’ll be four the 20th of DEC. chip off the old block. Just full of it. I love him anyway.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 11-27-2007 03:42 PM

I’ve been watching all the way, Dan. This is another good one.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 11-27-2007 03:52 PM


This is quite beautiful! Outstanding.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 11-27-2007 06:20 PM

Dan this one is my favorite. All of your tiles and frames are beautiful – but I really like this one. The frame is outstanding.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 11-27-2007 06:26 PM

This is a great one, Dan!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 11-27-2007 08:54 PM

Great frame and tile Dan. Very nice.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#12 posted 11-27-2007 10:03 PM

Another gem Dan.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#13 posted 11-27-2007 10:39 PM


Nice peice, like the rustic look of the frame. How come you sand only to 80 grit?? Thought you would want to go beyond that maybe down to at least 150. Please don’t take that question as criticing just curious.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Dan'um Style

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#14 posted 11-27-2007 11:45 PM


Sanded to 80 grit this time cause I wanted a darker frame. 80 grit on random orbital. I apply the dark oak dye and then the minwax mahogany oil stain. then rub it out with 0000 steel wool. It brings out the rays better.
Many times when I want a lighter look, I sand to 180 or 220. Really it depends on what is wanted for the end result. Normally I sand to 120 or 150 as you suggested.



-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#15 posted 11-28-2007 01:01 AM


I knew you had a good reason, I will have to keep that in mind. Do you use the transtint dye?

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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