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Project by Canexican posted 01-04-2011 04:59 PM 1853 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Arts and Crafts style picture frame was a Christmas present for my Mother-in-law. She wanted a frame for a piece of Arts and Crafts wallpaper she had ordered. The frame is constructed of through mortise and tenon joints and I inlayed hammered copper for the dragonfly and squares. The wood is Red Oak with a Red Mahogany stain, Shellac and Wax finish. Thanks for looking…

-- www.woodshopdude.com





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gul

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#1 posted 01-04-2011 05:01 PM

That’s beautiful.

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hObOmOnk

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#2 posted 01-04-2011 05:39 PM

Stunning!

I, too, do copper inlay on wood.
I reclaim copper from used and scrap plumbing pipe.
I split and flatten the metal, make hammer peened patterns and use chemicals to antique the metal.

-- 温故知新

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#3 posted 01-04-2011 06:06 PM

Cool Looking Frame !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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JeffStarr

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#4 posted 01-04-2011 06:09 PM

Very nice frame. I love the copper inlay.

-- "When was the last time you did something special for your gun?" www.jeffstarrstudio.com

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Skylark53

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#5 posted 01-04-2011 07:15 PM

Nice job. This is a really nice style and the copper really makes it special.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 01-04-2011 09:50 PM

Canexican, or hobomonk, do you use epoxy or something to glue in the copper?

-- Brian

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Canexican

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#7 posted 01-04-2011 10:24 PM

bsherman, I used CA Glue to attach the inlay after I got a good fit. I attached it after a couple of coats of Shellac, I want the copper to age over time. My young daughter help me hammer all the inlay, they had a blast doing it.

-- www.woodshopdude.com

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TJCROSS

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#8 posted 01-04-2011 11:02 PM

I like it!

-- www.theartsandcraftsstudio.com

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hObOmOnk

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#9 posted 01-05-2011 12:10 AM

I, too, use CA glue and shellac for finishing.

-- 温故知新

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Heidi Neely

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#10 posted 01-05-2011 06:09 AM

Just beautiful….I absolutely LOVE it!

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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TJ65

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#11 posted 01-05-2011 10:31 AM

very nice,
I love that inlay it certainly does make it special

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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