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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-03-2013 12:32 PM 1170 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are two pistachio frames I made for a couple of the marquetry scenes I worked on in Arizona at LJ Shipwright’s place in Green Valley. LJ Dingle (Danny) and I went to Paul’s place to meet him for the first time , see his nice shop and he had a project prepped for us to do on his Chevalet. We actually got to cut this out of four pieces of veneer of different colors. Danny did most of the cutting because my shoulder is not up to holding it up that long.That is one fine cutting machine that Paul made!!!! Paul made me a believer in hide glue! That stuff is so strong and no clamps needed!!

After cutting out all the veneer, Paul put the pieces together and glued them on a substrate and gave them to me at the McDonalds as he was passing by our place on his way to San Diego. Danny and I each got 2 of them.

I thought they should be presented with some local wood frames so I used pistachio. This was scrap from the burn pile at the saw mill and had long cracks in it so I did not get much yield of 3/4” stock. So one frame is 3/4” and one is 3/8” thick.

I wanted the dark brown line just inside the sap wood to meet at the corners so I had to layout the first cut to remove the sap wood so that dimension to the outer edge was somewhat close. They did meet okay.

I finished them with clear matte spray until they reached a semi gloss. I signed the thick one just under the signature of the bug that bored the holes in the wood!.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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#1 posted 05-03-2013 12:57 PM

Excellent Jim
Jamie

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#2 posted 05-03-2013 01:00 PM

Nice project Jim.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#3 posted 05-03-2013 01:05 PM

Jim, I like how you use the dark line in the wood on the frame it makes it look wavy but still straight.

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#4 posted 05-03-2013 01:41 PM

Very nice project and one I’m sure you’ll treasure given the source and history.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 05-03-2013 01:59 PM

This is truly amaizing, great pictures.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 05-03-2013 02:39 PM

It was a pleasure meeting you both, and my pleasure to show you around my shop.
That’s a very nice presentation with nice attention to detail.
I especially like the dual signatures on the back. I think the first one says “anonymous” but it’s hard to read.
I hope to see both you and Danny again.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#7 posted 05-03-2013 02:55 PM

Great job Jim

-- Todd

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#8 posted 05-03-2013 03:43 PM

Very nice! Jim.

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#9 posted 05-03-2013 04:32 PM

Lookin good Jim

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#10 posted 05-03-2013 05:17 PM

These came out real good Jim and I love the frames, they are perfect for the marquetry pictures and very original too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 05-03-2013 05:41 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. And a special thanks to Paul for letting create the scenes!!!!! My wife will have them displayed in our Park Model at the High Chaparral in Az next winter. They are so fitting of the desert!!!
We are right in the middle of the Saguaros and the Coyotes!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 05-03-2013 06:33 PM

Very nice pictures and frames. I do like how the line meets all the way around.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#13 posted 05-03-2013 09:44 PM

Thanks, Kelly. I was happy they met after mitering , too!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 05-04-2013 01:01 AM

I like it Jim ,It’s got a real charming feel about it,great job.

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#15 posted 05-04-2013 01:10 AM

Thanks, Jim. I think it must be that wavy line that goes around while the frame is straight!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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