|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 05-03-2013 12:32 PM||1417 views||0 times favorited||26 comments|
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!!