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Project by Arthouse posted 351 days ago 815 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are window frame glasses that hang in the front window of an optometrist office. I made something similar but the Dr. wanted a pair to hang in her front window. She also wanted yellow colored glass in the frame. I started with 4/4 hard rock maple and cross laminated the rounds. I cut the rounds with a jig on my router to cut a perfect round inside and out. I then took the inside leftover and cut the nose and ear pieces. doweling using 1/2’’ spiral dowels to hold all the parts together making sure the grain followed horizontally together . The finish was suppost to have a wire brush finish like the samples I gave her but the samples were white oak and she changed her mind to a whiter wood. The hard maple just burned from a wire wheel grinder so i went and used my buddies industrial sandblaster. To my amazement the sand hardly even scratched the wood it was so hard. I finally got a weather look after four bags of sand. I then gave it a paint thinner bath let dry and lightly sanded the finish with 220 grit. The dark grey stain she chose looked good but was too dark so I tried to wipe off, eventually sanding the outside with 220 grit again. I sprayed only one coat then scotch bright pad to take the sheen off. I then attatched all the colored glass in a mindful way using only a few colored red , blue , green for accent. The doctor was overjoyed to see the natural finish alligned with the colored glass. She thanked me and drove three hours back to her office. All this and Heaven too.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 351 days ago

Crazy man crazy…

... looks like you got the RX right and Correct…

Nice job…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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robscastle

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#2 posted 351 days ago

Absolutely spectacular

-- Regards Robert

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 351 days ago

Fun and great project! I like it…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Bluepine38

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#4 posted 350 days ago

Now I know why my glasses cost so much. Very good looking frames and great use of the colored glass.
Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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steliart

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#5 posted 349 days ago

lol, brilliant!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 345 days ago

Cool project! It’s a great and fitting accent for the office. I’m sure it’s an eye catcher. Excellent work!

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