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Project by goldenhands posted 09-16-2008 04:10 PM 2439 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is another of my creations.
made of walnut european.
belive it or not hand carved all the way through.
well, miter too, no mashinery involved or other electrical tools apart from ligt.
the shape of the molding, the wood layout and the making is my own.

-- The way I work - the way I live. goldenhands

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#1 posted 09-16-2008 04:15 PM

You, Sir, have my total admiration.


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#2 posted 09-16-2008 04:23 PM

Another great project!

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#3 posted 09-16-2008 04:41 PM

The lines that display in this are amazing. I really like the frame. Ok, how did you carve the shape of the molding (handplanes?)?

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#4 posted 09-16-2008 05:16 PM

I love that wood, that’s awesome.

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#5 posted 09-16-2008 05:20 PM

That is simply awesome. I love that wood… Great craftsmanship!!

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#6 posted 09-16-2008 05:31 PM

Very nice, beautiful wood and masterful craftsmanship

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#7 posted 09-16-2008 06:58 PM

well done!!! fantastic work.

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#8 posted 09-16-2008 07:11 PM

This is a stunning frame. To create something like this without the use of power tools is truly a masterful job.

Well done.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 09-16-2008 07:48 PM

Extremely well done.

The wood is gorgeous, and deserves the kind of attention you have given it.

I think the picture detracts from the frame.


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#10 posted 09-16-2008 08:26 PM

very cool, i’m also curious did you use custom handplanes to create the profile. Very well done..

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#11 posted 09-16-2008 08:36 PM

I admire you… machinery ?

For me, a tool that is not connected to a cord or doesn’t have a battery…is not a tool :-)

Beautiful work


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#12 posted 09-16-2008 10:00 PM

Thank you very much to all of you.
To be honest did not expect so many responds on my work.
Was trying to answer on every one but now is imposible – to many.
I will write here then.
About how – chisels – no hand molding planes apart from sholder one to make straight guide line.
If you can see the grain is not long ones to the lenght of the four sides.
It is short grain other wise won’t be imposible to get the wooden picture.
The miters were done by sawing first – japanese saw, and planing – a bit dificult not to chip the edge.
The rest is laquering, well my combination of diferent resins and alcohol.

-- The way I work - the way I live. goldenhands

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#13 posted 09-16-2008 11:41 PM

I noticed the grain orientation right away …it is awesome !!!....Love the frame and your skills , but the picture really doesn’t go with the quality of the frame…..JMO…I like the picture , just not with the frame.

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#14 posted 09-17-2008 12:26 AM

The noise you hear is me whistling! That looks awesome!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#15 posted 09-17-2008 08:06 AM

Thank you,
I do agree that the picture is faiding a way in such a striking frame.
I probably become use to it’s combination.
Do not know but feels exactly as I have imagined it – an English landscape in English walnut frame.

-- The way I work - the way I live. goldenhands

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