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About woodworksbyjohn

I'm a retired woodshop teacher. I build one of a kind furniture pieces and custom picture frames. You can see some of my sell and carvings through my Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodworksbyJohn?ref=si_shop Contact me about your project -- always up for the challenge of unique work.

Creating Custom Profile Picture Frame Moldings

Remember I once referred to myself as wanting to be known as a “boutique framer”?  Maybe a bit overly ambitious but it’s something that has evolved as much out of necessity and as a challenge to see what I can … Continue reading

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Utilitarian Project: Miter Saw Stand

  This was one of those projects I’d been meaning to get around to for quite some time but it seems something more interesting always came up!  I don’t use a “chop saw” too often in my work so maybe … Continue reading

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Christine Profile Frames Completed!

If you recall from the last POST about this particular series of frames I was getting down to the finish line.  Many steps required to complete this series of 15, 4″ x 6″ frames.  In that post the process of … Continue reading

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Christine Profile Frame Progress

As mentioned, this project falls into the realm of mass production but still is enjoyable to me.  What’s that saying about if you enjoy what you’re doing it really isn’t work?  That’s how I feel about this because you do … Continue reading

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Picture Frames & DMT Stones

Over the weekend I was able to install the two large floater frames recently completed, aka The VanDamFloat.  Might as well name them in my clients honor!  The paintings are quite large and this step wouldn’t have been possible without … Continue reading

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Shop Happenings Since Last Post

VanDam Floater Frame I’m in a holding pattern on the two, large floater frames right now.  In the last post they were almost completed.  Thankfully my client is willing to help with the installation of them and the earliest time … Continue reading

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VanDam Float; New Picture Frame Commission

If you saw my last post it had to do with the approach I took to making a floater type frame for Diane’s latest painting.  I gave a definition and explained how it was made, here’s a link if you’d … Continue reading

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