Category Archives: Hand Planes

Gallery News and Third Frame

Before sharing the progress of the third frame I’d like to tell you about the Anticus Gallery located in the Kierland Commons area of Scottsdale.  The owner, Phillip Payne; has re-branded his gallery to a fantastic place to visit, browse, … Continue reading

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2019 + Cowgirl Up Show = 3 Frames!

If starting the new year with Charles Douglas’s gilding workshop in Seattle wasn’t wonderful enough, I was also  commissioned by Sheri Farabaugh  to make three frames for her.  She’s an artist that I made a frame for last year.  Three … Continue reading

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Tabernacle Frame # 148

In my last published post I had just begun to work on a Tabernacle Frame, an exciting project to say the least.  If you recall, the plan was to first make the spandrel (gold leafed panel that surrounds the painting) … Continue reading

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Sofa Table with Kumiko : Starting Point

Lately I’ve been intrigued with the Japanese form of woodworking called Kumiko, you’ve probably seen the two boxes I recently completed using that technique as an accent. I’ve seen a few images of the Kumiko being used in furniture as … Continue reading

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First Kumiko Box

This has been a wonderful challenging project that was inspired by blogs I had read by Mike Pekovich of Fine Woodworking Magazine and Greg Merritt of HillBilly Daiku.  To start this journey “down the rabbit hole” as Greg puts it … Continue reading

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Custom Picture Frames

I recently accepted a commission to do a series of  picture frames for a well known artist who also runs an Atelier here in the Phoenix area.  The profile he was after is a contemporary one that is deeper than … Continue reading

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10 Board Feet + 5.5 Hours = ??

How long did it take you to make that?  Many times that’s one of the first things people will ask when they see a custom crafted item.  There’s a somewhat flippant retort I’ve heard: “been working on this all of … Continue reading

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