Category Archives: Hand Tool Woodworking

Journey down the Kumiko “Rabbit Hole” Continues

  Here’s the first, completed Kumiko design.  This has been a cool process to get into and the teacher in me always likes to share what I’ve discovered during the journey!  In my first blog about this I showed the … 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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Celtic Clover Study

Celtic designs seem to hold a fascination for many of us, myself included!  There’s just something mesmerizing about how the lines go under, over, and around in an endless loop with no apparent starting or ending point.  Much like an … Continue reading

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Lovely Vanessa Frame

For this frame I decided to use a gilding technique where planed wood is directly oil gilded without the wood being sealed.  I wrote an article about this and was honored to have it published in the August 2011 issue … Continue reading

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Design & Carving Procedure for Custom Frame

In a recent blog I talked about my process for getting a design onto a picture frame for carving.  Whenever I share the methods I’ve come up with there are two reactions I get.  First of all it’s a thank … 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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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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