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Floater Frame — A Furniture Builders Method

To be sure, if there’s one thing I can be accused of it’s of over-building and/or over-thinking a project.  Recently Diane asked for a floater frame for a recent work of hers.  I can’t show the completed picture of it … Continue reading

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Frame #104 Faux Sgraffitto

According to the Merriam Webster dictionary  Sgraffito is a form of decoration where the surface is scratched away to reveal another color below it.  Its origin is Italian and it’s used extensively on frames.  This is the second time I’ve … Continue reading

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Ocean Waves Frame — Shining Brightly!

And, that’s really not a good thing!  Yesterday morning this frame was gilded along with a short section of the molding that will be used to see how the different toning affects may look.  If you’re unfamiliar with what’s commonly … Continue reading

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Ocean Waves Frame Progress

Ah yes, it’s been a long time coming and now the plan to become known as a custom, boutique framer is under way.  My goal is to establish my work here somewhere between those frames that are priced in the thousands … Continue reading

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Mary May Carving Project: Rose & Lily

Carving, let’s talk about it!  My main focus in carving at this point is for picture frames.  That means they need to be fairly low relief and able to be gilded without the leaf faulting too much and showing the … Continue reading

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Modeling Career vs. Woodwork Career

The final painting that David Kassan did of me can be seen in his Facebook post.  This class ended on Easter and I didn’t get to take pictures of everyone’s paintings.  Several left the day before, probably to be with … Continue reading

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Always Learning & That’s a Good Thing!

As we’re coming up on our first full week here in Scottsdale I’m finding that I, a life long teacher; am now in the different role as the student!  I’ve taken classes through-out my life (much to the chagrin of … Continue reading

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