Tag Archives: Carving

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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End of Year Goals Met

This has been quite a year for the Eugster’s to say the least!  It began with Diane and I challenging ourselves and moving to Scottsdale, Arizona for our 20th. anniversary.  We’d always wondered how living in a more arts oriented … 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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Picture Frame Carving Tutorial? : You Decide!

Without a doubt, much of what you and I do as woodworkers is the result of “self-teaching” and a lot of experimentation with a bit of frustration thrown in for good measure! Even with today’s technological advantage of just Googling It, … Continue reading

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Scottsdale Frame #4: Flower Nouveau

Now that this frame has reached the burnisher/sealer stage I feel as if I can show it on the blog.  I’ve decided to call it Flower Nouveau since there is some of that style incorporated into the design.  The inspiration … Continue reading

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Waterleaf Molding — Exercise in Repetition!

  A very classic design for moldings is the waterleaf motif.  Although they appear quite complicated its form comes from a series of cuts made with specific chisels in a given sequence.  Whew, all that being said as an ultra … Continue reading

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Share the Completed Frames

Finding a good location to photograph these frames has proven difficult!  At home I’ll use the side of the house in the mornings before the sun hits and the lighting is really quite nice.  These are the best I can … Continue reading

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