Tag Archives: Carving

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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Current Work — Tropical Walnut Picture Frame

Diane recently completed a painting that moved me quite a bit.  I would peek into her studio every time I came into the house from the shop.  Watching this image unfold was fascinating.  She wrote a blog about it and you … Continue reading

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Frame Carving and Gilding

I’m often kidded by my neighbor who tells me that if retirement means being as busy as he sees me all of the time he’s not so sure he wants to retire!!  Well, first of all; Diane and I don’t like … Continue reading

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Carving and Gilding a Cat for a Lid or Plaque

In my last blog about this Etsy custom order I shared my method of making a miter cornered box.  The client requested a copper gilded lid with an image of a cat.  We choose this one from free internet images available from … Continue reading

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How to Make a Mitered Box on the Tablesaw

Now that the Mechanical Cellarette can be put on the completed list it’s time to concentrate on a custom order for an Etsy client.  This particular order has been one I’ve been doing convo’s on for quite a while.  The … Continue reading

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Art Nouveau inspired Picture Frame

My wife, Diane, has been very busy creating new art work in her studio.  She recently changed her website to dianeeugsterart.com  Since her studio location is on my way to the shop I get to spy on her whenever the … Continue reading

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Treble Clef Box Lid

The request for this custom order from Etsy was a large box to store remote controls for her music system.  Just so there wasn’t any confusion as to what the box will contain she asked if I could carve a … Continue reading

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Fig Leaf Frame

In between working on the Selig chairs and the beer server/paddle I’ve also been doing the carving on the picture frame for one of Diane’s pictures.  By the way, she has started a new blog on WordPress, here is a … Continue reading

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Busy feels Good

During the warm/hot season here in Las Vegas my routine is to work early in the morning out in the shop and then, as temps hover towards the century mark try to discipline myself to work inside.  At times, the … Continue reading

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Hand Tool Work = Relaxation

You may recall this picture that I posted a while ago.  After the intense furniture work on the media center I felt the need to take my woodworking in another direction for a while. A new woodcarvers club started here … Continue reading

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