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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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Christine Profile Picture Frames Take Two!

Those of you that follow me may recall that back in October I had an order for 15 frames from a local artist.  These were 4″ x 6″, finished with black and about 4″ wide.  She contacted me recently and … 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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November; Another Month Gone!

This has been a good and very warm month here in Phoenix.  My work is increasing as more people hear about me and decide to ask me to work on their projects.  One that is 99% complete that I had … Continue reading

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Creating Custom Profile Picture Frame Moldings

Remember I once referred to myself as wanting to be known as a “boutique framer”?  Maybe a bit overly ambitious but it’s something that has evolved as much out of necessity and as a challenge to see what I can … 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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Christine Profile Frame Progress

As mentioned, this project falls into the realm of mass production but still is enjoyable to me.  What’s that saying about if you enjoy what you’re doing it really isn’t work?  That’s how I feel about this because you do … Continue reading

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