Tag Archives: Design Process

The Making of Frame # 107

I was reminded of a documentary film that followed the making of a Steinway Grand piano from start to finish as this picture frame started to take shape.  It came out around 2007 and maybe some of you other woodworkers … Continue reading

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New Project: Utility Sink

If you’ve ever had a utility sink where you can wash out those things you didn’t want to use your kitchen sink for you’ll understand Diane’s desire for one where she can clean out her paint brushes after her daily … Continue reading

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Last Scottsdale Frame: #9/10 Design

With the remaining, pre-joined frame we brought with us to Scottsdale I wanted a design that bridged Art Nouveau and western style and this seems to fit that requirement.  I’m calling it the #9/10 design because that was the size … Continue reading

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Inspiration for a Frame Design

So, one of the things that’s been difficult in my pursuit of carving frames is finding specifics of the craft.  There are a number of shops that have YouTube video’s of their frames being carved and gilded, many examples of … Continue reading

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Psst, wanna see a topless cabinet?

The excitement continues as the cabinet is really starting to take shape and I must admit I’m very pleased with the outcome.  This has been quite a challenge and I continue to learn from this project.  To me, the motivation … Continue reading

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Applying Felt on Box Sides — not just the Bottom!

Here is the completed presentation box I was commissioned to build through my Etsy store.  The wood is Monkeypod, dimensions are approximately 3 1/2″ deep and tall by 4 1/2″ long.  The finish is multiple coats of Platinum shellac rubbed … Continue reading

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Stools are Finished

After our trip to Kentucky last week, I’m now back in the shop and the stools are finished.  It’s interesting that although it’s great to get away from home to explore and see new things both Diane and I missed … Continue reading

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