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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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Art Nouveau Frame Update and Fixes!

Here is the Art Nouveau frame in its’ final form with the designated painting by Diane in it.  There has been some “trials and tribulations” in the making of this frame which are mostly due to my own errors!!  I’ll … Continue reading

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Etsy Box Order — Almost Ready to Ship

So — why talk about it when they’re not quite ready to ship?  Want to get this blog done and put this commission into the “complete” file to start on the next project.  All that remains is to rub out … 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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Hardware = Jewelry for the Cabinet

A few posts ago (here’s a LINK), I allowed myself to get off track and worked on what I thought would be a good pull for this project.  Well, the pull was good but just didn’t fit into the over-all … Continue reading

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Back to Work, Don’t get the pull before the drawer!

In my latest post I mentioned how I allowed myself to get side-tracked and began to design a pull for the drawers.  I think I needed a artistic break after all of the technical work of the joinery.  The pull … Continue reading

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Cabinet is Taking Shape

 So this is one of those moments you wait for to see the results of all of your work.  So far there are 30+ hours into this project.  I was very anxious to  get the base assembled so that I … Continue reading

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