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Frame Talk #1

Picture Frames: The Why’s and Wherefore’s As a custom framer, whenever I go to an art show, museum, or gallery my eye tends to go first to the frame and then to the painting.  This section of my blog will … Continue reading

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Beginning the Base: Mitered Legs

Work continues on this project and I’m finding the fact that there isn’t a deadline refreshing!  Of course, it would be nice for it to be for a paying client but the lack of deadline stress is refreshing.  Now that … Continue reading

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Dyed Box is in the Mail!

You may recall the beginnings of this project, a lady found my Etsy store and requested a custom box that was black and made of wood.  The size she requested was 5″ wide by 7″ tall and 11″ long.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Dyed Plywood Box Assembled in Spite of Cold Shop!

You’re right, that looks more like a kitchen than a woodshop!  It’s been pretty cold here in Las Vegas as it has been through-out our country this week.  It hasn’t risen much above the low 40’s even with my portable … Continue reading

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Dyed Plywood Box — Cutting the Sides

The last custom order I received from my Etsy store was one that involved primarily hand tool work.   The only power tools on it was preparing the rough stock for the dovetail joinery.  This latest order is almost a … Continue reading

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Mr. Melvin Wilson, Metal Shop Antioch High School

When I was in high school, back in the 60’s at Antioch, California I was a shop rat.  Partly because I’d managed to get kicked out of many other classes but mostly because those (and band) were the types of … Continue reading

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