Mission Arts and Crafts Style Grueby tile totem DAN WALTERS TILE

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 06-01-2009 02:59 AM 4599 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple years ago I finished a commission for a customer in Park City, Utah. They ordered a pair of frames to display their collection of Grueby tiles. As in most of my commission work, I make multiples of the item and pick the best of the lot for the customer, keeping the extra for myself etc.

Frame is quartersawn white oak,mortice and tenon pegged construction w/ bookmatched sides, golden oak dye, danish oil, armorseal, garnett shellac and minwax antique mahogany paste wax.

The lattice work on this piece is 3/8×3/4 strips of qswo, half-lap joinery and 1/8 pegged.

Tiles are my collection of 4 inch Grueby tiles. Excellent curdled glaze with nice color

See below for link to the commission project posting.
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#1 posted 06-01-2009 03:03 AM

I love it! Beautiful work Dan.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#2 posted 06-01-2009 03:14 AM

Hey Dan
As usual a wonderful job.


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#3 posted 06-01-2009 03:46 AM

Really beautiful. It all works great together.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#4 posted 06-01-2009 03:49 AM

Another great piece of work. Hey Park City is just up the canyon from me about 25 minutes….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 06-01-2009 03:58 AM

First time I’ve seen this particular style of piece. Very nice way to display your tiles. Thanks for the post.

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#6 posted 06-01-2009 03:58 AM

real nice dan .
you got your mission down .
and still time for the forum !
keep it up .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 06-01-2009 04:02 AM

Wow Dan!

Phone home!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 06-01-2009 01:36 PM

Very Nice.
I love the lenght.

-- R

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#9 posted 06-01-2009 05:43 PM

Gorgeous work Dan, you let out all the stops on that one. Hope you get a kazillion box for it. lol. Remember Rocky and Bullwinkle? Nice work on a serious note, really nice. I should do so good. m

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 06-08-2009 06:35 AM

Very original work Dan.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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