Welcome tile in sapele arts and crafts revival frame

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 07-28-2009 02:58 AM 8920 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sapele framed welcome tile
Blacksmith iron rivets rusted with patina acid
Stoneware tile palatinate d in oil bronze finish

for sale on ebay best offer … link

All of my tiles start as carved mahogany pattern which is used to make a plaster mold

Sapele is bought from this ebay seller

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#1 posted 07-28-2009 03:01 AM

I like the Blacksmith iron rivet touch. Nice as usual.

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

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#2 posted 07-28-2009 03:19 AM

Great tile and frame, Dan.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 07-28-2009 06:16 AM

Very nice. Thanks for sharing

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#4 posted 07-28-2009 06:24 AM

Hey Dan
Topnotch work exactly what I would expect from your artistic hands, great job.

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#5 posted 07-28-2009 06:51 AM

One of your best Dan.

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#6 posted 07-28-2009 07:08 AM

Sweet. You really do amazing work.

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#7 posted 07-28-2009 10:24 AM

Great looking framed tile piece. You do some beautiful work. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#8 posted 07-28-2009 01:18 PM

This is beautiful, Dan! The frame w/pins has a medieval look to me, and I mean that in the best possible sense.
I’d love to see some of the mold-making process on these tile casts. As I said somewhere else, at the end of the street where I grew up was an old construction company. They picked the site because of it’s plentiful supply of high quality sand, with which they made custom bricks, tiles, cornices and whatnot in their earliest days (circa 1900-1920). They dug a pretty fair size pitRobie's Pit
in the process and sifted it in this structureRobie's sand sifting building
You can believe that us kids had a ball climbing around and investigating every corner of that and their other buildings!! Sadly, later generations of kids thought Arson and general Vandalism was more fun than playing..After the fire, Robie's mold-making building
This is what remained of their pattern making shop after the fire. I wish I had pictures of its’ contents, you would have found them interesting…
In their day, they were a big company, but found it impossible to compete against larger companies in our area. They closed up shop here about ten years ago, fed up with broken windshields in their trucks and other hooliganism. The place has since become a housing developmentRobie's Today...
The houses look like they fell from the sky and the occupants are largely unaware of what went on here…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#9 posted 09-05-2009 03:23 AM

Your carvings and your frames are incredible. Very nice welcome sign.

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