African Hardwood New Zealand Rookwood reproduction tiles Mission Arts and Crafts Style

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 11-21-2007 05:36 AM 4926 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Contemporary Arts and Crafts Mission framed reproduction Rookwood tile bought from an artst in New Zealand.

Tiles are a reproduction of a very rare Roodwood tile design. Matt glazes.

Anigre and Wenge exotic hardwoods. Quarter sawn white oak lattice work.

Mortice and tenon construction.

Linseed oil and seedlac / buttonlac mix topcoat. Dark wax and heat gun finish.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#1 posted 11-21-2007 05:47 AM

Dan -

Beautiful work!

If not a trade secret, what is a “heat gun finish”?

How are your new tiles coming along?



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#2 posted 11-21-2007 05:48 AM

Very nice dan.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#3 posted 11-21-2007 05:50 AM

Great looking frame and tiles Dan.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, [email protected]

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 11-21-2007 05:57 AM

check out Gary's Shop tricks and tips blog more detail about the heat gun paste wax. heat gun adds another dimension.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 11-21-2007 07:16 AM

What are you doing to me Dan. I’m humbled.

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#6 posted 11-21-2007 11:37 AM

Dan, I love this frame! Great stuff

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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#7 posted 11-21-2007 01:38 PM

Very cool frame Dan!

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

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Thos. Angle

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#8 posted 11-21-2007 02:34 PM

It’s all really great work, Dan. I think you have an awsome grasp of the true meaning of Arts and Crafts. I don’t see copying here but real original thoughts with in the frame work of the movement. Thanks.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#9 posted 11-21-2007 02:44 PM

THIS is my favourite of all your work posted so far.
A work of art. It “touches” me. Thank you,

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#10 posted 11-21-2007 02:49 PM

I like this very much Dan.
It’s a unique one of a kind treasure.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#11 posted 11-21-2007 03:40 PM

This is one of my favorites of your work, Dan. Great job!

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

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#12 posted 11-21-2007 05:20 PM

Very nice as always Dan. Very nice combination of woods. I went to the web site you show on the tips and tricks but don’t find where it talks about the wax and heat gun. So how do you do this heat gun deal?

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

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Dan'um Style

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#13 posted 11-21-2007 08:36 PM

the heat gun pushes the wax around and makes it easy to shine, it melts into the cracks, joints and gaps.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#14 posted 11-22-2007 04:48 AM

Outstanding as always Dan.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#15 posted 11-22-2007 07:05 AM

So very nice!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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