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Project by pintodeluxe posted 11-20-2012 06:12 AM 7971 views 17 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are my arts and crafts frames with Roycroft style font and designs. Some are decoration for my healthcare practice, and some are Christmas gifts.
Stains range from chestnut Rodda thinned 50%, cherry Minwax, to dark walnut Varathane.
Cheers!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush





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#1 posted 11-20-2012 06:14 AM

They all look super Willie

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#2 posted 11-20-2012 06:17 AM

Thanks Jim, they are fun little projects. They accept 11×14 standard matting, so they are pretty easy to put together.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 11-20-2012 02:05 PM

These are very well done. Beautiful frames!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 11-20-2012 11:38 PM

Very nice job on the frames; nice colors on the finish. Are these fonts that you purchased or downloaded?

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#5 posted 11-21-2012 05:26 AM

Tim,
The font set is available from the P22 Foundry. You download it into your writing program, and it appears as a new font choice. Additionally you receive characters and A & C style designs based off the original Roycroft printing press. Included is the Dard Hunter rose motif, one of the most recognized bit of graphic art from the early 1900’s. From there I worked up my page layout and printed the mottos on 20# ivory linen paper.
Pretty fun project.
Thanks

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#6 posted 11-21-2012 11:14 AM

Thanks, Willie, that a neat site. I book marked it for future reference, if I need to do any lettering.

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#7 posted 11-21-2012 11:23 AM

Classy looking frames.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 11-21-2012 06:47 PM

Beautiful. Both for the frame and what it said.

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#9 posted 04-10-2014 06:00 PM

Willie, these are beautiful. I am wondering how I could purchase two or three of them. I couldn’t navigate to a place where I would find them available for purchase. Thanks for the sayings they are very uplifting and coupled with the craftsman style framing, they are priceless…. Chris Martin

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#10 posted 11-05-2014 04:27 PM

Just found these craft frames, they came out really nice. When you bought the fonts did you buy the whole package, or were there just a couple that you needed?

Also, I have admired a lot of your other A & C pieces, are they all QSWO and what type of finish are you using? Thanks

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#11 posted 11-05-2014 05:11 PM

Horsch,
These were quartered red oak, but I use a lot of white oak too. I usually use Rodda oil based stains and sprayed lacquer. I am using Rudd lacquer right now.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#12 posted 01-25-2020 08:12 PM

There are beautiful, I am going to attempt to make a version this weekend. Are there any plans or drawings available? I am not at the woodworking level you are at, or most people on here are. Plans and dimensions help me a lot. I was unable to send you a message directly as I don’t have 5 posts, I’ve been a member for almost 5 years and reading daily but never post LOL

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#13 posted 01-25-2020 11:02 PM

They are 18-3/4” tall x 16-1/2” wide overall. The stiles are 18” long and taper from 3” wide at the bottom to 2” wide at the top.

The bottom rail is 2-1/2” wide and narrows to 1-7/8” at the Apex of the curve. The top rail is 1-1/2” wide. The rails are 10-1/2” long x 5/8” thick. This doesn’t include length for tenons, so if you’re using real tenons, add length for those. All the other parts are 3/4” thick.

The cap piece is 16-1/2” x 1-1/2” wide.

I’ve made them with mortise and tenon, as well as with biscuits. I prefer the M & T variety.

Good luck!

Just rabbet the back to receive the glass, art and matting.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#14 posted 01-26-2020 04:02 PM

Thanks for the Roycroft reference!
A&C fonts seem to be a rare bird unless you cough up the $$$.

I’ve been using the Chelsa studio and Nickley (both free) but they have a limited set of characters.

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