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This is a piece I did long ago and recently pulled out of storage. Made with walnut on outer and inner frame, with blue stone laminate, and a mirror done in a process called glue chipping. This is a not often seen, type of glass work. The design area is taped off, and sand blasted, then an animal hide glue is applied and put in an oven at about 300 degrees. The glue does a fast cure, creating so much tension as it dries that it actually starts popping chips of glass off, it resembles a fern effect. It is a dangerous type of glass work, as the glass pops free at a fairly high velocity, and you wouldn't want to be around it, needless to say the area and oven can have a lot of razor sharp glass shards. After this is done, the glass is silvered on the back with mirror coating. I have another one I will show soon, that is done in black maple and cobalt blue mirror, done in the same process, should be in a couple of days, maybe tomorrow. Merry Christmas to all.

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That's amazing! The glass looks like it's covered with frost.

Thanks for posting.
 

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Cool frame! I always look forward to seeing mixed media in woodworking, and bringing in laminate to this frame is a good example. Nice work.
 

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That is one stunning piece. I am just getting my feet wet on the wood working side and then someone goes and shows off there glass work as well - I think I am forever going to be in last place <inner> " no Belinda, not another creative pathway, for god sake no!"
 

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Yet another gorgeous piece here : ) Your work is amazing !
 

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Dan Great looking frame it sure would look great in my House ! Hey whats that little sticker at the bottom Made In China
 

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Rj - Thanks for the "Made in China" payback!!!!!!!!!!
 

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RJ, I saw the sticker also. I thought it just meant "leaded glass."

Cool looking process, Dan. Good luck on Ebay.
 

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That sounds like a very interesting process. Did you do the glass work yourself?
 

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very effectively Dan!!
as the ice fogginess, which provides Wall!

much success you want on eBay:))

dusan
 

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Blake - I didn't do the glass myself, I don't have the facilities to do this as it takes a large oven to handle big pieces of glass, plus the mess it makes. To RJ and Trifern, glad your friends you jokers. LOL
 

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Beautiful work!
 
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