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As explained in a blog, pressed a wholes bunch of tiles a couple weeks ago. Several were of my Welcome Tile carving. I've made several of these tiles over the years. So many , I have 3 molds. One is nearly worn out.

Tiles are bronze coated stoneware clay with acid patina

Frames are half-lap joinery with a recently aquired technique I borrowed from the 32 panel door project posted recently. Cool door. Cool joinery. ... sort of a woven look.

Frame is made from 4/4×1.25×15 inch offcuts from a previous project.

Woven look cut with bandsaw and smooth to 50 grit with 4 inch dia osil-spindle sander.

Sanded to 80 grit.

Dark Oak dye

Minwax mahogany

seedlac / buttonlac topcoat

dark waxed

Made a pair these this evening while Peggy was at night school.

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This work definately impresses me Dan. I especially like the way you've added the "rustic" look to your tiles. Keep it up.
 

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Dan -

Your work is very impressive - I really like this frame and tile.

David
 

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this is awesome!! Really awesome.
I love it, love it, love it.
 

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That has a really nice look to it! I love it. I'm off to read your blog about the tiles…
 

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Dan your work still amazes me, I love it. those tiles and frames would go good with those works that Oicurn2it2 is making that neo Viking look. Would'nt it? I went to a resturant in Germany just called the Chicken Farm. It was on top of this mountain, the only thing they served, I swear, was chicken and schashlic or shishcabob sp. , Beer and Wine. But it was the atmosphere that grabbed you, they had laid out these long log tables, logs cut in half and the seats were smaller logs cut in half with wolf hides thrown over them. They made the food in hugh open hearths on spickits then brought you a spicket with a whole chicken and bread, either beer or wine or shishkabob, and the same beer and wine and brochen, or bread. No silverware just a plate and your hands and hot wet towels. It was sooo cool. Meet my grandson Corbin, he'll be four the 20th of DEC. chip off the old block. Just full of it. I love him anyway.
 

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I've been watching all the way, Dan. This is another good one.
 

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Dan;

This is quite beautiful! Outstanding.

Lee
 

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Dan this one is my favorite. All of your tiles and frames are beautiful - but I really like this one. The frame is outstanding.
 

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This is a great one, Dan!
 

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Great frame and tile Dan. Very nice.
 

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Another gem Dan.
 

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Dan,

Nice peice, like the rustic look of the frame. How come you sand only to 80 grit?? Thought you would want to go beyond that maybe down to at least 150. Please don't take that question as criticing just curious.
 

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Max

Sanded to 80 grit this time cause I wanted a darker frame. 80 grit on random orbital. I apply the dark oak dye and then the minwax mahogany oil stain. then rub it out with 0000 steel wool. It brings out the rays better.
Many times when I want a lighter look, I sand to 180 or 220. Really it depends on what is wanted for the end result. Normally I sand to 120 or 150 as you suggested.

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DAN
 

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Dan,

I knew you had a good reason, I will have to keep that in mind. Do you use the transtint dye?
 

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Thomas Moser dark oak alchohol dye.

I usually try shading in my stain technique and use steel wool or beartex to get the effect.

Take off more finish then I put on.
 

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another gem Dan. I need to find out more about your tile making process. Have you explained that in any detail somewhere?
 

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Very nicely done Dan, and it looks old too ! Would I be out of line in asking if you sell just the tiles also ?
 

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very nice as are all your works really neat how every thing is so artisticly yours the carving the tiles ,frames they all show your heart and sole so well and you say im inspiring ,,,please
 
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