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  1. Greene and Greene Motawi Tile Frame

    We visited the Gamble House in Pasadena. As a woodworker, I was so moved by the craftsmanship that when my girlfriend showed me the Motawi tiles she really liked, I told her I would make a commemorative frame for them in the Greene and Greene style. It was extremely difficult for such a small...
  2. Craftsman Style Mantle Clock

    Details: Cherry with jatoba plugs. Approximately 14"x4"x9". Danish oil finish with dark paste wax. I've been wanting to build this for a while now and while perusing some older woodworking magazines, I found what I was looking for. The Nov. 2010 issue of "Wood" magazine had plans for a version...
  3. Pair of Greene and Greene style clocks

    These are two Greene and Greene style clocks I built using the Wood magazine plans. The clocks are made using a ribbon Mahogany that truly has to be seen in person to appreciate. the chatoyance the grain gives off is beautiful. I built the Mountain Scene tiled clock per the plans but omitted the...
  4. Craftsman Mantle Clocks with Etched Dials

    I wanted to do a relatively simple (to build) craftsman style clock to sell along with my others, but I wanted something that incorporated a tile. I found a design online from Schlabaugh & Sons to start from (last pic). I made a few changes to it that I think improves it a bit. 1st, I wanted...
  5. Greene & Greene clock with Motawi ceramic tile

    I ran across this 2010 plan for building a Greene & Greene style clock with a Motawi ceramic tile insert. It looked pretty neat, so I built one. The Motawi tile was $75. I think this is a little pricey, but they do look pretty neat. I usually use real ebony on my projects, but I decided to...
  6. Woodworking Skill Share
    I was reading in one of the woodworking magazines that too much clamping pressure can cause a glue starved joint. I read through the article twice and it gave no tips on how much pressure should be applied. I have been noticing that some of my cutting boards are lacking a solid glue line. I...
  7. Woodworking Skill Share
    I've read everything I could read on wipe on finish, the best type to buy, how to make your own, best tempature etc - and after a week of fooling with it I have to admit I don't get it. What I end up with is micro fine streaky finish that will have to be polished. I feel like I should have...
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