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    Hi Everyone, here is a shelf pattern from an older Patrick Spielman & James Reidle book that I have had a lot of orders for. I was asked if I could make a matching set of sconces. This is what I came up with. Let me know what you all think of these. The customer was very pleased. Also notice the bracket under the shelf. Thanks, Steve
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    Steve== Dem dare is purdier than warts on a frogs back
    Sharon

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    • #3
      I've never paid much attention to the warts on a frog's back, but yes, they are purty. Very nice work. Thanks for showing.
      Mike

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      • #4
        Hi Steve,

        Very nice work indeed.

        Although it is a well done finish, I'm not sure I like the gloss finish; but maybe it's better in person than the picture depicts.

        Regards,
        Marcel
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        • #5
          Thanks for the comments every one. Marcel it must have something to do with different regions. I have seen alot of woodworkers finish their product with a satin finish, an oil finish or just a stain or paint and they sell well. For some odd reason it seems that if it is not shiny I can not make the sell. So it is plenty of lacquer for me. Thanks, Steve
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          • #6
            hey Steve very nice work it looks very intricate and how do you like that book I have one on my shelf got it from a used book store, its helped me emmensely
            Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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            • #7
              Hi Daryl, I have found that book very helpful in my learnings of intricate fretwork. I do like alot of Spielmans patterns. Thanks, Steve
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              • #8
                They look great! Have you tried stackcutting? You could stack cut those sconces and save yourself a little time for cutting other things. Dale
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                • #9
                  Stack Cutting

                  Hi Dale, I usually do not stack cut these. They are 5/8" redoak. Most of my works are 5/8" wood oak, hickory and maple. I also haven't had alot of experience in stack cutting the thicker hardwood, it seems to burn alot. Steve
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                  • #10
                    I like practical fretwork projects. The ornamentation really lends itself to them.
                    The whole Victorian era of scrolling exploded with various styles of ornamentation.
                    You have really done well on these pieces.
                    The fact that you can modify the patterns and come up with a finished project of this calibre speaks volumes to your scrolling abilities.

                    Great Work!
                    CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
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                    • #11
                      What Finish?

                      I really like them Steve. What brand of final finish did you use? I have a commission for a jewelry box from another of Speilman's books and the lady wants a high gloss finish. I do all mine in satin and have no experience with gloss finishes.
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                      • #12
                        High gloss finish

                        Hi Neal, I use an instant drying lacquer from Ace Hardware it is their brand and I give the projects that I do several light coats until I get the desired result. The Ace sku # is17027. It also provides a moisture resistant finish that is super hard after completely curing. If a piece of intricate fretwork gets a little dust on it a damp cloth is all you need to clean it. It is a spray. Steve
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                        • #13
                          Ya whol

                          Originally posted by SharonW0111
                          Steve== Dem dare is purdier than warts on a frogs back
                          Sharon
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