Okay it has been awhile…work, the holidays, my Wife’s’ birthday, our anniversary, and my Mom’s birthday have taken their toll on my free time. To that end, I wanted to share some of my gift projects for this season. They are both derivations on a theme; Greene & Greene frames that is. The first are two picture frames for some prints we bought on trip to Ireland last year (Dyami was kind enough to reference it one the projects he recently completed for his Dad). The other one is my Christmas gift to friends and family. I used the same basic design (ref. Popular Woodworking #187 and “The Woodwhisperer’s” holiday calendar frame project) to build four G&G calendar frames. All of these frames are from African mahogany with ebony plug accents. All the joinery was done using Festool Dominos. This used up my last stash of African mahogany. And from now on I’m using real stuff. Despite any snide comments from Shannon or any hand-tool enthusiast, African mahogany’s best friend is a drum sander.
On anther note, it has come to everyone’s attention that WIA 2012 will be held in two locations this year, Pasadena, CA and its old stomping grounds in Covington, KY. I agree with most everyone in the blogging community that this may split the community. Anyone who has been to a WIA or two knows the best part is reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones. Sure the classes are great and the Marketplace is superb, but the best times are getting together talking shop, life and beer (not necessarily in that order). So yeah, I want to go to the one where the cool kids are; but I fear that the east-coasters and west-coasters will spilt and that trolley will only be half-full next year. Please visit modernwoodworkersassociation.com to add your two cents.
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