Monthly Archives: December 2010

Plum Pudding…

… mahogany, that is. I will be enjoying homemade plum pudding ice cream in the 28° C. (82.4° F.) forecasted for Christmas Day. Season’s greetings to one and all. Advertisements

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Coming Under Fire

I assume some (possibly internet-fired) discussion must have occurred recently regarding my apparent destruction of valuable antiques (as posted in Keeping the Home Fires Burning). What ever the occasion or venue, it prompted a number of readers to discharge a few … Continue reading

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A pair of George II Walnut Girandoles – Part Four

I have seen girandoles, mirrors and sconces that were suspended by string or wire twisted round nails hammered into the backs of the frames, or even the sides (which will at least keep girandoles and sconces vertical on the wall), … Continue reading

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A pair of George II Walnut Girandoles – Part Three

The stock for the frames is pine which is cross-veneered on the outsides with the same 5/64″ (2mm) thick walnut veneer as the frets and the top is faced with 1/4″  (6.4mm) thick cross-grained walnut blocks. I made the stock … Continue reading

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A pair of George II Walnut Girandoles – Part Two

I sawed some 5/64″ (2mm) thick walnut veneer and glued it, book-matched, onto some pine. The patterns were then drawn onto the veneered boards and the frets cut out. The frets awaiting their frames. The edges of the frets were … Continue reading

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