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Picture This LIX

Eons ago, a friend told me his father was at home blind-fretting and in my youthful ignorance, I imagined his seeing eye dog had taken off after the neighbour’s cat and hadn’t returned. When I later developed an interest in … Continue reading

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Picture This VII

A reader enquired if I tidied up the sawn surfaces of the fretted sides of the Chippendale hanging shelves I made last year. I replied that I performed the minimum of cleaning up as that was how equivalent surfaces appear … Continue reading

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A George II Walnut Fretwork Mirror – Part Three

Following the calamity with the first looking glass (and pitiless connivery between my roving agent and Melissa Varga to convince me I had ordered a plain replacement glass), I am finally in possession of a second bevelled plate. My agent … Continue reading

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A George II Walnut Fretwork Mirror – Part Two

As with the mirror frame stock I have previously written about, the stock for this mirror consists of blocks of walnut glued – at 90° – onto a core which in this instance is also walnut. Cushion moulding (so named … Continue reading

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A George II Walnut Fretwork Mirror – Part One

I don’t consider myself an overly vain individual – truth be told, I prefer to avert my gaze when I catch sight of my own reflection (cue disparaging witticisms and raucous laughter from the back stalls). However, I do like … Continue reading

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