John Ruskin wrote, "to those who love Architecture, the life and accent of the hand are everything."
One age-old kind of handwork is chamfering, and its application to frames is one of the greatest joys in my work.
This is a quartersawn white oak mirror I just made for a customer to give as a wedding gift. It measures 34" x 22", and features a carved initial "S" at the top and the year at the bottom.
Here's the story, with pictures, of its making.
the Met... - Yesterday we went to the Met. Today I am headed home to Arkansas. The image of Joseph the carpenter is from the Cloisters. In the museums I've been lookin...