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Tabernacle Frame.

Post by GeoSpectrum » Fri 13 Aug, 2021 12:37 pm

I decided on an antiqued finish on this Tabernacle. I’m pretty happy with it although I think I need more gold highlights. I must get around to learning how to use gold leaf.
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Re: Tabernacle Frame.

Post by vintage frames » Fri 13 Aug, 2021 1:29 pm

Well cut frame.
I'm thinking that's a very effective use of your computer cutter.
What did you use to gild?
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Re: Tabernacle Frame.

Post by GeoSpectrum » Fri 13 Aug, 2021 1:43 pm

Thanks, just gilt varnish. Lazy I know.
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Re: Tabernacle Frame.

Post by vintage frames » Fri 13 Aug, 2021 2:47 pm

No, not lazy - just what you wanted to use.
Now imagine it with the columns and other fluting oil gilded. The top and bottom frieze painted ultramarine blue and the gothic insert watergilded.
Beautiful frame.
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Re: Tabernacle Frame.

Post by GeoSpectrum » Fri 13 Aug, 2021 3:15 pm

The next one…
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Re: Tabernacle Frame.

Post by Not your average framer » Fri 13 Aug, 2021 3:28 pm

WOW, that's really nice! Very classy indeed and perfectly executed as well. I'm just so impressed!

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Re: Tabernacle Frame.

Post by fusionframer » Fri 13 Aug, 2021 9:15 pm

Really smart.

As someone who procrastinated for ages (and struggled to find time) to start down the gilding road, i would highly recommend it, especially when making frames like this. It is a really steep (and long) learning curve, but is truly satisfying.

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Re: Tabernacle Frame.

Post by Not your average framer » Sat 14 Aug, 2021 8:50 am

Hi Alan,

Is this just a one off, or are you intending to add this to your range of frames that you offer to your customers? I think that is likely to appeal to customers quite a lot! I take it that you have been giving this project a lot of thought for some time, before producting it. The spandrel part of the frame in particular does not look like it was an easy thing to do! Can I ask how long this frame took to produce? To me it looks like quite a lot of work and dedication went in to this.
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Re: Tabernacle Frame.

Post by GeoSpectrum » Sat 14 Aug, 2021 10:31 am

I’m planning on more but special orders rather than having them listed on the website. In fact I’m just designing a small version for miniatures, I’ll probably make 3 or 4 as examples.

I’ve sold four so far.

The time take was spread over a few days but probably around 4 hours excluding figuring out the CAD elements which involves some 3D design. Once done however the parts are easy enough to replicate.

I’ve got some more complex Gothic patters planned but there is a steep software learning curve.

And to learn gilding…
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Re: Tabernacle Frame.

Post by Not your average framer » Sat 14 Aug, 2021 4:37 pm

It's been an ambition of mine to make a tabernacle frame one day, but I don't think it it likely to be happening for long time. Currently I have still got a lot to do before I can re-open my shop again, so it won't be happening any time soon!
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