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  1. #1
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    Something different.

    New direction for me yesterday. The guys that own the house I remodeled ask me to do a couple of mosaics and mount them in picture frames to go into the bathroom. I've seen this done on TV but have never tried it before. This is what I got done yesterday and will finish applying the field pieces this morning and will grout it tonight. They furnished the honu (HOE-NEW, Hawaiian for turtle) and the field pieces are left over from the shower. I've got some Koa to make the frames out of. I'll be posting more photos as this comes together.

    No, I didn't forget the library job! The guys are having a big birthday bash next month and want them finished for that.


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    Aloha,

    What goes around, comes around.

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    Very cool Royal, great job.
    Darren

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    way to go royall

    if its going in the bathroom, make sure to seal the grout really well, and spar varnish the frame to within an inch of it's life. about 5 coats will do!
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    Those look real great Royall. Be interested to see how you mount the picture frame around it. You going to rebate the back of the moulding you put around the edge. Will it overlap the tile edges? I suppose we will see in due course.
    cheers

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    hey royall, youre a talented dude.

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    Something different.

    Hey Royall,

    That's neat buddy. Looks real good.

    Aloha, Tony
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    Your a man of many talents Royall That is cool, nice job

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    Very nice Royall, I think that You did a good job
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    Woodworker and tile master. I'm in awe!

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    Thanks everybody. Warm fuzzies are always welcome Didn't get as far as I wanted today. but both pieces ard together and I started cutting the Koa for the frames. I was going to grout the pieces then mount them. but changed my mind.... yeah I got one I was going to mount the honu piece in a rabbet from behind the frame and the whale piece in a rabbet from the front of the frame due to the boarder around it. I didn't want to cover any of the wave detail of the boarder. Then I decided to just drop them both in from the front and then grout them in a rabbet that is just a little deeper than the piece is thick. The whale will be more difficult as it is hand made locally and varies quite abit in thickness. I'll then grout up to the edge of the frame. The honu is 16x16 and the whales/mermaid is 14x14. I like the honu piece but find the other one a bit too "cutesy" for my taste.

    This is the first time I've worked with Koa. I'm working very slow with it as it is a little on the expensive side. It was 58 bucks for the board that 4 1/2"x 58". It is 13/16" thick and had some rough spots so I run it through the planer with new blades. Went very lightly and still got tear out of the grain. I did run a scraper over the worst of it and got most of it cleaned up.

    Tomorrow I'll rabbet the inside edge and miter the corners. I'm going to spray them out with lacquer. Hopefully I'll be able to deliver the finished wall hangins by Friday.

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    Aloha,

    What goes around, comes around.

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