I have been busy getting ready to offer some things at the Durham Craft Market. I have 37 new picture frames in various sizes glued up, and as you can see below am in the process of applying finish to them. Sanding and finishing is the time consuming part of making these! I've tried a few in a couple of new word combinations, Jatoba with narrow 1/8" red oak inlays and maple with 1/4" cherry inlays. I've done the 1/8" inlays in art frames before, but not offered them in photo frames. Not sure why, but think I will add them with the standard wood combinations. If folks like the new wood combinations, I will add them to the usual stock.
I also have 8 new cutting boards of various sizes and wood combinations. They need another coat or two of mineral oil but will be ready when I sign up for the market.
I'll let you know what Saturday I plan to be at the Craft Market. Hope to see you there!
Oh yeah, I just finished a new watercolor titled "No Swimming or Boating" based on a picture I took last fall while walking Millie the beagle. I wanted to do some water reflections and think they turned out pretty well. Let me know what you think.
John Schwartz - watercolorist and woodworker.