Plywood picture frame

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 02-23-2013 01:26 AM 5000 reads 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Experimenting with showing off plywood edges. And using food coloring as wood dye.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 02-23-2013 01:35 AM

Very cool! You had me all the way up until the food coloring came out. But a very nice frame nonetheless and an extraordinary video.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 02-23-2013 01:51 AM

Artwork sir. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 02-23-2013 02:06 AM

I bet that took a lot of work to edit!

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#4 posted 02-23-2013 02:24 AM

Take it off!

... All the way OFF!

Great Video… Great Music…

Great Job!

Thank you!

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#5 posted 02-23-2013 02:27 AM

LOL, now the food coloring idea is one of those that makes you slap your forehead and say “why didn’t I think of that?” Given the price of color dyes this is a great alternative!

BTW I like your videos better this way….the other ones are a bit too frantic for me… :-)

PS, agree with Lyddon, great music….

PPS, cool idea on the frame….

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#6 posted 02-23-2013 02:48 AM

Well, I do miss the dulcet tones of your well-modulated speaking voice. However, I enjoyed the shots of your set-ups. So I guess I’m 50-50 on the different format.
Food coloring – been using it for years. Especially to color clear epoxy.
Didn’t see any sealer after the coloring?????
Loved the tie-dyed look. Fits with what I can remember of the 60’s.
I’ve enjoyed all your blogs, Steve. Keep ‘em coming.

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#7 posted 02-23-2013 04:12 AM

Be still my beating heart.

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#8 posted 02-23-2013 04:18 AM

Besides a very nice frame, I have to favorite this one for the cool editing job.
That coloring technique is cool too.
Your projects are some of my favorites.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#9 posted 02-23-2013 06:29 AM

I really like the look of the plywood.

Any chance you’d divulge the name of the track?

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#10 posted 02-23-2013 02:55 PM

One of your BEST videos. Absolutely professional work. Love the frame, I’m learning to like the colors.

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#11 posted 02-23-2013 02:59 PM

You will be at the film festivals next
Great job Steve

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#12 posted 02-23-2013 05:49 PM

Your editing is amazing! Great job on the frame!

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#13 posted 02-23-2013 06:52 PM

Well done and I think the frame colors were perfect for the picture. You are getting better all the time, and I think this video was your best so far. Very professional.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 02-23-2013 11:33 PM

Steve, great idea on the plywood for a picture frame. Like the texture and patterns. The video editing was great and although I like your voice and many of your presentations, this one with the music was GREAT. I think the video was very self explanatory so using the music fit the video great. AND, GREAT music BTW.
As for the food coloring, Great idea but I think that it is a very limited technique when used at you did. And I didn’t see you use the Yellow. It does go with the picture though.

Enjoy your videos as usual.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#15 posted 02-24-2013 12:34 AM

Best Yet! You are really finding your niche. I gotta know who is the music track from. Keep them coming!!

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