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Natural edge Red Cedar Picture Frame

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Project by OldWrangler posted 04-26-2014 11:13 PM 1277 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing special today. Had some scrap Red Cedar with natural edges and made a picture frame. Hold picture 15” x 10” but can be matted up or picture cut down. And it really is rectangular with 90 degree corners, picture makes it look all Kattywompus , don’t know why it came out like this. Really had nothing to do as I am out of BKP and now out of RC. Got some nice figured reclaimed Butternut barn wood. Maybe something will come of it next.

I didn’t have enough long pieces of the NE Cedar and had to splice in a piece. Second pic in lower left edge is the splice. Almost got away with it but it not perfect and a good eye will spot it.

Not much for a nice Saturday, I did get some work done in the greenhouse getting more plants trimmed up and out in the garden. Winter was tough on tropicals as usual but they will come back. Hope y’all have a great weekend.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-26-2014 11:33 PM

Very nice work sir

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

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 04-26-2014 11:56 PM

That looks nice. Wish you were closer as I’ve got LOTS of lumber sawed up.

I’m curious as to how those corners are joined?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 04-27-2014 12:30 AM

I have always had a like for that red cedar!

Very nice project!

-- just rjR

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OldWrangler

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#4 posted 04-27-2014 02:12 AM

Thanks for the kind words Monte. Got any wood?

Corners are butt jointed with a #10 bisquit and glue. I have found Titebond II is usually stronger that the wood it holds together so just about any joint will work if the glue has 4-5 hours to set up, even end grain.

gfadvm, where do you live? What kind of lumber have you got sawed up? What kind of mill do you have? If I wasn’t so damn old I think I would invest in a mill but now I don’t have time to wait for the wood to dry out and don’t have the strength to tote and stack lumber. I’m just lucky to be doing as much as I do and I think this work is probably a good therapy and is gradually making me stronger. Now if I could only find something to make me younger.

railbuck, I have always liked the Red Cedar. Works easy, smells great and really shows great color when finished. But now my favorite is the Blue Beetle Kill Pine. Wish it would be more readily available. It’s all too far away and shipping usually cost more than the wood. I got 20 bf from a fellow in Montana and shipping was over $60.00.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 04-27-2014 02:39 PM

OldWrangler, I’m in Jenks which is on the South edge of Tulsa. I have a WoodMizer LT15 manual bandmill. It is a lot of work getting the logs cut down and onto the mill, but then the pure fun begins!

I cut almost all my lumber from standing dead trees so there isn’t much wait for it to dry.

You can look at my ad/pics on Tulsa Craigslist. Just type Oklahoma Hardwood Lumber in the search space and they should come up.

I have a lot of different species right now (all native Oklahoma trees).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 04-28-2014 07:26 AM

gfadvm….

Wife has a 1/2 brother living outside Ardmore in town of Lone Grove. He comes down here every summer for some fishing in the gulf. We put him and his wife up for a few days. If he isn’t too many miles south, I might talk him into driving to Jenks and loading up some good stuff. Do you have any idea how far you are from Ardmore?

I like some of the spalted varieties on your list. I didn’t see any Beetle Kill Pine or Red Cedar, have you got either? Also do you ever cut any Box Elder with red coloring? I love Pecan and especially spalted. About what could you load up a pick up for with nice stuff? I’m guessing about 100-150 BF. I love any wood with knots, gnarly spots, good color and good grains, could you ferret some of that out for me. If he didn’t work out I might try to drive up and get what I can in my Suburban. It holds more than you think being an older model with the larger body./

Let me know hat you think. My email is kbnorris@igc.org and would be easier to use. Thanks, George

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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