Map frame

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Project by ronstar posted 11-02-2008 11:58 AM 1804 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I framed this map of Lewis & Clark’s journey in knotty Alder. I tried to make the frame look as old as the date of the map (1806). Finish is Transtint dye, gel stain, shellac, and wax. I added some Rustic nails to the corners. Inspired by the works of Dan

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#1 posted 11-02-2008 03:46 PM

Simple yet very attractrive and nice finish.

Thanks fo the post.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 11-02-2008 04:40 PM

I like the design.
looks great with the map.
detail pictures always add to the fun too!

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#3 posted 11-02-2008 05:00 PM

I like it ! hope you had fun making it

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 11-02-2008 05:31 PM

Thanks! – I did have fun making it. I have another copy of the map, so I’ll have to make another one. I added a couple of close-up pics to show the corners

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#5 posted 11-02-2008 06:35 PM

very cool!!!

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#6 posted 11-03-2008 01:21 AM

Very nice. I think you succeeded with your attempt to date the frame to match the date of the map. Looks great.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#7 posted 02-26-2010 08:39 AM

simple frame with great results.. very nice…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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