Frame for a picture of my wife's favorite thing in the world.

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Project by spaids posted 11-17-2008 05:00 AM 1684 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had an oil panting made of my wife’s cat for her birthday and eventually (several months late) I finished the frame. This is Walnut with one coat of tongue oil. It took so long because I had to make a miter sled and a corner spline sled. The splines are Walnut from the same board. Its not a clean as I would like but its my first one and I was getting tired of trying and trying the miters and wanted to get it done.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#1 posted 11-17-2008 05:15 AM

I see, now, why you were asking about the miters. Looks like they came out pretty good to me!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 11-17-2008 01:55 PM

A guy told me once that miters for picture frames are one of the hardest things to make right. You did a very good job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 11-17-2008 03:54 PM

My condolences on this being your wife’s favorite thing, but you did an excellent job with the frame. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 11-17-2008 04:33 PM

Very nice, and jockmike2 is right about the difficulty of the miters, so you did fine. By the way, was that cat tongue oil you used? I hate it when your twisting the tongue and get so few drops, for so much effort, and then don’t get me started about their claws and how mad they get…...........

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 11-17-2008 07:13 PM

Thanks guys. I guess more time spent on my miter sled could have made this easier. There is a very small gap in one of the joints but like I said it was already months late and needed to get done.

This particular cat doesn’t fight you for its tongue oil, its actually hard to get her to STOP licking you.

I have come to terms with being #2 in the house behind the cat. How am I supposed to compete for my wife’s attention with fluffy hair ball that sits in her lap and purrs? I just try to get in good with the cat and get her to put in a good word for me.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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Don Newton

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#6 posted 11-17-2008 07:43 PM

I’ll bet that frame would have looked even better if your wife was holding the picture! Nice job and yes, miters are discouraging.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#7 posted 03-25-2010 02:33 PM

Gorgeous frame, though it surrounds questionable subject matter.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#8 posted 04-08-2010 03:22 PM

Compound miters…I should have paid attention in math class. Beautiful frame.

-- Integrity is who we are when no one else is watching.

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