G&G/Japanese picture frame

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Project by Jake posted 01-03-2015 09:29 PM 1972 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Me and my wife got married in the end of August, asked a friend of mine to make us a our family tree, the Idea was mine, execution came from the artist. In the bottom there are us and we have additional branches for our kids – one of the branches will be filled in the spring. The picture was a long time coming, but it was worth it.

The design was based on TWW guild build of the G&G/japanese style frame. Left out the G&G embellishments because I am a simple man and it would have not suited our style. (plus – the inlays and plugs are a pain to make)

Took me a few days to complete it, but it was a quick and fun project. Made of some nice figured Oak I had earmarked for a special project. Good thing a Special project came along.

The symbol in the middle is an heartagram (heartogram) it has many different meanings attached to it. I go with 2 meanings: 1. The balance between good and evil, and life and death 2. Eternal love. I would hope that if our family tree has a healthy balance and love for eachother we’ll do just fine. :)

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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#1 posted 01-03-2015 10:04 PM

Excellent job. Great looking wood also.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 01-03-2015 10:24 PM

Simple, but it looks so neat!

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#3 posted 01-04-2015 01:28 AM

A great looking piece….
with a great story….
& a family with an even better future!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 01-04-2015 06:50 AM

You keep making her great stuff like that and you’ll do just fine. Nice work.

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#5 posted 01-04-2015 08:39 AM

Thank you all!

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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#6 posted 01-04-2015 02:28 PM

Very nice. Added to my favorites!

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#7 posted 01-04-2015 02:58 PM

Very nicely designed and crafted.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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