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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 02-04-2009 11:33 PM 8287 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Awhile back, I came across a bunch of Cypress barn board.

I’ve used it for a variety of projects, including these picture frames.

The first picture is one that my Father painted in 1955.

I finally made a decent frame for it.

I bought him this paint by number kit, which were very popular at the time.

He was recovering from a two week stay at the hospital.

He was very artistic, & I thought this would keep him occupied for awhile.

He passed away two weeks after completing this, so I treasure this painting.

The outside dimensions of this picture frame is 19” X 23”
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The second, & third pictures are some prints that I purchased for only 50 cents each.

The frames both measure, 21” X 22.”

The Boat picture is from a calendar, & the frame measures 13” X 16.”

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 02-05-2009 12:35 AM

Good story. I wasn’t around in 55, but I do remember trying to do the paint by number thing. Never did very good at it. Nice frames.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 02-05-2009 12:41 AM

Thank you Dennis!

I was a spring chicken in 1955, age 23.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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mtnwild

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#3 posted 02-05-2009 02:05 AM

Great story, nice frames. Built a few barn board frames myself over the early years. They have their place. I was 6, in 55. We once owned a 55 Ford sedan.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 02-05-2009 02:20 AM

Brings back memories. Nice frames.

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

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David

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#5 posted 02-05-2009 02:41 AM

Dick -

Thank you for sharing such a touching story. Your Dad had talent! Nice job on the cypress frames.

Who painted the other images? They are all very nice.

David

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 02-05-2009 05:40 AM

Thank you Jack, Charlie, & David,

The only painting that’s signed is the ducks, by, Sweney.

I looked him up, & he used to be an illustrator for Brown, & Bigelow.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#7 posted 02-05-2009 08:12 PM

Very touching story Dick, I was 5 in 55. My aunt died on my birthday so I do remember it. My dad also was a guy who liked to paint the paint by number paintings. We had a big one of the last supper he painted back in the 50s. I like your painting better. Its beautiful. Love ya both.

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

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Grumpy

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#8 posted 02-05-2009 10:36 PM

A lot of your dad’s talent has rubbed off on you Dick. Great story.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 02-05-2009 10:46 PM

Thank you Mike , & Grumpy,

It’s a kind of coincidence, but I just happened to remember that it was my Dad’s

birthday yesterday. I wasn’t even thinking about it when I posted his painting.

He was born 02/04/1894, that was 115 years ago.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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motthunter

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#10 posted 02-06-2009 01:23 PM

great save for some old wood.

-- making sawdust....

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 02-06-2009 03:48 PM

Thank you Mott!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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John Gray

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#12 posted 02-06-2009 03:55 PM

Nice frames and beautiful pictures, thanks.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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austenallred

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#13 posted 05-23-2011 02:54 AM

Those look great. What would be your potential to mass produce? I might get in touch with you—I help out with http://mybarnwoodframes.com/rustic-frames

-- Austen, Springville, http://mybarnwoodframes.com

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 05-23-2011 03:02 AM

Rustic

delight

good

one

dick

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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