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Project by halfacre posted 07-19-2015 04:06 PM 670 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Put this 2000 piece jig saw puzzle picture of Las Vegas together and then decided it needed a glittering frame to go along with the glitter the city offers in their image. This is one place a person needs to see the inside and outside of ever building on Las Vegas Blvd. Whether you believe in gambling or not for we don’t go to gamble. Its the sights that turns us on. And the buffets are the best of anywhere.

-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx





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Bigkahunaranch

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#1 posted 07-19-2015 04:49 PM

Nice looking frame.

Now you need to make your own puzzles with a scroll saw.

Thanks for sharing.

-- To see samples of my work, please visit https://www.facebook.com/bigkahunaranch

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halfacre

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#2 posted 07-19-2015 07:58 PM

I did make a few puzzles when I first started scroll sawing, wasn’t overjoyed with the outcome !!! I checked out your things here and also on your www. and I think the chest-bench should get you lots of work.
Are you a Texas or a want-t-be. I are from Breckenridge,Tx

-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 07-19-2015 08:02 PM

It’s a very nice frame. They’ll go good together.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Sam12

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#4 posted 07-20-2015 03:20 AM

Great job on the frame (and on completing a 1,000 piece puzzle)! How did you create the glitter finish?

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halfacre

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#5 posted 07-20-2015 09:54 PM

Sam 12 the glitter came from Hobby Lobby. I bought the 6 pack of medium sized glitter. I drilled a few 3/32 holes in the tops of the glitter containers and use like salt shaker to make an even coat.. This frame I sprayed black lacquer first for the base color. Any base color is okay..Then I sprayed a few coats of clear gloss lacquer and while still wet sprinkle the glitter on. Next before the lacquer dries you have to help some of the glitter pieces lay down flat. Kinda tricky cause if it is still too wet you will screw up the lacquer so keep testing till you can take your hand and smooth the glitter into the still wet lacquer. No matter how hard you try not all of the glitter will lay flat.. Then add as many coats of clear lacquer as needed for a good looking finish. I usually go for four or five coats after the glitter is on. If I use a red glitter I like a red base coat. I mixed some of all six colors into one tube for what you see on the picture. That’s a 2000 piece puzzle. And it takes a very large area to spread the pieces on…Happy glittering

-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx

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Sam12

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#6 posted 07-21-2015 02:52 AM

Sweet. Thanks for the ‘recipe’ for your glitter frame…I will definitely have to try that on my next picture frame project. Have you every tried glittering any exterior projects?

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halfacre

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#7 posted 07-21-2015 12:20 PM

You mean for outside? Only for inside for I have to put a few coats of clear lacquer to cover the sharp edges and lacquer will not last in the weather. Things like the corvette picture I do .

-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx

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