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Project by Lenny posted 10-11-2015 02:49 AM 964 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I are blessed with two wonderful children, Heather and Erica. Heather was married in 2012 and Erica, a year ago this month. To provide them with a lasting memory, I sang to them just prior to the father/daughter dance at their respective wedding receptions. Being a woodworker, I got the idea to immortalize the events by placing the words of the songs, along with photos, in a nice frame. I chose the primary color from their wedding for the matte board.

I had a beautiful board of highly figured curly maple and also a board of (expensive) lacewood. At first, I was concerned the lacewood, being so busy, would conflict with the curly maple but I feel the two make a great match, especially once the finish is applied.

I milled the curly maple to 2-1/2” wide and ran a ¾” wide by ¼” deep dado down the middle for the lacewood inlay. I also milled a bead along the outside edge of the boards. I mitered the corners and joined them with #10 biscuits and glue. For finish, I chose Watco Natural Danish Oil. I let it dry for three days and added a coat of paste wax.

Since my completion of the projects coincided with Erica’s first anniversary, I presented the gifts to her and Heather today. They are quite pleased.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI





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#1 posted 10-11-2015 03:12 AM

Lookin’ good Lenny. I’m sue they are quite pleased with the results.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 10-11-2015 10:24 AM

Fine Work Lenny!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 10-11-2015 04:41 PM

Great work, great wood combo and nice looking frames.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#4 posted 10-11-2015 04:52 PM

Great work, Lenny. What a special gift!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#5 posted 10-11-2015 05:45 PM

Hey Lenny. Glad to see you are still kicking around the shop. The frames are GREAT. The figure in the maple really pops. Also a nice story and great memories. You are a hard act to follow. Hope you have a BLESSED week

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#6 posted 10-11-2015 06:09 PM

These frames look really nice. Congratulations.

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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#7 posted 10-11-2015 07:31 PM

Great work and look, and a wonderful Keepsake for your daughters. Your timing is great, too, as I have a similar project frame to build for my honey, and your techniques is good inspiration for me. Thank you!

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#8 posted 10-12-2015 02:34 AM

Thank you everyone for the kind comments.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#9 posted 10-12-2015 07:13 PM

Beautiful job and idea, Lenny.

Lee

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#10 posted 10-26-2015 01:11 PM

Nice looking frames, Lenny.

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#11 posted 10-28-2015 01:58 AM

Those are beautiful Lenny. Super nice wood combo

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#12 posted 10-28-2015 10:57 AM

Thank you Lee, CJ and Roger.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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