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This is a simple picture frame I made a few weeks ago. I received the art from my girlfriend and as a thank you I made one for myself and one for her. It is made of black walnut that was milled for me in Tennessee. This was my first project that I used my chisels. It may be hard to tell from the pictures, but the vertical pieces sit proud of the horizontal ones. All sides have a simple chamfer to them. This project cost me about $8.50 to made a piece. Critiques are always welcome, I’d like to learn a lot from you guys.

-- Tim, Plant City FL





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Mikeyf56

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#1 posted 1840 days ago

That’s very creative and elegant in it’s simplicity, good job. Black walnut is beautiful wood, I wish I had some in the garage!

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AaronK

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#2 posted 1840 days ago

Excellent. I love it. maybe i’m a sucker for minimalism, but this is a perfect frame. what joinery did you use? lap joints?

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CaptainSkully

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#3 posted 1840 days ago

This may be a silly question TungOilTim, but what finish did you use. I made a walnut memorial frame and tung oiled it. It really brought out the richness of the wood without darkening an already dark wood. Nice. That would look really cool in our music nook. I’m waiting for my Narex chisels. In the mean time, I’m making a tool roll.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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TungOilTim

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#4 posted 1840 days ago

Thanks for the kind comments, I appreciate them. I used a lap joint like you said, AaronK. I cut it with a miter sled in the table saw and took a pared the cut surface until it was the correct height I wanted it. CaptainSkully, I used Tried and True linseed oil and beeswax, and it really went on well. I am a big fan of tung oil and have used it on black walnut before with good results, but I was pressed for time on this one, and only one coat was used. Good look with your tool roll.

-- Tim, Plant City FL

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CaptainSkully

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#5 posted 1839 days ago

Yeah, it takes a while for tung oil to polymerize. Thanks for the recipe.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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N225095

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#6 posted 1671 days ago

Oh that is beautiful art work!

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