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Something to make me feel like I am moving along - picture frame - oak and maple

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Project by mtkate posted 09-26-2009 03:52 AM 1553 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another frame where the outside is red oak, and the inside is maple. I learned from previous experience, and managed to circumvent the glue problem that caused blotching when I stained my last frame.

I also learned from my last experience: I made the inner part (maple) first and then made the surround (oak) after. The miters fit better. Don’t ask me why I did it the other way the last time! I also did not bother to make fancy router edges as the print calls for something very simple (in my opinion, of course).

This time, I used the same formula for the staining – a red mahogany – but stopped after one rubbed in coat. The end color offset the print so well that I was satisfied and proceeded with a varnish.





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#1 posted 09-26-2009 03:58 AM

looks great … very crisp work ..well balanced grain

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#2 posted 09-26-2009 04:21 AM

well done

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#3 posted 09-26-2009 04:44 PM

Nice looking frame.

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#4 posted 09-27-2009 06:36 AM

Looks great. Those contrasting bandings on frames really make the artwork pop. Did you miter the maple and oak portions separately?

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#5 posted 09-27-2009 03:58 PM

Yes. I made the maple frame first and glued it up. Then I cut and fit the oak around it. And I can admit I spent at least an hour if not more playing with the oak to figure out where to align that grain.

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#6 posted 09-27-2009 07:57 PM

It may be easier on your next one to glue the maple directly to the oak, cut your rabbet for the glass and art, and do any profiling on the edges all as one long piece before you ever cut the miters. Just something to think about.

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#7 posted 09-27-2009 08:04 PM

Nice work mtkate. You are certianly a person of many talents.
Interesting picture. What’s is the name?

Bob

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#8 posted 09-27-2009 10:42 PM

It’s the death of Socrates.

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