Sketch and Frame

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Project by miles125 posted 12-25-2009 01:02 AM 1562 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a sketch of my son i did for him as a Christmas gift. The frame body i made from a chunk of Sapele with a walnut front attached with brass screws. The finish is clear satin lacquer.

Measures about 2 1/4” thick x 8” wide x 6” tall. Thanks for looking!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#1 posted 12-25-2009 01:05 AM

Great idea for a frame! Looks better than the easel type stand. Good sketch too. This should make your son happy to get.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#2 posted 12-25-2009 01:23 AM

Looks great! I bet he will love it =]

-- Jess

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#3 posted 12-25-2009 01:49 AM

Very cool and unique looks great

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 12-25-2009 02:11 AM

Nice sketch and a nice touch with the build. For whatever reason it makes me thing of the brightwork on a yacht.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#5 posted 12-25-2009 02:15 AM

Hey Miles

You new I would like this one !

Rock s-o-l-i-d !!!

It does have a nice feel.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 12-25-2009 02:22 AM

Thanks guys and gals.

Douglas, my son recently did the navy thing. I think a maritime theme was lurking around in my head while coming up with it. I got way too much lurking in my head come to think of it…hehe

Dan, i see a little bit of your tapered tile frames in this too. See…you influence others in ways you don’t even know about!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#7 posted 12-25-2009 05:01 AM

You’re quite the artist!!

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

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#8 posted 12-25-2009 01:24 PM

cool frame.

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#9 posted 12-26-2009 05:10 PM

Very nice.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#10 posted 01-29-2010 06:33 PM

very cool idea for a frame… nicely done..

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#11 posted 03-12-2010 03:30 AM

very nice, simple frame work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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