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Project by davewest posted 12-30-2009 11:00 PM 2147 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple picture frames for the in-laws. Plain sawn white oak, half lapped joints with faux pegs. The finish started with fuming, followed by a seal coat, a glaze and then several coats of clear shellac rubbed out with steel wool and a dark wax.

All settled, Im not terribly pleased with finish or the pegs. I wasnt able to use my mortiser for the pegs, so I drove square pegs into round holes. Alignment of the pegs proved easier on my sample than the frames, for whatever reason. I got the color about where I wanted it but I dont think Ill try padding shellac again on that small a piece with that many surfaces.

Live and learn.





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#1 posted 12-30-2009 11:23 PM

Great looking frames Dave!

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#2 posted 12-30-2009 11:58 PM

Nice looking frames.

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#3 posted 12-31-2009 03:33 PM

Dave, that is a nice looking frame. The pegs add a nice touch to it and just enough visual interest to not lose focus on the frame itself. Nice job. I have been “commissioned” to do some frames by my wife and this certainly gives me some ideas.

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#4 posted 12-31-2009 07:51 PM

Thanks everyone.

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