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Project by Woodwrecker posted 08-01-2016 01:48 AM 1500 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A very long time ago I asked my now deceased mother to write down her Cherry Slice recipe for me.
Her baking skills were renowned and I wanted to make sure this recipe wasn’t lost over time.
It laid in a drawer for a very long time and recently I came across it and was afraid of losing it, so I had it laminated in heavy archival stock and made a nice frame for it.
Naturally, I made the frame from Cherry, and put in a nice Purpleheart inlay.
The miter splines are Makassar Ebony.
Mounting it was tricky because it is an odd size.
I couldn’t find the proper turn-buttons to attach the back, so I used pieces of popsicle stick.
(My depression-era mom would have loved that.)

The frame was finished in Boiled Linseed Oil and Shellac. And a top coat of Wax.

The project came out nice and was fun to make.
I think my dear old mom would have approved.

Thank you for looking and have a great day.


-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#1 posted 08-01-2016 01:52 AM

Nice work Eric. Thanks for sharing.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 08-01-2016 02:08 AM

Eric your Mom would approve of the beautiful frame and the mounting of her handwritten recipe .
Thanks for this post and make all of us remember the important things in life that really matter .
I can only wish I had a item from my mom but all I have is a couple of good pictures I did however make a box in honour of her that is displayed every Christmas .


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 08-01-2016 02:13 AM

beautiful tribute
and frame eric

mom would approve

let me know when you bake the pie

and i’ll send my address
so you can send me a slice

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 08-01-2016 02:57 AM

What a wonderful way to immortalize your Mom! I think she would surely approve.

Nice adapter for the exhaust port on the D735, too.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 08-01-2016 03:52 AM

what a great way to honor your mom!

-- One good turn deserves another!

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#6 posted 08-01-2016 04:02 AM

Love it

-- CaptFerd

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#7 posted 08-01-2016 04:03 AM

Great looking frame. Thank you for sharing the story and meaning behind the project. Very very nice.

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#8 posted 08-01-2016 05:43 AM

Great looking frame Eric, fittingly made from Cherry…..... but where’s the photo of the cherry slice.
You’ve got us all drooling. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#9 posted 08-01-2016 01:11 PM

Great project. You do some nice work.

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#10 posted 08-01-2016 01:12 PM

A great tribute to that recipe!!
Nice gong, Eric!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 08-01-2016 01:41 PM

That is awesome. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#12 posted 08-01-2016 02:24 PM

Nice frame….........and the King of wood recyclers strikes again…......popsicle sticks….....(-:

Now in La Conner for a few weeks. Bunch of details left over from the recent kitchen remodel will be attacked, including a little painting, hanging a chandelier, etc. Shop stuff will have to wait….........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#13 posted 08-01-2016 02:32 PM

Great Job on the frame, a real nice way to honor your mom!

Keep up the good work.

-- "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green

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#14 posted 08-01-2016 03:42 PM

Nice Work Eric, on what I’m sure will become a Family Heirloom.

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

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#15 posted 08-01-2016 03:57 PM

Nicely done…and great story. She’d be proud!

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