Another southwest style frame.

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Project by jayjay posted 01-23-2010 10:42 PM 2025 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another frame that I built for our living room area. It sort of has a southwest style to it, but I wanted to do something a little different. I made some arrows out of copper rod, brass, and welding wire. I then mounted the arrows in some pockets that I routed out free hand using a ball nose bit. The ball nose bit sort of gives it a hand carved look, without having to actually hand carve it. I left the cut outs sort of rough looking to give it a more natural sort of look. I was real pleased with the way this turned out. I think it really adds some spice to the picture.

The picture measures about 22” x 28”, the frame is made of 3/4 thick oak, 3-1/2” wide. The top piece was made 6” wide to accommodate the “woop t doo” on top center. I used lap joints to join the pieces together. And glued it all up. Then finished it off with gloss polyurethane.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#1 posted 01-23-2010 10:49 PM

Very nicely done.

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#2 posted 01-24-2010 12:21 AM

another very unique one of a kind frame… well done…

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#3 posted 01-31-2010 06:51 AM

Wow! Very nice frame.

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#4 posted 01-31-2010 07:17 AM

Nice picture and frame. They look great together.

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#5 posted 01-31-2010 07:19 AM

Cool frame

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#6 posted 02-17-2010 10:24 AM

Real nice work I like the use of different materials it can be a tricky thing to do without spoiling the original item but tastefully executed.
thanks for sharing

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#7 posted 03-05-2010 03:59 AM

Nice frame. Looks like the southwest corner on NM where I used to hunt javelina!

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#8 posted 12-13-2013 01:52 AM

I like the blend of the metal work and woodwork!

Wonderful execution of it all.

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#9 posted 12-13-2013 02:40 AM

Wow, this is really nice. Well Done!

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