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Project by Sam posted 02-01-2017 01:47 PM 613 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Usually my projects are of the “pro-bono” variety. This particular job came with an agreement from my wife that I can now buy more woodworking toys! Kidding aside, I learned a lot with this project. Thankfully the rustic style and matte finish hides some of the flaws, there are a lot. I’m going to try a more “fine woodworking” style with my next frame project – but definitely won’t do six of them! Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 02-01-2017 03:24 PM

Nice frame, really sets off the flowers.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 02-01-2017 03:38 PM

I struggle with making frames. That is a very nice one.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 02-01-2017 04:35 PM

You did a nice job on this. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 02-01-2017 04:47 PM

Thanks for the feedback guys!

PaulDoug—These are my first frames, and I didn’t realize how hard they would be. I used my miter saw, which apparently wasn’t tuned perfect, so I had some trouble with re-cuts. I’m going to make a miter sled for my table saw next time. Also, next time I will be sure to make them precisely to standard frame size so I don’t have to mess with cutting glass or mats to size. Lastly, in the future I will pay closer attention to milling my lumber. I don’t have a jointer, so I used select pine boards I got from home depot, it worked OK this time.

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#5 posted 02-02-2017 09:17 PM

Nice arrangement,catch the eye.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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