|Project by Chase||posted 03-21-2010 03:57 PM||1258 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
Simple set of black frames for a few shuttle pictures I had lying around from a local photographer. The frames were made of poplar and given a few basic round overs. I was trying to match some similar photos and frames I have from earlier NASA programs.
Miter cuts were done on my picture frame sled http://lumberjocks.com/projects/28019 They turned out pretty good, but the sled will need further adjustment and tuning.
Conditioned the wood with Minwax soft wood conditioner, then 4 coats of the Minwax one step poly and stain in their gloss black. In between coats I rubbed down the high spots with 0000 steel wool. What a difference that made, I wish I had tried that years ago. Steel wool is my new best friend!
Nothing fancy, but they look good on the wall.
-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.