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Project by builtinbkyn posted 03-16-2017 02:41 PM 284 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The frames are cherry, finished with Waterlox and amber shellac. I turned some ebony on my drill press to add a little detail. They’re roughly 16×20 in size.

My mom has been collecting antiques and art for the last 50 years and always loved to display her finds. Quite a few years ago, she won these two Japanese silk paintings (I believe they’re Japanese) at a “Chinese” auction. I found them in the basement while going thru my Dad’s things after he passed. I asked her why she never hung them up. She said the frames were all dinged up and never took the opportunity to get them reframed. She also said, “You know I’ve tried to give those away quite a few times, but no one wanted them.”

My mother hasn’t been doing well since my father passed last Spring. Giving her these reframed, put a smile on her face that I haven’t seen in a while. That was the best reward I could have gotten for doing this :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)





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kiefer

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#1 posted 03-16-2017 07:00 PM

Hi Bill
Those frames are authentic looking and are a compliment to the pictures but the important part is that you made your Mother simile !

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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builtinbkyn

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#2 posted 03-17-2017 06:02 PM

Thanks Klaus. It was just a small gesture. I know it’s been tough on her and she has her own issues now as well. Ah, getting old sucks – well my knees keep telling me that lol


Hi Bill
Those frames are authentic looking and are a compliment to the pictures but the important part is that you made your Mother simile !

Klaus

- kiefer


-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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anthm27

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#3 posted 03-18-2017 01:27 AM

very very nice Bill, I see you got that morticer all sorted.

Great design, the frames really do the silk art justice.

Regards
Anthony

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builtinbkyn

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#4 posted 03-18-2017 03:56 AM

Hey Anthony. Thanks. I actually didn’t use the mortiser. They’re half lap joints cut on the table saw. The stock is less than an inch thick. The mortiser has been ballast for my bench since, well, since finishing the bench LOL Maybe it needs a new home. Hey stop buy when your in town and we’ll have a few pints again ;)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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Bud_3

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#5 posted 03-18-2017 10:47 PM

Nice!

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

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#6 posted 03-18-2017 10:51 PM

ah grasshopper you learn well

-- Regards Robert

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