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Project by Andy posted 2477 days ago 3079 views 12 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For Rachel to show off my granddaughter LeAnne who is posing in this frame.
This frame utilizes the spline-kerf idea that I came up with a few years ago. Pretty simple really. Photo #2 shows the Mahogany spline joining the rail and stile,but it also frames the photo.The diagonal corner inlays are 1/4” kerfs cut on the tablesaw with contrasting strips of Maple inserted.The picture is held in with toggles made from scraps and the support is a piece of 3/8” square stock that fits loose in a hole punched in the back with the mortiser.These details are shown in the Mahogany frame I posted recently.
These are great gifts….everyone wants to show off the kids.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com





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Dadoo

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#1 posted 2477 days ago

Wow, that’s really sharp looking!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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Dekker

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#2 posted 2477 days ago

I like the way you have brought the “inner” detail to the “outer” edge with the mahogany splines.

Nice figure on the wood too!

-- Dekker - http://www.WoodworkDetails.com/

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Peter Oxley

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#3 posted 2477 days ago

That’s a beautiful frame, and a beautiful granddaughter! Neat idea for the detal/spline.

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TomFran

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#4 posted 2477 days ago

Very nice frame!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 2477 days ago

Beautiful wood, and a really great design for a frame. Having such a photogenic subject helps too!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 2476 days ago

As always, Andy, very impressive adn exceptional. I always like the subtleness of your work.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Dominic Vanacora

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#7 posted 2476 days ago

This looks like a great Christmas gift but it would be hard for me to give away.
Very nice looking. The wood was a nice choise as well. Great detail.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 2476 days ago

Beautiful work. Spectacular way to use highly figured lumber !
Would make an special christmas gift. a real treat.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Jeff

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#9 posted 2476 days ago

I love this!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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dennis mitchell

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#10 posted 2476 days ago

Beautiful wood. Good work on the granddaughter thing too…lucky you!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#11 posted 2476 days ago

That is gorgeous. Great use of such a beautiful piece of wood.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Dorje

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#12 posted 2476 days ago

Wow…mmm hmmm…really pretty frame

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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cajunpen

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#13 posted 2476 days ago

That is one spectacular picture AND frame. Both the subject and the materials are absolutely beautiful.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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miles125

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#14 posted 2476 days ago

That is some cool looking wood!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Andy

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#15 posted 2475 days ago

Thanks everyone!

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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