Myrtlewood Frame

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Project by Andy posted 11-08-2007 03:20 PM 4237 views 14 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.

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#1 posted 11-08-2007 03:33 PM

Wow, that’s really sharp looking!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#2 posted 11-08-2007 03:41 PM

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 -

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#3 posted 11-08-2007 03:47 PM

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

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#4 posted 11-08-2007 04:21 PM

Very nice frame!

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

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#5 posted 11-08-2007 05:14 PM

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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#6 posted 11-08-2007 10:47 PM

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

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 11-08-2007 11:42 PM

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 11-09-2007 01:02 AM

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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#9 posted 11-09-2007 01:43 AM

I love this!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#10 posted 11-09-2007 05:49 AM

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

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#11 posted 11-09-2007 08:24 AM

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

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#12 posted 11-09-2007 08:51 AM

Wow…mmm hmmm…really pretty frame

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

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#13 posted 11-09-2007 09:46 AM

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."

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#14 posted 11-09-2007 01:52 PM

That is some cool looking wood!

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

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#15 posted 11-10-2007 02:17 PM

Thanks everyone!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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