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Project by Max posted 2443 days ago 1777 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are kind of Contemporary Mission Arts and Crafts frames that I have just finished. The walnut one with the maple inlay is for my daughter and son in-law for Christmas. The one constructed of Maple with the walnut inlay is for my wife for her birthday. The third picture is of both of them before the finish of lacquer was applied.

I had asked earlier about needing to cut 1/8” x 1/8” strips and how would be the best way to go about doing that and with the responses that I received I was able to get these completed. For these I used the method of clamping a feather board to the table of the table saw and moving the fence over after each strip was cut. I am still planning on making a jig for this purpose. Thanks to all who answered my question about cutting the strips.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT





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Operaman

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#1 posted 2443 days ago

your frames are really excellent…love your use of contrasting woods

-- Cheers!

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Max

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#2 posted 2443 days ago

Thanks Scott, I too like to use contrasting woods. Walnut and Maple seem to really do well together…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Dan'um Style

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#3 posted 2443 days ago

came out nice ! you always do a great job.

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

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Max

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#4 posted 2443 days ago

Thanks Dan, I appreciate the compliment.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Nils

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#5 posted 2443 days ago

I just “favorited” these – I’m inspired to go make some like this. Much less boring than regular mitered frames. What is the joinery at the corners?

-- Nils Davis, Menlo Park, CA

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#6 posted 2443 days ago

Very nice work, Max. These are really beautiful.

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

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#7 posted 2443 days ago

Max. Very nice

Go and visit Niki Blog an cutting thin strips. It is a novel jig. I’ve told 4 people about ti already.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Max

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#8 posted 2442 days ago

Nils, Tom and Karson,

Thank you for the kind words. I checked Niki’s blog and that is a novel jig.

The joinery is mortise and tennon.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Chip

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#9 posted 2442 days ago

Great pieces Max.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#10 posted 2442 days ago

Max those are some very interesting looking frames. I like the contrasting wood.

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

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Andy

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#12 posted 2442 days ago

Very well done…good design.I know that they will be appreciated too.

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

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#13 posted 2442 days ago

Chip, Bill, Debbie and Argyllshire,

Thank you all for your compliments.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#14 posted 779 days ago

I likes em both, a lot! Very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Max

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#15 posted 779 days ago

@Roger, Thanks again…..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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