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Frames that started as a box

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Project by Mark Blomster posted 1472 days ago 1958 views 17 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Originally, I’d planned on making a veneered box after reading, “A Box That Earns Its Stripes” Fine Woodworking #207. After seeing how incredibly complex it would be, I lost steam and aborted the mission! I ended up making 16 4” x 6” frames with the veneered strips that I’d cut. I’ve enjoyed giving them away and don’t regret my decision at all.

The woods used are Mahogany, Wenge, Yellowheart, Bloodwood and Holly, in a symmetrical pattern. The striped veneer is glued to a 3/4” Baltic birch substrate with Mahogany veneer on the back. They are finished with tung oil and a coat of wax.





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 1472 days ago

Great looking frames! Like the colors of all the wood it mixes well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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TedM

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#2 posted 1472 days ago

Very, very nice!

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rance

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#3 posted 1472 days ago

Nice looking frames. And I believe you’ve simplified the spline jig down to its most basic form, I like that.

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tyskkvinna

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#4 posted 1472 days ago

I really love these :)

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Rick

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#5 posted 1472 days ago

Those are sweet. Nice job.

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Brandon

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#6 posted 1472 days ago

They turned out excellent! Got any more? ;-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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sras

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#7 posted 1472 days ago

Changing directions in mid project can result in some very interesting and original ideas. These turned out great!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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