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Picture Frame - Dovetails

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Project by Fiddy posted 03-16-2018 06:42 PM 710 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had this old painting that was owned by my Oma and Opa, it was painted by a local artist in Hudson, OH. His name is on it and on the back, Al Koenig. I did look him up and he’s since past along with my grandparents. This painting is dated 1981. As with most grandparents, things around their home never changed so I can remember this painting from my childhood. I’ve had it in storage in the basement and thought I’d try and make a new frame for it so I could hang it up in our home.

Since Christmas I started gathering a little collection of tools for making my first attempt at hand cut dovetails. This is truly my first try and it was far from perfect, but with some sanding, a little glue and saw dust, it came out pretty nice. I did uses the David Barron guide 1:6, it really is a great learning tool.

Thanks for looking and sharing feedback if you do.





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Kelster58

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#1 posted 03-16-2018 11:15 PM

That would be a difficult set of dovetails to cut for anyone. You did a GREAT job!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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AJ1104

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#2 posted 03-16-2018 11:55 PM

These really make this frame spectacular. Great job !

-- AJ

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BB1

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#3 posted 03-17-2018 11:58 AM

Great job on the frame. Nice way to display the artwork from your grandparents.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 03-17-2018 12:57 PM

Very nice!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#5 posted 03-17-2018 01:30 PM

Awesome idea and ’’execution’’.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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TangoFox

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#6 posted 03-17-2018 04:13 PM

I like the frame design. I’m a big fan of minimalist first impressions. And that’s not saying it was a minimal amount of work – you made it look incredible!

-TF

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Fiddy

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#7 posted 03-17-2018 07:16 PM

Thank you all for the kind words and feedback. I too am happy and proud of it. Nice to enjoy the artwork my grandparents enjoyed years before I was even born. My Opa was a woodworker so I’d like to think he’d enjoy the frame design as well.

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