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Barn board and mohagany frame

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Project by Dave Rutan posted 05-09-2018 01:08 AM 1241 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My pastor asked me to make a rustic frame for an oil painting that he acquired. I had a board that I had rescued that was full of old nail holes and thought it would be perfect for such a project. I used some of my mahogany to wrap the outside border to add some class and a finished edge to the frame and finished it with oil base polyurethane.

tip: if you ever need craft paper for the back of an oil painting, the dollar store may sell one sided birthday wrap in the appropriate color (brown).

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!





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#1 posted 05-09-2018 01:12 AM

Nice touch, the reclaimed wood with the new. Looks very nice.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 05-09-2018 10:28 AM

And a yankee screwdriver sitting on it. Looks good!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#3 posted 05-09-2018 11:03 AM



And a yankee screwdriver sitting on it. Looks good!

- Dave Polaschek

I waited a long time for that screwdriver. A friend was moving away and didn’t need her ex’s tools. According to my research it’s the non-spring-loaded, safer kind of Yankee. Nevertheless, I’ve managed to catch myself in the pinch points several times. ;-)

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#4 posted 05-09-2018 11:36 PM

Mine’s a spring-loaded Schroeder (modern manufacture). At some point I’ll stumble onto a nice old one, but for now I use the new one and am just careful about where my fingers are relative to the pinchy bits.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#5 posted 05-10-2018 08:45 AM

Nice combination and good idea to combine two woods for one frame.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 06-22-2018 03:44 AM

Great frame, Dave! The nail board makes a beautiful ‘matt’ for the painting.

-- God bless, Candy

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