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Birds eye maple picture frame

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Project by Matt posted 1397 days ago 2038 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Scored about 3/4×6x5’ of birds eye maple from the local HD store. Not bad for 15 bucks. The keys are bubinga. I still can’t get the keys perfect. I need more practice.

Thanks for looking! Matt.

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!





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PBthecat

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#1 posted 1397 days ago

Great frame Matt, er mat Matt er whatever. What finish did you use to pop the birdseye?

-- "Every hundred years, all new people"

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Matt

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#2 posted 1397 days ago

Roughly 2 coats of tung oil, 7 coats of danish oil and paste wax.

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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#3 posted 1397 days ago

Nice looking Corsair. You a navy type?

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#4 posted 1396 days ago

The bird’s eye maple looks great! I have some that I am looking for the right project for – this could be it.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Matt

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#5 posted 1396 days ago

BigTiny- Army type. :p I tried to join the Army straight out of high school and they wouldn’t let me so I’m not to happy with that.
sras- I had the board for about four months before I decided to make a frame. It was a great choice!

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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#6 posted 1139 days ago

Nice looking picture frame.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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capnjack2

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#7 posted 1139 days ago

Someone recently threw out a futon frame near my house. All maple, or maybe beech. Stopped the car, threw it in the back and took it home. Haven’t decide what to make with it yet but I might make about 20 frames for starters. People around here go crazy for craft sale type stuff. Great idea to use the keys. What do you think would make a good key, walnut or cherry?

Jack

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