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Project by KnotCurser posted 10-24-2010 04:06 PM 1425 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was done as a wedding present for my Brother and New Sister-in-Law, who were married Yesterday, 23 October 2010.

Months ago my Brother inquired about me making some frames for him and how much they would cost. I talked around the subject for a while until he basically forgot about them and started working on what you see pictured above.

I wanted the frames to differ, but still be all tied together with common woods, so I went with cherry and walnut.

The 11×14 is very nicely grained walnut with surface mounted cherry keys.

The 8×10 is walnut as well, but this time I used recessed cherry keys and square cherry plugs as accent pieces – kind of a craftsman style.

The two 5×7’s are two different kinds of cherry (choke and ornamental) with surface mounted walnut keys.

All the frames are just over an inch thick.

All the frames were finished with two coats of rubbed tung oil and then a bunch of coats of furniture wax with polishing in between each coat.

They were finished around two weeks ago, but since my brother reads this site, I couldn’t post them until this morning. :-)

Congratulations Scott & Danielle!!!!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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SPalm

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#1 posted 10-24-2010 04:15 PM

Nice, I may have to copy that technique.

And sucking up to family members always pays back rewards.
Good for you, and congrats to your Bro.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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gul

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#2 posted 10-24-2010 05:06 PM

very nice. What’s the technique to it?

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Popsnsons

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#3 posted 10-24-2010 05:34 PM

Great surprise. Congrats to the Bride & Groom.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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KnotCurser

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#4 posted 10-24-2010 05:51 PM

Gul,

You basically use the same technique one would use to cut splines into the side of a frame or box, but you continue all the way to the edge. This will cut a perfectly triangular wedge out of all four corners, which you then glue in a tiny-bit over-sized piece of contrasting wood. Once the glue dries, you just sand it flush.

There are a bunch of spline jigs on LJ’s to pick from, but the jig basically holds the piece over the blade on a 45 degree angle and you push it through the blade.

Here is a perfect example of a spline jig. is a perfect example of a spline jig.

Good luck!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Diggerjacks

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#5 posted 10-24-2010 07:56 PM

Hello Knotcurser

Beautiful pictures frames

I’m interested with the technic but the link don’t work
Congratulations to Scott and Danielle

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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KnotCurser

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#6 posted 10-24-2010 09:17 PM

Whoops! Sorry ‘bout that!

Here’s the URL: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/38361

Thanks for pointing it out!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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KnotCurser

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#7 posted 10-24-2010 09:23 PM

Here is also an earlier frame I’ve made using this feature. The pictures are much clearer as to the detail of the spline:

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/27046

Hope this helps!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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#8 posted 10-24-2010 11:11 PM

Super looking frames Bob

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Diggerjacks

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#9 posted 10-25-2010 09:49 AM

Thanks for the new link

It’a beautiful project and a nicely result

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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gul

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#10 posted 10-26-2010 05:31 PM

Thanks for the details.I’ll try this one :)

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