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Picture Frame - Grandsons First Award

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Project by doubleDD posted 08-17-2018 12:16 AM 1162 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My grandson received his first award at 3 years 3 months for completing his first ice skating learning program. I instantly volunteered to make a frame for it. My wife and I went to watch him a couple times and enjoyed every minute. You have to give these little ones a lot of credit since they are on their butts more than their skates. Even when their feet are moving 90 mph they’re not real going anywhere. LOL. Yes it was priceless.

The frame is laminated walnut and ash. Finished with two coats of rustoleum 2x enamel. Walnut splines were used to hide them better. I used plexiglass instead of glass for the front just in case he decides to carry it around. He’s not at the reading stage yet but was so happy to receive it. Grandpa was busy fishing lately but I don’t think he minds getting it in a couple weeks.
Thanks for looking.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.





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luv2learn

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#1 posted 08-17-2018 12:21 AM

Nicely done Dave. Doing projects for grand kids is really gratifying.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 08-17-2018 12:25 AM

Nice, I’m lazy would have gone to Walmart. LOL! Done with love!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 08-17-2018 12:26 AM

I couldn’t help but smile while reading your story. This line was made me LOL! ”Even when their feet are moving 90 mph they’re not real going anywhere” Too funny!
Congratulations to your Grandson Dave. Great looking frame and good thinking using that plexiglass!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Bob Collins

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#4 posted 08-17-2018 12:30 AM

Congrats to you Dave for a great frame and to your grandson for his ward. Well done to both.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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hoss12992

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#5 posted 08-17-2018 12:34 AM

Congrats and a job well done buddy… to both of yall

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Dave Polaschek

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#6 posted 08-17-2018 12:38 AM

Good job, Dave!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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ralbuck

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#7 posted 08-17-2018 01:06 AM

What a frame up job! Very pretty.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 08-17-2018 01:13 AM

Thanks Lee. They sure are.

Tom, that’s what my wife said. She suggested going to the dollar store to buy one. Haha

Tony, yes it made you laugh, and laugh some more. On one hand you’re so proud and on the other you’re trying not to laugh. I would like to see a video of my first time trying to ice skate. I’d most likely get a bigger laugh. He was so happy to receive that award that when I asked him if I could make a frame for it he said no. He didn’t want to give it up. LOL.

Thanks Bob. The credit all goes to those little ones.

Thanks Hoss, I’m going to tell him that everyone is proud of him.

Thanks Dave.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Jerry

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#9 posted 08-17-2018 01:14 AM

Great work Dave, very nicely done.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#10 posted 08-17-2018 01:42 AM

He said “NO”! I’m cracking up! Oh the joys of having a grandchild! Kids will say the darndest things! I Love it!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Woodknack

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#11 posted 08-17-2018 02:07 AM

Great picture frame, great grandpa.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#12 posted 08-17-2018 02:42 AM

Very attractive frame, Dave.. Nice work on it!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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BusterB

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#13 posted 08-17-2018 03:16 AM

I am thinking that that signed frame made by his Grandpa will mean a lot to him years after the award has been forgotten … Beautiful work sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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doubleDD

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#14 posted 08-17-2018 03:29 AM



What a frame up job! Very pretty.

- ralbuck

Thanks Ralbuck I like the way you said it.

Thank you Jerry.

Tony, we had to bribe him with a McDonalds meal to get his attention away from it so I could take it. LOL.

Thanks Rick. I’ll see him tomorrow, I hope the little guy likes it.

Thanks Jim.

Hi Buster. I think I’ll have to help him to read it so he’ll appreciate it more. Thanks.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#15 posted 08-17-2018 04:15 AM

Beautiful design and execution… COOL…

COOL…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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