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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 12-07-2010 07:14 PM 3027 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these frames quite some time ago when I first got my lathe.

The wood piece is screwed to a faceplate, & let her spin.

You can use any depth you want, with a slight inward angle , but less than a dovetail.

The picture is cut to the bottom size, & the picture just pops in, it’s held in place by the

at the bottom of the angle.

These are a real fast, & easy gift item.

They’re made from wood in my scrap box.

(The scrap box is real handy for a woodturner.)

The outside dimensions on these are about 5 inches.

You may notice that they’re not the smoothest turnings,

but they look fine from viewing distance when they’re hung on the wall.

Barb installed the photos in them, & hung them on her antique picture wall.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 12-07-2010 07:19 PM

Great use of the scraps, Dick.

Very nice.

Lee

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 12-07-2010 07:42 PM

Thank you Lee!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 12-07-2010 07:54 PM

excellent use of scraps!
and I enjoyed looking at the photos as well :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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MichaelA

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#4 posted 12-07-2010 08:06 PM

Very nostalgic looking with the black and white prints.
Nice frames and use of wood.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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daltxguy

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#5 posted 12-07-2010 08:48 PM

excellent idea and you get to be very creative-no two have to be alike

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 12-07-2010 09:16 PM

VERY COOL DICK, I LOVE THOSE FRAMES, DID YOU OPEN THE BACK TO PUT IN THE PICS? MAY HAVE TO GIVE THAT A TRY, JUST SOME OLD SCRAPS HUH? YOU SOUND LIKE ME, I’M ALWAYS FINDING SOMETHING INTERESTING IN MY WOODPILE. HAPPY HOLIDAYS, GIVE ME A SHOUT! MIKE

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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tdv

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#7 posted 12-07-2010 09:20 PM

They are a great idea Dick & it’s a great way to use up short ends nice one my friend
Best
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 12-07-2010 10:36 PM

Thanks to all of you!

The wood piece is screwed to a faceplate, & let her spin.

You can use any depth you want, with a slight inward angle , less than a dovetail.

The picture is cut to the bottom size, & the picture just pops in, it’s held in place by the

at the bottom of the angle.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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peteg

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#9 posted 12-07-2010 11:22 PM

Very “antiqueish” looking, and a nice variety of free flow designs perfect for the type of presentation you have selected. bet you have the rest of the family lining up for these

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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branch

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#10 posted 12-07-2010 11:24 PM

hi nice frames great idea for handy presents have you glass in them
branch

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Jamie Speirs

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#11 posted 12-07-2010 11:27 PM

Dick & Barb, great frames also nice to see you back posting.
Do you cut the glass?
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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rivergirl

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#12 posted 12-07-2010 11:41 PM

These would look really cool with convex glass I think?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 12-08-2010 12:07 AM

Thanks again to all of you!

I didn’t use glass on these, but they sell a thin plastic that can be cut with a scissors.

I used this on some larger frames I made. It’s flexible enough to snap into the opening.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Grumpy

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#14 posted 12-08-2010 12:28 AM

cool Idea Dick. As you say quick & easy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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imallchalkedup

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#15 posted 12-08-2010 01:08 AM

those are cool, another thing on my list now to do, thanks alot.

-- RStadler

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