Pin Trader board/frame

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Project by CoolDavion posted 12-24-2010 02:39 AM 1500 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these boards/frames for my daughters for Christmas.

When we were at Disney we got into the pin trading craze. These frames will allow them to store and display their favorites.

Frames made of Poplar stained with minwax black poly shades.
Sub frame was made of some scrap wood I had.
The boards are 2 layers of foam board on a 1/4” ply backer and then wrapped with some white cloth.
The Disney logo was made on my scroll saw out of 1/4” MDF
The glass is 10” by 12”

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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#1 posted 12-24-2010 04:34 AM

They look great.You did a very nice job with the logo. Are they basically a shadow box type? A display for the family’s pin collection is on my to do list.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#2 posted 12-24-2010 04:56 AM


I added a couple extra pictures it, yes it would be a shadow box type of construction.

To do the logo, I googled it and took the largest I could find and sized down to size and printed it out. Then I covered the MDF blank with blue painter’s tape and glued the image to it and cut it out. I had to connect a couple of the letters so it would be one piece.

When my wife say it she said she thought it would have been bigger, and won’t hold all of their pins, well now I have a reason to make another couple of frames.

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#3 posted 12-24-2010 06:16 AM

Great scroll work!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#4 posted 12-24-2010 11:01 AM

Nice frames, The scrool work looks great. The color really makes the frames come alive. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 12-24-2010 04:14 PM

Thanks guys, the scrolling was my first project with my scroll saw., learned a lot. Like don’t stop on big sweeping curves, one of the D had a slight flat spot I needed to sand out.
I went with red, black and white to because of the colors of Mickey Mouse.

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#6 posted 12-24-2010 04:26 PM

I might just have to swipe that idea… we have 4 lanyards full of pins…

-- Steven

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#7 posted 12-25-2010 04:39 AM

@Steve, swipe away.

I already have plans for other frames, based on the set(s) that everyone has collected.

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