|Project by HerbC||posted 02-01-2011 06:32 PM||1700 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
One of our daughters took this photo of four of our grandchildren. It is a wonderful photo and she had it printed on stretcher mounted canvas and presented it to us for Christmas a couple of years ago. I’d been putting off hanging it because it deserved a nice frame. I finally got around to making one a few months ago.
The frame is made from spalted sycamore. I had several logs milled by a sawyer and this is the first project I made from the lumber. Photo 2 shows the four pieces that were milled from 2” thick lumber to make the frame pieces. Photo 3 shows the profile I created using a router and tablesaw. Photo 4 shows the glueup of one corner using a rough jig I made. Photo 5 shows cutting a slot for corner spline using tablesaw, dado blade and another rough jig I made. Photo 6 shows a closeup of an unfinished corner to give a better view of the spalting.
I used four coats of dewaxed shellac for the finish.
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