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Project by kshipp posted 01-22-2008 12:01 AM 1428 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These were the first picture frames I have made and my first project working with nice wood. I have made other things before but only with pine, etc. They are maple and walnut. I expected it would just be a simple matter of gluing up the pieces, cutting the miters, and assembling it. As you know, it was slightly more complicated. The finish is a clear satin gel urethane.
The pictures are of dogs that we have fostered in the past and these were gifts for my wife for Christmas.

-- Kyle Shipp, http://battleshipp.blogspot.com





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GaryK

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#1 posted 01-22-2008 12:05 AM

Very good job. I like the design.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-22-2008 12:06 AM

Very nice contrasts.

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relic

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#3 posted 01-22-2008 12:37 AM

My honey do list just got bigger.

-- Andy Stark

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#4 posted 01-22-2008 01:48 AM

This is a both a nice project and excellent use of contrasting woods. I am not going to share this with my wife. I’ve got enough to do as it is. Every time she sees something like this I invariably get “why can’t you build that”.

thanks for the inspiration

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 01-22-2008 05:04 AM

Good job – I like the combination of Walnut and Maple. Did you do the paintings too?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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kshipp

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#6 posted 01-22-2008 05:19 AM

I appreciate all of the nice comments. I didn’t do the paintings.
One is from www.pugcasso.com and the other is from www.fortytworoads.etsy.com. I really enjoy designing technical things and doing technical drawings but I’ve never been good at art like this. Probably because I’m too technical. (Engineer by trade.)

-- Kyle Shipp, http://battleshipp.blogspot.com

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#7 posted 01-22-2008 01:06 PM

Nice frames

-- Jiri

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#8 posted 01-22-2008 01:46 PM

awesome job!!

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

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#9 posted 01-22-2008 03:29 PM

Nice frames are hard to make. So I’ve been told by someone who loves making little boxes. mike welcome to ljs.

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

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