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Rescued from the woodpile #2, Picture Frame

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Project by CampD posted 04-10-2011 10:54 PM 2744 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Picture frame made from Curly Ash found while spitting fire wood for my Step son.
1st the story behind the find. Lent my splitter to the Step Son as he had cut down 5 Ash trees in his yard. He travels a lot for work and really wasn’t getting to far with the splitting, so I helped him out one Saturday last fall to get the splitter back to finish up for my self. While hes splitting he asks me what type of wood this is (showing me the curly ash) told him and grabbed a couple pieces telling him I’ll make them something out of it.

I knew that it would have to be a picture frame as the pieces were only 17” long. I had an idea what I wanted to do, but searched through LJ’s for ideas. Decided upon a mix between Arts & Crafts/Green & Green style.

Rails are 1 1/2” wide with through tenons with 1/4” cherry plugs (also from the woodpile) and with 1/4” cherry framed inside the frame. 2 coats of Golden oak stain (ash had some brown staining) with 4 coats tung oil finish. This will display their 2 sons.

-- Doug...





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BarryW

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#1 posted 04-10-2011 11:07 PM

don’t ya just love instant miracles….and so many would have just fired it up and let it warm them for an hour….whereas now, it will warm someone for a lifetime. perfect….beautiful.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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HawkDriver

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#2 posted 04-10-2011 11:31 PM

I couldn’t agree more with Barry! Great save! Beautiful work!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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CampD

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#3 posted 04-11-2011 01:20 AM

Thanks guys,
I should mention, it will hold 2 5×7” pictures.

-- Doug...

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MasterSergeant

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#4 posted 04-11-2011 01:44 AM

I think it is terrifies finding treasure like this. I drive around my small town looking for limbs downed by storms and re-saw them for later projects.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Bertha

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#5 posted 04-11-2011 01:47 AM

You scoundrel! Which woodpile? It’s spectacular.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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CampD

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#6 posted 04-11-2011 02:35 AM

Were he lives, in NH theirs a lot of rock (They don’t call it the Granite state for nothing) and this tree was growing next to the stone wall bounding his property, I believe the stress of growing against the wall caused the curly. I’ve never seen curly Ash before.
And concerning the woodpile, He burns around 2 cords a year and I use atleast 5 cords.
I did grab a few more of those logs, like to do something matching.

-- Doug...

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Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 04-11-2011 02:40 AM

Beautiful Wood Grain! Love those curls.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 04-11-2011 03:38 AM

That’s nice! great save.

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#9 posted 04-11-2011 04:04 AM

That is drop dead gorgeous wood. Nice work, and a great save!

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#10 posted 04-11-2011 07:16 PM

Looks fantastic CampD! I like the fact that you salvaged the wood that had already been cut. Great Job!

-- Robert, Mississippi, http://www.lunberjocks.com

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#11 posted 04-11-2011 07:46 PM

Nice job. Looks great!

-- www.theartsandcraftsstudio.com

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Bertha

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#12 posted 04-11-2011 07:55 PM

It occurs to me that your next project might be a bowsaw! You’ve already got the skill set. :)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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CampD

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#13 posted 04-11-2011 10:50 PM

I’ll throw this pic to the mix. Goes with the “Signing projects” posts.
I alway’s sign in pencil before the finish goes on, here I added “Rescued from the woodpile #2” along with my sig.
Kinda hard to see in pic, but you get the idea.

Bertha
I like Chain saws, RrrrrRrrr

-- Doug...

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TheGravedigger

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#14 posted 04-12-2011 12:23 AM

Nice frame! I’m glad that wood didn’t go to waste.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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CampD

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#15 posted 04-17-2011 05:37 PM

I cut up another piece of the ash Log (still have 5 more logs)
I wanted to post a pic of what the Ash looked like before I stained it so you can see why I stained it darker.
Notice the brown stains (tree had been down for a year)

Cut this run into 1/4” strips, can’t wait to open-up the others.

-- Doug...

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