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Project by Scott Bryan posted 02-06-2008 03:11 AM 2820 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I was asked to do for my oldest grandson. The frame is brazillian teak. This was fabricated from hardwood flooring left over after I laid around 2000 feet of brazillian teak and brazillian cherry in our house. The wooden backing is alder and the letters are made from pine.

I stained the letters with an oil based stain from Minwax and finished them with danish oil, shellac and 3 coats of oil based poly. The alder was finished with water based poly. The frame was sealed with danish oil and had 3 coats of oil based poly added to it.

The second picture shows one of the mysterious shop elves who happen to mysteriously appear in my shop when it is least expected.

Thanks for looking.

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





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teenagewoodworker

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#1 posted 02-06-2008 05:01 AM

looks great and i really like the color of that Brazilian teak.
the whole thing came out great and it is very impressing

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shawnseanderson

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#2 posted 02-06-2008 07:07 AM

It looks to be a success. I don’t think that he could be any more happy. Nice work, the contrast is beautiful.

-- Shawn, Washington, No really, its a work in progress.

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Jiri Parkman

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#3 posted 02-06-2008 09:57 AM

That is great frame. Nice wood, perfect letters. Amazing project of coat.

-- Jiri

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rikkor

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#4 posted 02-06-2008 01:51 PM

Very nice, and the recipient looks quite pleased.

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#5 posted 02-09-2008 02:00 PM

Nice Indeed! Gotta love the shop elves, not much could get done without them…

-- --Chuck

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 02-10-2008 11:58 AM

those elves give us REASON to go into the shop
a beautiful sign

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

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sharad

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#7 posted 02-14-2008 08:28 AM

The frame is very attractive and the elf is cute. I am glad it is made from leftover teak. How is the alder back fixed to the frame? Can u show the back of the frame and details of how the letters were made?
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Jimboe

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#8 posted 02-26-2008 04:56 AM

nice sign …the elve gives an idea of how big it is…wow

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 04-01-2008 12:36 AM

Thanks all for the comments they are really appreciated.

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

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KnotCurser

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#10 posted 01-22-2010 03:24 PM

As Jimboe stated, the elf gives perspective to the size of the frame – if I were just looking at the first picture, I would guess the frame to be only around 7-8’ wide. It’s MUCH more impressive when you see the actual size!

Great Job!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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