Picture Frame- remembering my Papa

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A picture frame specifically built in memory of my Papa, given as a gift to my Gramma.

I found a perfect sized piece of glass, an amazing board of Ash (oak and ash were my Papa’s favourite woods to work with). The whole front is behind glass (including the piece of wood at the bottom, this area meant for my Papa’s nameplate from Lodge. Although he may be shaking his head at the thought that I did this without a pattern or even a measuring tape…it turned out exactly how I imagined it.

The sadness of losing him still pains me, but the look in my Gramma’s eyes when I gave her the framed picture will stay with me always. I hope that the woodworking projects I work on, putter with, complete…will become as amazing as those of that great man that inspired me.

-- Jocelyn

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#1 posted 1128 days ago

Very nice frame, and tribute to your father.

Even without the name plate, I like the bottom-weighted design.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 1128 days ago

What a great tribute to your Papa and your Gramma. I am sure that your Papa has a big smile and a warm thought that you made this for both your Gramma and Papa. It is a very nice frame. Looks to me like your Papa has inspired you in more than just your craftsmanship.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 1128 days ago

Very nice! Great job! A special gift to remember him by.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#4 posted 1128 days ago

Max said first and I second his word as well , sound like Papa has influence you in many ways, thanks for sharing such a wonderful project…Blkcherry

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#5 posted 1127 days ago

Wonderful way to commemorate your Papa. Beautiful work and sweet sentiment. Thank you for sharing it Jocelyn.

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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#6 posted 1127 days ago

What a great way to remember your Papa, and I am sure that your gramma will cherish it always. You are very talented and didn’t even use a measuring tape, amazing!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 1127 days ago

What a wonderful project….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 1127 days ago

all I can add is an AMEN to what has been said, and had a tear as I read your story.

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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#9 posted 1126 days ago

Great job and a tribute to your Papa. He is smiling, I am sure!

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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