Zebrawood and Peruvian Walnut frames

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Project by Mark Blomster posted 09-21-2011 06:39 AM 2612 views 11 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some Zebrawood and Peruvian walnut frames that I recently finished. I started with a nice piece of very straight grained Zebrawood and edge glued a series of 10” and 14” wide blanks that I crosscut into 2” wide strips. Ripped 1/8” strips on the table saw with a 7 1/4” super thin, super cheap Freud blade. Glued them to 1/2” baltic birch plywood with Peruvian walnut on the back. Covered the plywood edges and cut perfect miters with my new Incra jig—the cheap one, but it works great! I will end up with over twenty 4×6 frames with from that ~ 7 ft long piece of zebrawood! Finished with Tung Oil. Thanks for looking.

Mark Blomster
Minneapolis, MN.

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#1 posted 09-21-2011 06:42 AM

A cool look with cool woods. good job.

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#2 posted 09-21-2011 01:21 PM

Well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 09-21-2011 03:07 PM

Very nice looking frames Mark.

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#4 posted 09-21-2011 04:10 PM

I love the layering idea you had on this- absolutely fantastic!

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#5 posted 09-22-2011 03:00 AM

I like the way you designed the frame by sandwiching the different woods. The corner splines give it a nice look.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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