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Framed Again!

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Project by jack1 posted 10-12-2011 12:03 AM 1122 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of neighbors went to Disneyland a few months ago. They had a sidewalk artist do a water color caricature of them as a pirate and princess. They asked me to frame it in “dark oak”... Since that doesn’t exist, I used red oak with a walnut stain and clear varithane. I started out with some 1×3 cut-offs left over from previous projects and milled them to 5/8×1 and 3/4 inch rails and stiles. I cut a 1/2” wide and 3/8” deep rabbet to hold the picture and a 1/4 inch inside-cove to give depth and show more of the matting. I also used 1/4 inch plywood for the backing much as you would do for a cabinet back. The stiles are rails are held with glue and pegs. The dimensions are 19” x 12”. They were happy and it was a fun project.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!





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Jonathan

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#1 posted 10-12-2011 12:07 AM

Nice work Jack! They appear to approve of your work as well.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#2 posted 10-12-2011 12:26 AM

Nice framing job,Jack!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 10-12-2011 12:33 AM

Very nice frame & dark oak!

COOL…

Beings that you were ”framed” and didn’t do it… who dun it? LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#4 posted 10-12-2011 02:00 AM

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 10-12-2011 02:31 AM

well done jack

who says they have to be mitered

looks great

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 10-12-2011 05:10 AM

Great Lookin Frame

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#7 posted 10-12-2011 01:43 PM

That’s a nice one. Always nice to do this stuff for good neighbors.

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#8 posted 10-12-2011 04:17 PM

great job

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 10-12-2011 04:22 PM

Nice work, looks great!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#10 posted 10-13-2011 04:22 AM

cool…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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