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Project by DS posted 1003 days ago 2308 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved this frame over a weekend for my boss at the time. The client liked a commercially available frame pattern, (shown in 4th photo), but hated the mismatched corners and wanted this to be an enclosure more than just a frame.

I underestimated how long it would take to carve nearly 16 feet of moulding! (Took 11 hours!) It did create an opportunity to add two new gouges to my Pfiel lineup though. Totally worth it!

For those nubies out there who might not have a workshop, this was carved on the dining room table of the apartment I was renting at the time. I was cleaning out wood chips until the day I moved out too! :-D

EDIT: I wasn’t around for the make something from a 2X4 contest, but this was made from standard pine 2X6’s from HD.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251





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sras

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#1 posted 1003 days ago

Neat idea! Looks like you did a great job replicating the original.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Craftsman on the lake

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#2 posted 1003 days ago

Very nice carving job and way of hanging a TV.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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SASmith

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#3 posted 1003 days ago

Fantastic carving, and from pine too. Wow.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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muleskinner

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#4 posted 1003 days ago

Well, we know there’s always something good on the TV at your house.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 1003 days ago

Beautiful job of carving. I know what you mean about mismatched corners when you buy the carved trim,/ If that matches it is pure luck..Again, great job and thanks for sharing!!

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

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CalgaryGeoff

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#6 posted 1002 days ago

Great job of carving here. Very well done and creative carving location.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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bob62

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#7 posted 1002 days ago

Great Job

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

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MikeMcGaw

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#8 posted 999 days ago

Very nice job! Did you carve the sides of the frame?

-- Mike, Navarre, FL -- Let all things be done decently and in order. 1 Cor 14:40

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DS

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#9 posted 999 days ago

Thanks everyone for your positive feedback on this project!

@MikeMcGaw:
The sides were routed on a router table in segments using the available profiles on hand then glued together.
The top and bottom are open for ventilation of the TV, so the edge profile returns only about 6 inches to provide the corner details and mounting support.
You really never see the open areas unless you’re on a ladder or on the floor.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 725 days ago

Nice frame. You are amazing!!!!!!!!!

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

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