Cherry picture frame with carved accents

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Project by Bertha posted 11-19-2011 04:29 PM 2400 views 0 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little cherry frame to hold an original painting purchased from an Etsy seller. Our dog, Steak, loves to gaze out into the woods, hoping to see a wild animal. The only power used was for the miter and keys. Chamfers are handplaned; texture is hand gouged. Wedge keys are walnut from a rescued firewood log. Thanks for looking.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#1 posted 11-19-2011 04:35 PM

Beautiful frame.

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#2 posted 11-19-2011 04:47 PM

good morning al…this is just great, i love the frame, but more then that i love the picture in it, good ole beloved steak, i know you love your friend as i do mine, my girl is molly, and she loves to chase after squirrels..and there are many times when she will have a still moments in the yard where a painting like this would do her justice , just as this one does for steak…its fantastic…wish i could meet you all…who knows, maybe someday huh…..well i know that will hang in your home with love and pride…have a great weekend al…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

#3 posted 11-19-2011 04:50 PM

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#4 posted 11-19-2011 05:29 PM

Nice job Al. Corners look nice and tight. I love cherry and walnut. After seeing the pictures, my first thought was that your fiance did the painting.

Aren’t dogs great? I wish my girlfriend listened as well as my dogs do!!! OK OK, I’m not trying to offend you ladies. That was a joke.

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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#5 posted 11-19-2011 05:37 PM

Just really gosh darn nice.
I like it.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 11-19-2011 05:45 PM

Great frame, Al. I hope Steak likes it! :-)

I’m a little disappointed that the miters weren’t cut with a plane (not that that’s how I do them), but excellent work. I really like the texture.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#7 posted 11-19-2011 06:47 PM

Thanks everyone! Grizz, you my boy;) This was a gift for my better half who’s in love with this little animal. He’s on the mend from a recent knee surgery that I hadn’t shared (it was painful enough without the outpouring of support from Lj’s that I knew would ensue). But all is good in the World. To wit

Ouch! at 15 months, torn ACL, torn meniscus, luxated patella. Poor little guy.

Shout out to ortho Dr. Isaac. He’s a happy little guy, 2 weeks out now

Thank you all for the comments; they’re particularly important at this moment. Your friend, Al

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 11-19-2011 06:55 PM

Nice frame, great texturing.
Steak isn’t going too far if he does see something, but maybe he’s just a looker, just like the picture.
BTW, you bear an amazing resemblance to your dog, coincidence?
Also BTW, who’s the etsy artist? I like their work too.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#9 posted 11-19-2011 07:30 PM

Nice frame, Al!...........Jim

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

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#10 posted 11-19-2011 07:36 PM

oh my goodness, poor little guy is right, the poor little guy is just laying there wondering what happened to his world, and now on the mend, he has to lay and wait for the healing to be done, then its back to what he knew before…give em a bunch of hugs for me…i just came in from the shop and as i rounded the corner to the house, my girl molly was on her back doing a crazy wild twisting thing…she is my pal…

and here she is saying hello and a get well to steak…are’nt they the best…hang in there steak, you will be better soon…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 11-19-2011 07:41 PM

Dogs are a gift from above. Nothing can fix what’s ailing you quicker than a pup.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#12 posted 11-19-2011 07:52 PM

Al, Really nice picture frame. Glad to see a project go up since it has been awhile. I thought you might be working on some big complicated masterpiece (grandfather clock or Steak Shaker bed, etc.) on the sly or something. ;=)

Dogs are something special. We saw a puppy at the mall (of all places) and it has come up several times over the last week sine we saw it. Some of them just seem to reach out (through the glass) and touch you !

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#13 posted 11-19-2011 08:12 PM

I love it Al. Extraordinary!!

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#14 posted 11-19-2011 10:14 PM

Nice looking texture you got with the gouges.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#15 posted 11-19-2011 11:35 PM

Nice frame ,Al .

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