Quartersawn Oak and Walnut Picture Frame

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Project by t. rector posted 01-14-2012 07:24 PM 1566 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Rifling through the drawers in my desk one day I stumbled upon my wife’s and I marriage license. Being the typical guy at the end of the year scrambling to find something special for christmas, so I went out and bought a cheap document frame for the glass and the backing, used a scrap piece of walnut and quartersawn oak from the toy box/blanket chest I am currently finishing for my daughter. And in an afternoon it was together, first ever through pegs, the first one was rough but by the fourth one I had the hang of it. One coat of Golden Oak to accent the rays and 5 coats of 1/3 cut water poly, sanded too 600 by hand. Radius’ cut with coping saw on the walnut, half laps cut on the radial arm

-- I often wonder "how did I get this lucky?"..t rec

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#1 posted 01-14-2012 07:28 PM

Nice work! I like the design you came up with and especially like those square pins. The QSWO is beautiful as always.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 01-14-2012 08:26 PM

Like Brandon said, the square pegs are a nice touch and the design on the walnut pieces is nice too. Nice frame and a thoughtfull gift idea. I bet she liked that.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#3 posted 01-14-2012 09:09 PM

Elegant build. Beautiful design.

You GOTTA’ love QSWO.

And … love means … years later … you framed it, instead of hiding or burning it ;-)

-- -- Neil

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