The Vanishing American Cowboy

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Project by gfadvm posted 01-25-2012 01:37 AM 1957 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The artist I made the heirloom double postal box for gave me this limited edition print and I finally got around to making a frame for it. I used the wood from dad’s barn (which is gone now) which I thought was appropriate. This frame is big and heavy (3’x2’) so I splined the miters to stouten it. Finished with 4 coats of shellac. The print is a little different but I like it. The artist grew up on a ranch in Southern Oklahoma. Enjoy!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#1 posted 01-25-2012 01:44 AM

Frame and picture, both great!

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#2 posted 01-25-2012 02:53 AM

I think the barn wood frame is the perfect style for that picture. I’d happily hang it on my wall.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#3 posted 01-25-2012 02:57 AM

a very nice frame surrounding a very strong statement of art. a very sad one. for me, Roy Rogers, (my hero), will always be in my thoughts. lets keep that cowboy tradition alive

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 01-25-2012 03:51 AM

A nice frame and really cool art work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 01-25-2012 03:53 AM

yes i agree with roger, another one that goes along with roy is trigger, some things will never be the same would ask today who these people and horses were…...we were blessed to have known the likes….yep….....

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

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#6 posted 01-25-2012 06:15 AM

As I look back I always think of something a horseshoer friend of mine told someone when I was close by, The fellow said there was no real cowboys left, and the horseshoer said yes there are but you can’t see them from the highway and walked away. A great frame and a great build. We are the lucky ones, yep. Not many young people seem to respect where they came from, yep.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#7 posted 01-25-2012 06:19 AM

A good use of you dad’s old barn. Good job on the frame, looks good.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#8 posted 01-25-2012 06:22 AM

Bob, That horseshoer had a good point. I am shocked at how many young people today don’t know who John Wayne was, much less Roy and Trigger. My granddaughter certainly does as they have a life size John Wayne cut out in her living room!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 01-25-2012 06:41 AM

That reminds me of an old movie. Nice job.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#10 posted 01-25-2012 09:39 PM

That sure looks like a self portrait, Doc and I like it very much.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#11 posted 01-25-2012 11:42 PM

awesome work you should be proud

-- Warren, Cambridge,OH.

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#12 posted 01-29-2012 01:07 AM

I’m still here. Nice frame

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#13 posted 07-29-2015 06:45 PM

I like the picture and the frame!
I am a ‘cow girl’ and as I get older I am feeling like that picture…fading awaaaaayyyyy. ~Suzanne

-- Suzanne, A Touch Of O.Z.

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