The Vanishing American Cowboy

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Project by gfadvm posted 814 days ago 1150 views 1 time favorited 12 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 814 days ago

Frame and picture, both great!


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#2 posted 814 days ago

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 814 days ago

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.

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#4 posted 814 days ago

A nice frame and really cool art work.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 814 days ago

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 814 days ago

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, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#7 posted 814 days ago

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 814 days ago

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 814 days ago

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 814 days ago

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 813 days ago

awesome work you should be proud

-- Warren, Cambridge,OH.

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#12 posted 810 days ago

I’m still here. Nice frame

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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