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Project by Partridge posted 03-21-2008 10:16 PM 1848 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a white oak, Stickley style picture (4×6). frame. it was fun to build I used a little hand tools and a little power. mortise & tendon joints and it pivots on a brass pin. the finish is roofing tar (mineral spirits to cut) and topped with 2coat shellac then wax. I was going for a antique look.

It is my Dads B-Day and I thought he would like a this.

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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Tim Pursell

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#1 posted 03-21-2008 11:06 PM

I made a few of these, lots of hand work to get the fit right in a small frame like this. Nice job. The finish came out great! I’m sure Dad will like it.


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#2 posted 03-21-2008 11:36 PM

Nicely done. Interesting choice of finish – I’d never heard of using roofing tar before, but it looks good. I also like the stand idea – I’ve been trying to come up with ideas for a frame stand for my own frames.

-- John

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 03-22-2008 05:42 AM

Hi Partirdge,

I am positive your dad will love this. This is a very nice picture frame and a wonderful picture of one of his favorite people.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 03-22-2008 11:57 AM

The frame looks great. Your method paid off.

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#5 posted 03-23-2008 07:49 AM

Nice looking frame. I like the corner details.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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