Tiger maple “Tiger Frame"

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Project by Bobmedic posted 05-03-2012 06:39 AM 1693 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This picture frame I made for my brother in law. He is a huge Detroit Tigers fan. My wife bought him a poster of a front page headline from the Detroit Free Press of the 1984 World Series when the Tigers won. I used curly maple and dyed the wood ebony first then sanded it back until the black was only in the curl then I dyed it orange. It has about 4 coats of spray lacquer and lightly rubbed out.

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#1 posted 05-03-2012 07:34 AM

Nice looking frame. Go Tigers!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 05-03-2012 09:54 AM

Ah yes, 1984…started the season with a 35-5 record…I doubt that record will ever be broken.

I have never heard of the finishing technique you used here but the results are awesome.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you needed to make him another one after this season ?

”...he stood there like the house by the side of the road. “

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#3 posted 05-03-2012 10:21 AM

I’ve got that same poster, and LOVE the idea of making a tiger maple frame for it! Yours looks great!

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#4 posted 05-03-2012 10:41 AM

I was at that game, it was’nt a pretty sight afterwards. Thanks for the memories.

-- Michiganmark, I dream in wood......I'll blame it on my grandfather

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#5 posted 05-03-2012 11:44 AM

Beautiful frame, you did an awesome job with the tiger maple.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#6 posted 05-03-2012 06:29 PM

I don’t like this project at all.
Did I mention that I am from Milwaukee and you now have Prince Fielder?

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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