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Project by Max posted 05-03-2012 09:17 PM 2770 views 2 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As most projects do this one has a story. Last summer while I was at the Hardwood supplier I checked out there $1.00 a bd. ft. bin and came across a piece of maple that had had this inclusion which is the bottom part of the frame pictured. I just knew that I would be able to do something with it…. Well last Christmas my youngest daughter had a print made of a article that was printed in the Daily Olympian in Washington State on September 7 1981 (she was 7 at the time). The top two drawings in the print are ones that she had done for a school project on labor for Labor Day. I have an original of the article also and my intent was to frame it and now it is.

The frame is from a design that was in Fine Woodworking. The sizing is different to accommodate the lower piece of the frame so the inclusion would be centered. I got in a rush to get this together and failed to reduce the thickness of the side rails by 3/32 which would have provided another shadow line. The pegs are ebonized walnut with mortise and tenon construction. The relief carving on the top and bottom provide shadow lines also. I also did a double mat with red on the inner to match the printing on the top of the article and black for the outer mat to help make the print stand out from the frame. Thank you for looking…..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT





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degoose

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#1 posted 05-03-2012 09:21 PM

I really like the use of natural feature grade timber… the natural feature in the lower rail is outstanding.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Max

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#2 posted 05-03-2012 09:26 PM

degoose,

Thank you very much, when I can I like to incorporate the natural features in projects.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Roger

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#3 posted 05-03-2012 09:39 PM

This is very kool. That knot-hole really accents it nicely. Nice pegs also. I like the different sizes.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#4 posted 05-03-2012 09:39 PM

That looks great – very nice balance in the design.

Well done Max!!

Don

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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Max

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#5 posted 05-03-2012 10:00 PM

@Roger, Thank you for the kind words, I appreciate it.

@Don, Thank you very much for the compliment..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 05-03-2012 10:06 PM

Congratulations on a fine woodworking project, Max. Your work is always top-notch!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#7 posted 05-03-2012 10:36 PM

@Tom, Your kind words and encouragement is very much appreciated.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 05-03-2012 10:37 PM

I love that imperfection in the wood. I think you did great putting it right where you did. Good job.

-- "That will Work"

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#9 posted 05-03-2012 10:39 PM

@Abram, Thanks. I like the inclusion also, I think it makes the frame.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#10 posted 05-03-2012 11:31 PM

Hey Max,
That is really sharp. And what a great story, both inside and out.

I like it,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 05-03-2012 11:45 PM

@Steve, I think the story is the best part, but then again I am kinda partial. Thank you for your compliment.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#12 posted 05-03-2012 11:52 PM

you said you figured you would be able to do something with it and what you came out with is a frame thats beautiful .like the matting and relief carving too.

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#13 posted 05-04-2012 12:22 AM

Nice job, Max.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#14 posted 05-04-2012 01:07 AM

That’s beautiful Max, I just read that project in FWW and thought it would be cool to make. I like the inclusion in the bottom part of the frame it adds a lot of character to this piece.

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

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Woodenwizard

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#15 posted 05-04-2012 01:48 AM

WOW! Great picture frame and neat story. Much better than putting your memories in a drawer.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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