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Project by EAGLE posted 04-01-2008 02:50 AM 1828 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is what I make the most.
I believe this a great personalized gift to give.
I can use any picture
Make the wood any shape/color
The sky is the limit.

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#1 posted 04-01-2008 02:56 AM

Thats a great idea Eagle. Thanks for sharing.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 04-01-2008 03:14 AM

thats great. i love the grain on the wood. thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 04-01-2008 03:38 AM

Looks good. Did you put any type of finish over the photos?

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

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#4 posted 04-01-2008 05:03 AM

Eagle, both plaques look great. Have to ask the same question though, how do you mount the photos? My best friend is getting married this year and this might make a great gift idea.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 04-01-2008 05:04 AM

This is a very interesting project and I am sure it makes a great gift.

How are you gluing the photos to the plaque?

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

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#6 posted 04-01-2008 05:08 AM

This is one step from complete, the finish will be a 2 part epoxy/resin mix that is poured on and is self leveling, as long as it is placed on a level surface.If you look at PLAQUE 2 you will see the finish. (I’ve been told it is the equivalent of 20 coats of poly.)

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#7 posted 04-01-2008 05:39 AM

after many trials my preference is elmers white glue, seems to work good with the paper.when you do it put the glue on the photo,then put apiece of scrap laminated wood (like the piece of coutertop that is removed to make room for the sink) the elmers does not stick to the laminate so any squeze out of glue should not be an issue.

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#8 posted 04-01-2008 05:42 AM

great idea…now i gotta look at Plaque 2!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 04-01-2008 11:21 AM

Very nice. I am guessing the Elmer’s will hold up for a long time, too.

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#10 posted 04-01-2008 02:51 PM

an awesome project/gift

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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