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Project by Jamie Speirs posted 07-23-2012 08:46 PM 2027 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is such an easy way to make a frame

It is Bur/Burl Wyche Elm

Finished with a kind of Danish Oil

Then de-nibbed with 0000 steel wood

with Beeswax, left to dry and scrubbed with

a hard cloth.

The back has a 1/2” recess for either picture

or Mirror.

I make a jig for the rebate & use a ski to mill the

rest of it. to suit the cut out. Then I cut out the

centre last. Makes the process much easier.

The students often make these and it always gets

a great response

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe





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502flier

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#1 posted 07-23-2012 09:07 PM

It’s so nice to see a beautiful piece of wood put to good use!

-- Kevin - Keep the shiny side up

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#2 posted 07-23-2012 09:08 PM

Yeah right!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#3 posted 07-23-2012 10:13 PM

very nice

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#4 posted 07-24-2012 01:21 AM

Nice!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#5 posted 07-24-2012 01:46 AM

Great piece of wood, lovely result, Very nice!

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#6 posted 07-24-2012 02:09 AM

Ahh, the natural beauty of wood, great looking frame. If you get a chance, how about some pics with a mirror or pictures in it?

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#7 posted 07-24-2012 02:25 AM

Great job Jamie, looks very nice.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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rilanda

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#8 posted 07-24-2012 06:17 AM

Nice use of a beautiful piece of timber and a job well done.

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

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#9 posted 07-24-2012 07:10 AM

Very skillful work Jamie (as usual)
Well done :))
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Brit

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#10 posted 07-24-2012 07:13 AM

Great idea Jamie. Thanks for sharing it.

-- Andy -- "The hand speaks to the brain as surely as the brain speaks to the hand." Frank R. Wilson

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#11 posted 07-24-2012 09:59 AM

It is such a beautiful way.
Best thoughts my friend,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 07-24-2012 05:00 PM

It sure makes a beautiful natural looking frame Jamie.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 07-26-2012 01:28 PM

So simple yet so effective, Jamie.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#14 posted 07-26-2012 02:42 PM

Quite a cool frame Jaime! You certainly have a knack for listening to the wood’s calling. I really like it!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#15 posted 07-29-2012 10:59 PM

I like the beauty of the piece, and the beauty of the wood itself. It is a peaceful combination of Mother Nature’s creation and your imagination. Well done!

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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