Easel frame

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Project by JeanValjean posted 682 days ago 976 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a easel type picture frame made of walnut and Birdseye maple.
I made this as a gift for my parents 50th anniversary and I put in a picture of my older brother and I when we were kids.
This was especially meaningful to them as I lost my brother to cancer a few years back.
In due time…..this frame will find its way back into my possession….but until then I know it has brought many smiles for my family.

-- Semper Fi

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 682 days ago

Very well done. Nice clean lines.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 682 days ago

Good job !

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#3 posted 682 days ago

the whole piece is awesome, the picture of you and your brother is priceless, your not my family and after seeing this picture i feel like hugging you captures my thoughts of when i was young and to days when i was young with my sisters, i also lost my youngest sister to cancer and it was her that i was the closest too..she had the talent to play the guitar and to sing, she loved john Denver, i have an album of his where she pasted her own picture over johns wife…im sure you and your brother were close too…a great way to keep his memory alive.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Mark Davisson

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#4 posted 682 days ago

Jean, I love it! When routing (I assume) the bevel on the maple, did the birds eyes have a tendency to pop out? If not, did you do something to prevent it? Or did you cut the bevels on a table saw?

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

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#5 posted 682 days ago

Wow that’s great.

-- Custom furniture

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Mark Blomster

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#6 posted 682 days ago

Beautifully done! And, I’m sure your parents will love it.

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#7 posted 681 days ago

Very nice piece. Great wood, great craftsmanship & it comes from the heart. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#8 posted 681 days ago

I like how the wood is used for the “mat”. I was thinking of trying that because it looks amazing.

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#9 posted 679 days ago

The Birdseye maple presented more of a problem at the planer and jointer than at the router table….
As with any figured wood…..light passes is the key…
The bevels were done with a chamfering bit at the router table. I didn’t have any problem with tear out when routing but at the planer I had to be REALLY careful!!
The pictures do absolutely NO justice to the final product….
That piece of maple was worth every bit of fussing I had to do at the machines!!!

-- Semper Fi

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#10 posted 626 days ago

Beautiful work.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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