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Project by Darkeyce posted 01-08-2013 06:53 PM 1086 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First time making a frame. Learned a bunch, primarily that my wife doesn’t understand why we needed a ”$600 frame”, instead of just buying a frame at the store :)





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Marcus

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#1 posted 01-08-2013 07:25 PM

Just wait until she sees the $1000 cutting board you made because you needed to buy a drum sander.

Great looking frame, and great looking lumber. Im still amazed what some of you guys end up with for curly maple. I can not find anything near that nice here in MN.

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bubbs

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#2 posted 01-08-2013 07:28 PM

Yup…women can be hard to please, sometimes. Most of them don’t make enough sawdust.

-- Cats, beer and wood...perfect.

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Darkeyce

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#3 posted 01-08-2013 07:43 PM

Marcus…Already got a used 16/32 DS…part of the reason the frame was up to $600 :)
Cutting board is a good idea…that would only cost $300!

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 01-08-2013 07:51 PM

Great looking frame.

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bonobo

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#5 posted 01-09-2013 12:27 AM

Make another and it’s a $300 frame, another and it’s a $200 frame, another and it’s a $150 frame. You’ll get the biggest return from just make one more, Plus, the maple looks great, so you saved a bunch by not needing a matte.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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bonobo

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#6 posted 01-09-2013 12:59 AM

Make another and it’s a $300 frame, another and it’s a $200 frame, another and it’s a $150 frame. I guess you’ll get the biggest return from just making one more. Plus, the maple looks great, so you saved a bunch by not needing a matte.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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mbs

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#7 posted 01-09-2013 01:05 AM

You’re wife’s still a rookie. Mine is past that stage. She’s trying to understand why I need 3 table saws and 3 band saws.

Beautiful work! I want one.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 01-09-2013 01:11 AM

Down right purdy !! Nice wood selection !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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CalgaryGeoff

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#9 posted 01-09-2013 05:55 AM

First picture frame is very well done, the maple and Purple Heart are a good combination.

MBS, lol, you made me laugh hard with your post.

It’s a good thing I’m divorced, my first project was a $5000 paper towel holder.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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KnotCurser

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#10 posted 01-09-2013 12:43 PM

Just tell her you needed a $600 frame to show off that million dollar portrait. :-)

Mighty fine work – the dimensions are great and the miter’s are perfectly matched and tight.

Great build!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Valpoww

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#11 posted 01-09-2013 02:15 PM

Nice combination of woods. Worth every dime

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Roger

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#12 posted 01-09-2013 02:18 PM

Beautiful frame holding that gr8 lookin family. Very nice. I like the combos of these woods.

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

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Surfside

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#13 posted 01-09-2013 05:46 PM

Nice wood combination! That frame is just so gorgeous!

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-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#14 posted 01-12-2013 03:58 AM

Nice family photo shot, the frame is certainly worth it !!

-- Regards Robert

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ReversePivot

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#15 posted 06-10-2013 08:50 AM

Wow- that is just gorgeous! your FIRST frame? Damn you! Tell your wife that you seem to have talent that other people would kill for!

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