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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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#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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#2 posted 01-08-2013 07:28 PM
Yup…women can be hard to please, sometimes. Most of them don’t make enough sawdust.
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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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#4 posted 01-08-2013 07:51 PM
Great looking frame.
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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
#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.
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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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#8 posted 01-09-2013 01:11 AM
Down right purdy !! Nice wood selection !
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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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#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.
-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.rhoadesclan.com
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#11 posted 01-09-2013 02:15 PM
Nice combination of woods. Worth every dime
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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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#13 posted 01-09-2013 05:46 PM
Nice wood combination! That frame is just so gorgeous!
-- "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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#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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