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My First Commission!! Hickory Mirror Frame

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Project by teenagewoodworker posted 06-04-2008 01:51 AM 4009 views 0 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I’m finally done with these picture frames that i blogged about on my commissions series and i have got to say that they have been awesome and they are just so beautiful! really basic construction on this with just regular tongue and grooves but the things to me that really stick out are the Ebony pegs in the corners and the fact that the chamfer runs through the tongue and groove intersection and not just around the frame.

now to talk about the finish which was my favorite part as i have got to say that i am really liking the finishing aspect of woodworking almost as much as building now that i am successful at it and i have go a few successes so far. so the finish was 3 coats of danish oil doing nothing in between. then two coats of General finishes Arm-r-seal also doing nothing like no sanding in between until after the second coat when i rubbed the surface down with #00 steel wool. then it was time for the third coat of arm-r-seal and after that i rubbed down with #00 steel wool and buffed with a rag. it really brings out the color and the beauty in this hickory and all the pictures up top really put the finish to shame. also it is one of those things that i wish i could have everyone touch it as it is smooth as silk. so all in all this has been a really fun project and i know that the customer is going to like it!





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WayneC

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#1 posted 06-04-2008 01:53 AM

Well done. These will look great with the mirrors installed. You will have to get a photo of them on the wall for us.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-04-2008 01:55 AM

Good for you taww, you are growing by leaps and bounds, keep it up and you’ll be a master in no time. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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teenagewoodworker

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#3 posted 06-04-2008 01:58 AM

thanks for the comments. i should have mentioned this but wayneC the big one has the mirror in it but not the small one because there was a problem with the mirror the customer gave me.

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#4 posted 06-04-2008 02:00 AM

You fooled me with your LJ shirt in the smaller one…..

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 06-04-2008 02:04 AM

Beautiful work!

I wish I liked to “finish” projects as much as you do.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 06-04-2008 02:09 AM

lol, wayne!

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#7 posted 06-04-2008 02:16 AM

Great job! I second lew’s comments about finishing.

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

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#8 posted 06-04-2008 02:20 AM

if you love to build and finish projects, you’ve got an upper hand on most woodworkers. I like to put the finish on but the sanding is where i have to make myself not skip cut corners.
great job

-- Joey, Magee, Ms http://woodnwaresms.com

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#9 posted 06-04-2008 02:38 AM

Great job! -Keep it up, and thanks for sharing your workmanship!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#10 posted 06-04-2008 02:43 AM

They look great TAWW. I love getting to see your work.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#11 posted 06-04-2008 02:52 AM

Looks great! I’m going to try this as a frame for an antique map

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#12 posted 06-04-2008 03:00 AM

this is great.. very nice job!

-- David - Houston, Texas. (http://www.justsquareenough.com/)

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#13 posted 06-04-2008 03:03 AM

thanks for the comments everyone! i never expected to get this many comments so fast!

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#14 posted 06-04-2008 03:13 AM

These look great! I think you’ll be getting more jobs. A good finish really puts the exclamation point on a nice job of building. Keep up the good work.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#15 posted 06-04-2008 03:13 AM

very nice…i am not there with you on the finishing stage…but hope I get there once day (enjoying it)...very impressive project—-congrats on the commission!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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