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Project by Woodshopfreak posted 2240 days ago 2065 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I have taken a liking to making frames because of the fact that they are relatively inexpensive, and they are fast and easy to make. I decided to make one for my mom and one for my dad at their offices. This one is my dads. It features a padauk frame, with Brazilian cherry splines. It also has two joined pieces of 1/8th inch maple that I resawed to make the back and picture stand. I then put a ribbon attaching the back panel and the frame stand to keep it from opening out all the way. The frame has a chamfered edge. I then put a finish of indoor/outdoor Minwax spar Urethane. It looks amazing and just has an unbelievable able sheen. It goes down so effortlessly and gives you a great finish with no orange peel ore uneven areas. I definitely recommend this finish. It brought out the beauty of this exotic wood and made it one of my favorite projects.

-- Tyler, Illinois





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 2240 days ago

Great looking picture frame Tyler – your parents will treasure their gifts for many years to come.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Woodshopfreak

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#2 posted 2240 days ago

Thanks cajunpen, I loved making this project and I want other people at my dad and mom’s office to see it and want one so I can make more and more lol

-- Tyler, Illinois

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jockmike2

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#3 posted 2240 days ago

Beautiful frame. That color just sings. mike

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

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trifern

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#4 posted 2240 days ago

Very nice frame! Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 2240 days ago

A very nice piece of craftsmanship, & I agree with you that the finish turned out really nice.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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HokieMojo

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#6 posted 2240 days ago

Nice work. If you don’t mind, maybe you can post a picture a few months from now. It will be interesting to see if the wood darkens with age. The box I made has been darkening much quicker than I expected, but it looks good as it changes.

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ChicoWoodnut

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#7 posted 2240 days ago

Nice job Tyler. It looks like you are becoming quite the photographer too.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 2240 days ago

Man, if you think making frames is easy, you are way more advanced than me!

This one is a real beauty.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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TedM

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#9 posted 2240 days ago

Another great project, Tyler! Keep ‘em comin’!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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Hawgnutz

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#10 posted 2240 days ago

Very nicely done! Did you use a chamfer bit on the frame edges? I will have some paudauk left from a box project I am making for my wife for our anniversary, and this would be an excellent project for the “scraps.”

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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Hawgnutz

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#11 posted 2240 days ago

Very nicely done! Did you use a chamfer bit on the frame edges? I will have some paudauk left from a box project I am making for my wife for our anniversary, and this would be an excellent project for the “scraps.”

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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GaryK

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#12 posted 2240 days ago

That padauk does look nice! Great job.

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

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Les Hastings

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#13 posted 2240 days ago

Very nice Tyler!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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Callum Kendall

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#14 posted 2239 days ago

Nice work!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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matt garcia

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#15 posted 2222 days ago

I love the way padauk sands and finishes. I love your design, and attention to detail, great job!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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