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Project by 69BBNova posted 449 days ago 587 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this frame as a gift for my friends wife…

The frame is African Mahogany ( I think), with Maple inlay and splines. The backboard is a piece of oak that I resawed to 1/8” , its 5 boards I book leaf matched to the best of my skill level, I also have never used an inlay or splines before which didn’t help at all, also cut the mat myself… (first time for any of this resawing too), used 3 coats of Formbys low gloss Tung Oil wipeing varnish ( called it that because everone goes nuts about the name, lol)...

She has recently started competing in Figure and Fitness modeling and although she has only entered two shows this past one she placed in the top 5 in the Figure class in her second show…

I had been thinking how I would go about building it for the past 7-8 months…

I came up with so many ways to do it for the various inlays and joints it almost made me dizzy…

I knew it would be difficult ( I had no idea how difficult) from the get go because it had to be eight sided…

Considering as I said my first time I really cant get over it, I am so happy its unbelievable to me…

I hope you like it.





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KomputerMan

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#1 posted 449 days ago

I do like it!

-- Have an Ordinary Day ~|:-)

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redryder

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#2 posted 447 days ago

Frames can always be a challenge.
Looks like you nailed this one…..........................

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 447 days ago

Looks good, I really like the look of the maple splines. Very nice work!

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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Fishinbo

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#4 posted 445 days ago

Great job on that pretty frame. Like the wood colors and the shape. I am sure she appreciates it.

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69BBNova

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#5 posted 444 days ago

Thanks everyone for the compliments…

I’m happy to say she loved it…

Most all of my friends are actually familiar with my automotive talents, which is why this meant so much to me.

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69BBNova

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#6 posted 253 days ago

Wanted to add I made the clips and hangers for the back myself out of .064” brass strips the past week…

She hadn’t picked the photos yet but when she decides which ones its ready now.

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