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Project by jeffswildwood posted 06-18-2013 12:16 AM 979 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a new frame I built for my son. Tried a few new tricks on this one as he presented me with quite a challenge. The design is his. First it’s made of ceder, with blocks holding it together of poplar. Had some left over from his last frame and cut the blocks from the dark streaks. Now came my challenge, cutting the slots and blocks so they match and fit together snug. A first for me. I felt it needed some more strength so I drilled and added dowels. another first for me. A strong frame and best of all, no nails or screws! Also a first for me. Stained only with gloss polyurethane.





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NaFianna

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#1 posted 06-18-2013 12:38 AM

I like it and it suits the picture perfectly.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 06-18-2013 12:43 AM

I think you have invented a very interesting joint!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Buckethead

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#3 posted 06-18-2013 12:49 AM

Simple, and lovely! A very appealing design. Cedar isn’t rated highly enough in my opinion. Some really pretty grain there.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 06-18-2013 12:51 AM

Your frame suits its subject matter very nicely. I don’t thin I have ever seen a frame joined like this. I like it.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Scott Shea

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#5 posted 06-18-2013 03:24 PM

Beautiful frame. I really like the knots in the cedar. The poplar really makes the frame “pop”. Great work!

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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jeffswildwood

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#6 posted 06-18-2013 03:47 PM

Thanks for the nice comments guys, I really appreciate them. My son said he wanted a frame for his photography. I asked how he wanted it and this is what he came up with. We made a trip to lowes and he picked out the wood. So its all his photography, wood choice and frame design. I just built, sanded and coated it. I used a router with an up cut bit for the slots and table saw for the blocks. The dowels i thought made a nice touch and made it really strong. Thanks for looking.

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scrollsaw

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#7 posted 06-18-2013 11:01 PM

I like it great job.

-- Todd

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CFrye

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#8 posted 10-14-2013 01:52 AM

Jeff, you and your son make a great team. Great design and execution.

-- God bless, Candy

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