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I have a good friend who is into dog sled racing. A good friend of his made him a stained glass dog sled picture. However, he didn’t have any way of displaying it. I built this frame, from the basic design of the frame in the Gamble house.

It is built of quartersawn white oak. The construction is all mortise and tenon, with Ebony plugs through the mortise and tenon. This way, the weight and time shouldn’t cause the frame to separate. The finish was created using a series of dyes for the coloring and then 6 coats of wipe-on poly.

This project presented a challenge because the picture was not square and the lead solder joints were not flat. Fitting it into the frame wasn’t as straight forward as I would have liked.





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WayneC

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#1 posted 03-24-2007 03:49 PM

Very, Very nice. The pins are a great accent.

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 03-24-2007 05:09 PM

Beautiful match up of two projects.
Did you have to carve out notches for the lead cames?

-- -** 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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FMOmbr

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#3 posted 03-24-2007 05:25 PM

Dick – Yes, I had to open the rabbit on both faces to accept the lead cames (didn’t know that’s what they were called – thanks for the information).

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Chip

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#4 posted 03-24-2007 06:10 PM

That’s a great frame. It goes perfectly with the artwork. Beautiful work and thanks for sharing it.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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dennis mitchell

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#5 posted 03-24-2007 07:49 PM

All around great project.

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Karson

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#6 posted 03-24-2007 09:00 PM

Great looking frame

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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scottb

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#7 posted 03-24-2007 09:18 PM

looks like they’ve always been together

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Ryan Corrigan

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#8 posted 03-25-2007 12:18 AM

Looks Great! I love the flake in qtrswn w/o. Very nice.

-- Ryan Corrigan Sadieville, KY http://www.CelticCrossWood.com

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oscorner

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#9 posted 03-27-2007 04:17 AM

Neat looking frame.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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mbulla

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#10 posted 11-11-2011 01:06 PM

Very nice

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