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Project by BusterB posted 08-01-2013 05:11 PM 891 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A local elementary school (never mind that its te one my wife works at) had a bunch of motivational/histrorical posters they needed frames made for. I had a few oak boards that were not desiginated for any other pressing project so I set out to make them four of them. This has been one of those “you gotta be kidding me projects”. I fried a router shaping the blanks and then when I finally got that done, I cut one of the miters backwards. I finished three of them and delivered them today with a promise a forth was coming….eventually…lol They are 26” x 36” and have a rub on minwax stain finish applied.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 08-01-2013 05:39 PM

You were framed :)

She sure keeps you busy …............

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Todd Barrone

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#2 posted 08-01-2013 05:55 PM

Wow pretty nice looking frames sir. Some day I will make frames as good as you LOL. I really do like them, next time try cedar LOL Great build bud. :)

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting

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JoeinGa

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#3 posted 08-01-2013 07:31 PM

Good for you dude! Payin’ It Forward … We’re proud of ya, bro!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 08-01-2013 08:20 PM

Being married to an educator myself, I get it!! Great job on the frames!!

-- 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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BusterB

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#5 posted 08-01-2013 08:59 PM

Jamie- In more ways than one bud…in more ways than one…lol

Todd- trying to save what cedar I have for a special project…just gotta find me some horseshoes first…lol

Joe- Thanks buddy….my wife gets most of the credit since she volunteered me…lol

Lee- Thanks L2L, most folks dont understand what a bargain they get teachers for…Pretty sure in Tennessee its a law that the spouse is part of the deal. Painting, building, running errands and toting stuff is just part of the deal!!! lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Handtooler

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#6 posted 08-01-2013 11:12 PM

Very nicely done, Sir! Thanks for your contributions to education.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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BusterB

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#7 posted 08-01-2013 11:34 PM

Thanks Russell….now if I can just finish that last one off….mumble mumble

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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MTC_Est_2012

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#8 posted 08-02-2013 12:34 PM

Buster,
I echo what others are saying: so good of you to put your effort toward supporting your local (and wife’s) elementary school.
Also, what a cool jig for making the frames square. Never seen one like this!

Mark

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BusterB

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#9 posted 08-02-2013 04:33 PM

Thanks Mark…there is a video on Youtube that walks you through building the frame clamp…well worth the watch.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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whitebeast88

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#10 posted 08-03-2013 12:52 PM

they turned out great buster.when you gonna teach me to make those frames that nice????
the last one i made if it weren’t for wood filler i’d been in trouble…....

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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BusterB

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#11 posted 08-03-2013 11:45 PM

LOL Marty…you know I am very familiar with wood putty… one tip I will pass along, think before you cut your miters. You cut one backwards and there aint enough wood filler in Alabama to fill that gap…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 08-07-2013 06:47 PM

Nice frames, Buster. I’ll bet they appreciate you making them, too!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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BusterB

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#13 posted 08-08-2013 01:01 AM

Thanks Jim….I sure hope so. Should finish up the forth one this weekend…hopefully. Cut the replacement blank, shaped it and glued up….then wife tasked me with painting wooden letters for a another school project she has underway so even further behind on finishing this project up…

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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