Picture frame for a friend ( jatoba )

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Project by jordanp posted 11-27-2013 05:55 AM 1737 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine had one of her paintings vandelized, luckily the painting she did was fine but the frame was broken. So I offered to make one for her.

This was a perfect opportunity to use nothing but hand tools.
The bevel was done with a #5 jack plane and the round over was done with a Stanley #45 combination plane.

I believe the wood is jatoba? Please correct me if I’m wrong because I am curious. It is extremely dense/hard and very heavy.
It was finished with 3 coats of BLO and paste wax.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-27-2013 08:40 AM

Not sure what it is, but it looks darn nice. Great job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-27-2013 01:22 PM

Looks great, Jordan. Excellent hand tool project…should be worth 150 galoot points. LOL

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#3 posted 11-27-2013 04:00 PM

very nice work. Great miters for hand tools :)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#4 posted 11-28-2013 04:24 AM

Nice frame. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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