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Project by oldnovice posted 02-22-2014 07:19 AM 859 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This frame is a culmination of work done by Grandma and Grandpa for the latest addition to the clan.
The counted cross stitch, and frame design, was done by Grandma. The cutting, building, and finishing was done by Grandpa.

The frame is made out of 100 year old native Iowa red oak salvaged from the farmhouse where Grandma spent her childhood.

It is is 14-3/4” X 14-3/4” x 5/8” with a 1/2” back side rabbet for the contents and walnut splines in the four corners. Stained with Minwax dark walnut (to match furnishings), and topped off with three coats of Deft satin lacquer.

The stitching is covered by a 3/32” non-glare Plexiglas, supported in the back by archival matte board, and held in place with Logan flexible points.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"





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madts

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#1 posted 02-22-2014 09:49 AM

very well done Grandma and Grandpa.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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DeLayne Peck

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#2 posted 02-22-2014 03:06 PM

Combined talents! A darling commerative!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 02-22-2014 03:06 PM

A treasured gift for a great addition.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Roger

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#4 posted 02-22-2014 03:53 PM

Very well done. This will be in the family forever.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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oldnovice

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#5 posted 02-22-2014 05:29 PM

Thanks guys, that’s the first “pieced” frame I have made in a long time as most of the ones I do are routed out of a single piece of wood and I don’t have to miter any corners with that method!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 02-22-2014 08:31 PM

Well done buddy! Hope you enjoyed yourself. Very nice work

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Jim Bertelson

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#7 posted 02-23-2014 04:08 AM

That’s perfect, Hans….....

Of course, being advance in years, I am always happy to see my contemporaries being creative…......(-:

A fine blending of artistic endeavors. That it is multigenerational makes it all the better…..........

One of the things I like best about my job, is delivering babies, for the babies I delivered. As I age, it has become quite common…............

I really like this post, thanks…..........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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oldnovice

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#8 posted 02-23-2014 07:19 AM

Jim, thanks for kind comments!

It took a lot longer than it should have but when you do day care for an 8 year boy, his 4 year old sister, and their 11 month cousin that only leaves the weekends for yard work, house cleaning, and the other chores. Getting into the shop is sometimes difficult!

I suppose that you have not yet delivered a baby from one of the babies you delivered as that would truly be multigenerational!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 02-23-2014 03:48 PM

What a beautiful keepsake that will remain preserved and valued well down the genealogy line!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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oldnovice

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#10 posted 02-23-2014 05:45 PM

Thanks Elaine, I guess you call these kind of projects a “labor of love”!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Jim Bertelson

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#11 posted 02-23-2014 10:12 PM

Yes, that is what I meant….....I do deliver babies for the babies I have delivered. Sometimes I have delivered both the mother and the father of the baby. I even had two multigenerational labors going on at once. I guessing it is approaching 40 or 50 by now….........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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refael

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#12 posted 06-12-2015 10:07 AM

Very nice and delicate work

-- Refael, http://artic4u.wix.com/refael-pesso

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