|Project by Gianni||posted 02-24-2014 04:27 AM||1027 views||7 times favorited||4 comments|
This is a walnut and maple picture frame. Making it was pretty somple, rip, glue, plane, coved on the table saw. Cleaned up the coving with a curved card scraper, that was a first that made life infinitely easier than trying to sand out the saw marks.
Now the story: This was made for a friend’s parents. He died Thanksgiving day, and I was asked if I could frame an award to send to them. I really struggled to get started on a frame because it felt like all the ideas I came up with were lacking in one way or another. Once i started making progress on this, I felt pretty good about how things were turning out. There were definitely a few setbacks, including a hidden crack down one of the rails that didn’t show up until I started scraping the cove. As annoyed as I was, it made me laugh a bit, since overcoming such setbacks was a career for my friend.
Size (inside) is 11×17. The rails are probably around 3 1/2 wide or so, and the overall frame is substantial in size, but pretty light in weight. I haven’t peeled the plastic off the acrylic yet, I will do that once everything is in. I used acrylic because it has to survive getting shipped to India.
I hope his folks appreciate it.