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Project by danofpaco posted 03-24-2014 03:08 PM 1788 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a picture frame I recently completed for my Dad’s birthday. Curly maple and Purpleheart, splines are hard maple. Finish was a dilute application of Transtint vintage maple, sanded back to the facegrain to pop the curl, followed by 1 thinned coat of Arm-R-Seal gloss as a seal coat. This was followed by 4 coats of full strength Arm-R-Seal gloss wiped on, and the last coat a thinned coat of the Arm-R-Seal.

Thanks for looking, comments appreciated!

-- Dan :: Minnesota

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#1 posted 03-24-2014 03:10 PM

Very Nice Job! Miters are very tight, as are the joints between the Maple/PurpleHeart, and the curl is beautifully popped! Thanks for showing!

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#2 posted 03-24-2014 06:09 PM

Beautiful I dig it, frames are really hard for me. You did a awesome job.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#3 posted 03-24-2014 06:30 PM

wow, it turned out beautiful. Great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#4 posted 03-24-2014 07:03 PM

Thanks, guys!

-- Dan :: Minnesota

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#5 posted 03-24-2014 07:59 PM

Really nice work. May I ask how you got the miters so perfect?

-- Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

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#6 posted 03-24-2014 09:26 PM

Beautiful frame and I have the same print. Looks like I am going to buy some curly maple and get to work.

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#7 posted 03-24-2014 09:31 PM


-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#8 posted 03-24-2014 11:55 PM

garbonsai doing it again, if I had had more time, I would have built myself a miter sled for the table saw. For this project though, I stacked and cut the two long pieces together and the two short pieces together on the miter saw. I used carpet tape to stick the boards together and a couple of screws on the cutoff ends to keep everything nice and tight.

-- Dan :: Minnesota

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#9 posted 03-25-2014 01:59 AM

Nice job. Looks great!

-- Matt, Arizona

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#10 posted 03-25-2014 02:05 AM

Great job! Finish is great

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#11 posted 03-25-2014 04:00 AM

Awesome, great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#12 posted 03-25-2014 10:40 AM

@danofpaco: That’s impressive. Even with a sled, my miters usually don’t turn out that nice. Congratulations.

-- Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

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#13 posted 03-25-2014 02:01 PM

Beautiful work. Much better than my first posted project! Welcome to LJ’s!

-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."

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#14 posted 03-28-2014 07:33 PM

I like the combination of the woods, very nice work!


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