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Project by smathes posted 03-27-2014 12:17 PM 883 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a walnut picture frame I made for my wife for mothers day last year. it is a simple 11”X14” frame made with half lap joints. I decided to dress it up a bit after seeing a article in fine woodworking about nail inlay. I went with a basic vine and flower pattern. I used aluminum wire for the vine and copper nails for the flowers. I made it by drilling holes the diameter of the wire about 3/16” deep and super gluing in the wire. It was a pretty simple process, just very time consuming. I was very pleased with the results given this was my first attempt at this.

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#1 posted 03-27-2014 12:21 PM

Thats a great idea! Very nice job!

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#2 posted 03-27-2014 02:21 PM

Wow, that is so effective!

Consider the idea stol- er, borrowed…

-- - A daddy that loves playing with his kiddies and his tools!

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#3 posted 03-27-2014 06:20 PM

I am sure the ” time consuming” = a big hug for such a great gift!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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Roger Gaborski

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#4 posted 03-27-2014 08:31 PM

I saw the original article in Fine Woodworking, but never got around to trying out the technique. I like your design, makes the frame unique.

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#5 posted 03-27-2014 10:16 PM

I think your frame turned out very nice. I like the design.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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