Hicory Frame for Stained Glass Project

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-18-2014 02:25 PM 1998 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another frame for one of my wife’s stained glass projects that she is taking to Arizona.
It is 15×30 with 1 1/2” wide frame members and made of hickory. The corners are keyed in the back with pieces of hickory to hold the joint tight in all that heat in the summer.

The fourth picture really brings it to life with back lighting which is how it will be displayed down there.

It is finished with clear matte spray.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 08-18-2014 02:35 PM

Nice frame Jim. I’m a big fan of stained glass work and I really love these. Please tell your wife how much I like them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 08-18-2014 03:14 PM


What a beautiful piece!

Your wife is doing SUPER COOL work! ... Just Love it!
Thank your wife for sharing it with us…

Oh, the frame is COOL too… nice work… as usual… :) LOL

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#3 posted 08-18-2014 03:34 PM

Awesome job Jim on that frame. I have never made anything with hickory. I heard it was hard to work with. You wife does beautiful work. Thank for those pictures and info on that jig for my lathe tools. It really going to help once I decide to make the jig.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#4 posted 08-18-2014 04:31 PM

Guess I missed the first one but very nice!

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#5 posted 08-18-2014 04:44 PM

Nicely compliments your wife’s stain glass.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 08-18-2014 05:13 PM

Awesome craftsmanship on both your parts in this beautiful an very Arizona typical landscape. Wow! Just wow!

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#7 posted 08-18-2014 05:52 PM

You, and yours, made a beautiful project.
The landscape is beautiful with the light shining through and the hickory is a perfect partner for stained glass!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#8 posted 08-18-2014 06:58 PM

She is doing realy fantastic glass pictures!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 08-18-2014 08:53 PM

Fantastic to see that glass in the light!
Tell her I was really impressed.
Nice Work on the fram, Lucky the two of you, to be able to support eachother.
Best thoughts my friend,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 08-18-2014 11:19 PM

Beauteeeeful … looks like the wifemate has talents of her own … I really like the foil and solder for this type of work … Oh yah, nice frame … The hickory was a good selection, love it.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#11 posted 08-18-2014 11:59 PM

Very nice frame Jim, but you wife’s glass work is really great. Well done both and thanks for sharing.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#12 posted 08-19-2014 01:22 AM

You two are very talented Jim, this will look fantastic with the light behind it.
Beautiful glasswork :)
Cheers Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#13 posted 08-19-2014 07:06 AM

Another great collaboration, Jim! Beautiful frame that compliments the stained glass without distracting from it. Please thank Carol for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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#14 posted 08-19-2014 04:58 PM

Hickory is one of my favorite woods. Your frame complements your wife’s beautiful stained glass piece. Well done to the both of you.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#15 posted 08-19-2014 10:16 PM

Great Combination of Talent. Looking at the Picture made me want to step into the scene and enjoy the tranquility it depicts. Is it Sunrise or Sundown? Either way the Scene is superb!!!!

That Hickory Wood looks nice.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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