Barnwood frame PLUS stitches

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Project by Shawn posted 12-12-2014 08:02 PM 1278 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Basic frame project with a little excitement!

I was making a frame for a Christmas gift when I nearly cut my thumb off. I had already cut the frame pieces and cut a rabbit to accept the glass, but then had to trim some off the 45’s to make the frame fit better. Since I did that now the glass wouldn’t fit so instead of firing up the router again (because it was late) I got the chisel out! I was guarding the tip of the chisel with my thumb/other hand, but let go JUST FOR A SECOND and the chisel slipped. Seven stitches later I returned to the workshop and picked up my chisel again, not the router I very well could have used it b/c it wasn’t late this time, but I wanted to finish what I started and I wanted to win. It’s worth saying that I left the blood on the chisel as a reminder.

-- -Shawn

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Derek Oliver

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#1 posted 12-12-2014 08:25 PM

The frame is awesome. Glad the the thumb was no worse than it was.

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#2 posted 12-12-2014 09:38 PM

The frame looks good—the intact thumb looks even better!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 12-12-2014 11:50 PM

Nice looking frame. Unfortunately, the school of hard knocks can be rather unkind at times.

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 12-13-2014 12:25 PM

Great job. Looks very good. Congratultions.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#5 posted 12-17-2014 04:31 AM

Yikes! Frame looks great, thumb not so much.

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