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Project by Max posted 12-02-2006 12:45 AM 5541 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are three frames that I have made recently. One of them is made of Walnut with mortise and tennon joints with Amagre Fiddleback inlay dutchman at each intersection. This is both decorative as well as functional. The needle point is something my oldest daughter made for us. One of the frames (one with the May Queen Centre Panel Print) is crafted from
Walnut with mortise and tennon joints that have been pegged with Hard Rock Maple. The third frame (one with the Acorn Print) is crafted from Quarter Sawn White Oak with mortise and tennon joints pegged with Walnut. I make the frames out of Quarter Sawn Oak for a local furniture store and mount the prints in them also.

My niece (Lori, alias OspreyBait of Lumberjocks) told me I needed to post some of my frames. These are not near as detailed as a lot of the work that is posted on lumberjocks but rather has the simple lines of the Arts and Crafts Style. As you can tell one of them has a great reflection of me taking the picture…....

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#1 posted 12-02-2006 01:38 AM

Don’t sell yourself short. Simple is deceptively hard to pull off (well).

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#2 posted 03-21-2007 01:32 AM

Really nice, being an artist I appreciate a nice frame.


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#3 posted 03-21-2007 02:27 AM

Absolutely beautiful. The butterfly dutchmen really set off the frame and the use of the contrasting pegs work great also. Oh yeah and the primary wood is sharp too!!

-- Straight grains & sharp blades

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#4 posted 03-21-2007 04:02 AM

Very nice they don’t distract from the contents of the frame but they amplify the picture.

Very good.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 03-21-2007 12:30 PM

these are gorgeous!! I love the simple lines and I agree with Karson—adds to the beauty of the contents rather than taking your eye away from the object.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 06-27-2007 04:27 PM

I like the bowtie inlays. A nice feature.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 06-27-2007 04:29 PM

Nice clean lines and good colors. I like those picture frames.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#8 posted 06-27-2007 05:47 PM

Oh my. I have to tell you, simple and well stated is VERY appealing. I think that many get carried away with excessive use of detail and contrasting woods. These are really nice frames. It sometimes amazes me how such wonderful craftsman can go through so much trouble to make a piece of furniture look so ugly. These frames are very appealing. Thanks for posting them!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 06-27-2007 06:02 PM

Your frames are very nice.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#10 posted 05-30-2010 03:08 AM

Thanks to Woodenwizard, we figured out what kind of wood veneer I used on the bow tie Dutchman inlays on the walnut frame were. They are Amagre Fiddleback. I myself had never heard of that wood.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#11 posted 05-30-2010 06:28 AM

All three look great Max I like the one with the Dutchmans best.


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