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Project by Dooley posted 08-06-2009 04:24 AM 2575 views 14 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I needed a frame for a picture we wanted to give our Grandmother for her 80th birthday. We are flying to Virginia Beach in the morning to spend a great weekend celebrating life. I made this today in a few hours. It’s tiger maple and strips of ebony. Again lack of a macro lens isn’t showing you how the herringbone pattern is in play. I hope she loves it!

-- Dooley

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#1 posted 08-06-2009 04:26 AM

cool Frame Dooley well done

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#2 posted 08-06-2009 04:29 AM

Great Lookin Frame

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 08-06-2009 04:44 AM

Very nice

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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#4 posted 08-06-2009 04:51 AM

She will love it. In addition to the wood combo, grain effect and your execution skill… I like you proportions on the inlay. It strikes me as a well balanced frame.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#5 posted 08-06-2009 10:11 AM

Very distinctive!

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#6 posted 08-06-2009 11:18 AM

Very well done. The tiger maple is beautiful. I second Dustyal’s inlay comment.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#7 posted 08-06-2009 01:15 PM

Very Nice…Grandmother will love it!

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#8 posted 08-06-2009 02:59 PM

Good picture frame, rich characterful cuts, nice grain.

-- Wheathills, Derbyshire, UK,

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#9 posted 08-06-2009 03:57 PM

It’s beautiful.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#10 posted 08-07-2009 06:29 PM

I really like this simple but elegant design. Its really well done. I favorited it because I think I want to make one similar! (hope you don’t mind.)

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 11-26-2009 03:10 AM

funny thing about this frame is i made a box to go with it and i never met u i swear to god the top is figured maple and ebony. lol ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#12 posted 02-19-2010 10:03 PM

sweet, great frame

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

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#13 posted 02-25-2010 08:32 AM

great looking frame, I am sure she’ll love it..

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#14 posted 01-25-2012 03:59 AM

very crispy and clean. I’m likin the ebony strips

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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