For a Friend

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Project by Kevin Wilson posted 01-12-2010 07:23 PM 2287 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a picture frame project I made for a friend when his father passed away last fall. The frame is black walnut and maple with ebony splines.

The frames contents is a copy of the lyrics to a Reba Mcentire song entitled “The Greatest Man I Never Knew”.

-- Can't never did nothin' - Grampa Knapp

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#1 posted 01-12-2010 08:16 PM

Very nice frame – the contrasting woods are a good choice..

Thanks for sharing.

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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Popeye Jr.

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#2 posted 01-12-2010 09:04 PM

looks wonderful, great job

-- People who say it cannot be done should not interup those who are doing it

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#3 posted 01-13-2010 01:11 AM

Kevin, this is a nice looking frame. It made a wonderful gift for your friend and I am sure it was well appreciated.

I really enjoyed the wood choice as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 01-13-2010 03:20 AM

Stunning looking frame & yes the wood chooses are excellent.
If I was to do this frame with the woods you used I would have envisioned in my mind to go with the darker (walnut) on the outer surface but I see that the way you did it is a better choice.

The only reason I would have done it with the darker wood on the out side is because I did not think of it till I seen yours.

Do you have a bit of a plan or picture of how you did the individual built up moldings?
I would love to see & do some myself.


-- One can never have enough tools, jigs, time or room.

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#5 posted 01-14-2010 09:11 PM

very nice work on this frame… touching lyrics too… gotta love Reba….

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

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#6 posted 01-15-2010 10:46 PM

Very, very nice work. A fitting tribute and a heartfelt gift as well.

-- "The only thing that counts is faith, expressing itself in love." --Galatians 5:6

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#7 posted 01-16-2012 10:26 PM

a very awesome frame and tribute to a friends memory. nice wood combo/s

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

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