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Project by PPK posted 10-23-2017 04:37 PM 1100 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I commissioned my cousin to paint me a picture, and then decided to frame it myself. The frame is made from plain sawn white oak. The pegs are ebony. The oak is actually some trailer planks my dad gave me, and the lumber had a lot of tiny checks and blemishes, but I think I managed to salvage it fairly decently. It’s dyed with Behlen’s alcohol based dye, and then some danish oil was wiped on. The painting fits into a rabbet in the back of the frame.

I apologize for the poor photography.

Along the way, I learned a couple things about planing ( I still have a lot to learn!)
This stuff ended up with a lot of tear out when using a bevel up smoother.

I actually had a lot better luck when using a 4-1/2 classic smoothing plane with a chip breaker.

-- Pete

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#1 posted 10-23-2017 04:44 PM

I really like the whole project. The frame matches the vintage theme of the painting well.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 10-23-2017 05:29 PM

I like the exposed gap where the edges meet, creates a nice shadow line!
Everything looks like it works well together and you got some meat powered tool use included!

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#3 posted 10-24-2017 05:16 AM

Very nice G&G – you can’t miss with it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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