Pistachio Frame for 3D Picture

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-08-2018 01:14 AM 1119 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter loves penguins so I made this for her 50th birthday. . We found this picture in old San Diego 2 week ago so I bought a piece of pistachio for the frame. It was pretty warped and had many cracks so I had to carefully cut it so I could capture some sap wood in each piece. The left frame member did not come out with any on the front but I used it anyway because the rest of the board was too cracked to make one more piece. This is 60+ yr old wood

It is 1×11x15 and finished with Danish oil and satin lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 03-08-2018 01:16 AM

I like unique and that certainly is; equals—-GREAT JOB!

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

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#2 posted 03-08-2018 01:30 AM

Great gift for your Daughter Jim, bet you get a big hug when you hand this one over :)

(you’ll never find a frame like this is a picture shop mate, just love it)


-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 03-08-2018 01:36 AM

Nice looking frames, looks amost like rosewood.

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI

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#4 posted 03-08-2018 01:41 AM

Gorgeous gift, Jim! I’m sure she will love it!

Beautiful grain in that wood, too!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 03-08-2018 02:11 AM

It’s still a beauty Jim. I see what you were after. Too bad you couldn’t use the back.
I see the picture change as you angle the frame. COOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 03-08-2018 03:30 AM

scary, when your kids are 50, our oldest is 47 i think. nice frame and wood, wood just gets better with age., I got my goblet finished today that you inspired me to make.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 03-08-2018 03:45 AM

Jim….Beautiful frame from beautiful old wood that was eventually transformed into a work of art.

Terrific Pictures of Penguins too….I can understand why your daughter loves them.

Lots of Character in that Pistachio. The Danish Oil and Satin Lacquer really brings out the long swirling and colours.

Would Pistachio respond to burning and wire brushing and then Danish Oil?



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#8 posted 03-08-2018 04:06 AM

Good looking frame Jim, nice idea for a gift.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#9 posted 03-08-2018 04:38 AM

That is pretty Jim !! Love the wood grain.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#10 posted 03-08-2018 05:43 AM

Nice frame and pretty interesting looking wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 03-08-2018 07:05 AM

That’s real sharp, Jim.

-- Mark

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#12 posted 03-08-2018 05:51 PM

Way to go dad. What a beautiful birthday gift.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#13 posted 03-08-2018 08:30 PM

Love the turquoise accents, Jim! What are the black dots on the back(can’t see them clearly on the phone screen)?

-- God bless, Candy

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#14 posted 03-08-2018 11:58 PM

Nice one Jim. Pretty wood.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#15 posted 03-09-2018 02:05 AM

Cool looking! Never have tried working with the stuff.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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