Fancy Frame

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Project by joejt posted 12-06-2007 11:02 PM 3654 views 15 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This frame is made of Maple and Makore.

The 1/4” thick makore inserts for the corners and the center frame are inlaid 1/8” and stand proud of the maple frame by 1/8”. I especially like the feather effect of the makore grain on the finished corners.

It is finished with lacquer.

-- joejt

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#1 posted 12-06-2007 11:56 PM

I really like the design of the frame and the contrast between the makore and the maple, very nice indeed. I don’t use makore much as I find the dust to be irritating causing me to sneeze continuously for a couple of days. How do you find amkore to work with?

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#2 posted 12-07-2007 01:32 AM

yes, the makore dust is irritating to me, too. I wore a good dust mask when cutting and sanding. Also I used a dust collector at the table saw and bandsaw. Air filtration in the shop helps. I did find the wood nice to work with and it finishes easily.

-- joejt

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#3 posted 12-07-2007 02:31 AM

I think this is one classy looking frame. I really like the design, and the contrast in woods used…... And… the picture subject is great too. I love aviation, and it’s art…..Is that a Waco bipe?

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#4 posted 12-07-2007 02:32 AM

Beautiful work.The inserts really make the piece stand out.Great choice of wood types.

-- Rick,Neoga,IL.

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#5 posted 12-07-2007 02:36 AM

A very beautiful frame. The design, with the curved sides, and the contrasting corners draw your eye to the picture very well. Great project…

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

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#6 posted 12-07-2007 02:44 AM

Great design and fine workmanship!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 12-07-2007 03:35 AM

There are 2 Waco Bi-planes in the picture – one on the ground and one in the air.

-- joejt

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#8 posted 12-07-2007 03:40 AM

Nice curves. I like how the corners accentuate them. Great job.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#9 posted 12-07-2007 04:54 AM

Outstanding frame design and craftsmanship. I really like the contrasting woods and design elements, like the curved portions.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 12-07-2007 02:17 PM

Very nice frame Joe!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#11 posted 12-07-2007 02:21 PM

I knew they were Waco’s…........ I was a real giant scale R/C airplane buff for about the last 25 years. I have built and flown model airplanes most of my life…..and will probably do some more in the future….... Just love the Waco.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#12 posted 12-07-2007 02:26 PM

Excellent design and execution. Nice frame!


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#13 posted 12-09-2007 03:21 AM

Very neat & original.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 12-09-2007 06:03 AM

wow…i love this!!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#15 posted 08-25-2008 10:08 PM

yup very fancy

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

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