Wall hanging frame/gift

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Project by Tooch posted 11-16-2018 10:56 AM 741 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The principal at my school is (re)married to the nurse. So being that his birthday is coming up at the end of the month she asked me to make a “sign” for their new house. She wanted it to be simple and supplied a saying that they both like, so this is what I came up with.

The frame is Cherry, and the panel is Maple ply. Overall dimensions are roughly 10”can talk by 12” wide. Top and bottom pieces are 3/4” thick, and the 2 sides are only 5/8” thick which adds a little aesthetic feature.

Since it is put together with pocket holes, I assembled the frame first and then used a rabbet bit for the back panel after frame construction. It’s finished with several coats of satin lacquer.

Thanks for looking! As gift making season really starts up, don’t forget to work safe!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-16-2018 11:02 AM

Nice looking work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-16-2018 11:40 AM

Absolutely love it. Beautiful work buddy and the panel is amazing. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 11-16-2018 12:17 PM

Fantastic work Tooch! I know that will be hanging in their new home for eternity!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 11-16-2018 01:46 PM

The frame fits it well. Hopefully it will hang forever. Nice job Tooch.

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

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#5 posted 11-16-2018 01:52 PM

I like the frame.

What I really like is your add on at the end.

“As gift making season really starts up, don’t forget to work safe!”

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 11-16-2018 02:57 PM

Thanks guys, I appreciate all the comments.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#7 posted 11-16-2018 04:09 PM

Nice frame and real true words!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#8 posted 11-16-2018 04:59 PM

A treasure indeed!

I am sure it will be a cherished possession for many years.

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

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#9 posted 11-16-2018 06:37 PM

Very nice…beautiful gift. Letters are beautiful too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 11-17-2018 04:40 AM

What an amazing gift, it’s so nice.

If you ask me as a layman “what can you offer me?”
My answer would be nothing but free movie download sites to spice up your day ! #Lol

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