Inlaid Frame

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Project by klinkman posted 10-31-2020 10:00 PM 493 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a frame I made to celebrate my son’s college graduation.

Overall is about 19” x 15.5” from 7/8” Walnut inlaid with maple and padauk. I had to make a new shooting board to get the miters to fit, each corner is splined. Finished with 4 coats of shellac and paste wax applied with 0000 steel wool.

As is typical, I have way too much time into this project but I like the way it came out, simple, substantial, a nice compliment to his diploma and something I hope he is happy to hang on the wall for years to come. Thanks for looking.

-- Klinkman, hand tool enthusiast

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#1 posted 11-01-2020 01:16 AM

Double congratulations are in order.
Well done to you and your son.
The frame turned out great.

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#2 posted 11-01-2020 02:54 AM

Nice! That’s a good looking frame, and a nice way for him to show off his diploma.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 11-01-2020 06:11 AM

Sharp looking frame with the insert, and the color choices go real good together. Great job. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#4 posted 11-01-2020 05:07 PM

Nice work!!!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#5 posted 11-01-2020 05:32 PM

Don’t think you wasted a minute making that piece – he’ll appreciate it forever.

-- Bstrom

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#6 posted 11-01-2020 10:48 PM

Nice frame and idea to honor your son’s accomplishment.

-- Brian, North Carolina,

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#7 posted 11-11-2020 03:32 AM

That is REALLY nice. Well done!

-- Alberta, Canada

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#8 posted 11-11-2020 05:46 AM

Thank you all for your kind comments!

-- Klinkman, hand tool enthusiast

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