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Project by bonobo posted 01-07-2021 07:54 PM 1089 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is elm burl veneer over pine with a pine backing. I scratch beaded the mouldings in poplar because it was what I had on hand but I’m not totally happy with the results – the ink raised the grain a lot more than in other woods I’ve “ebonized”. The profiles are tiny, so it wasn’t possible to sand the grain back fully without losing a lot of detail. The butt jointed 4-way join on the back is copied from period examples I found online.

Edit: I should plug the Veritas shooting fence. Doing mitres was something I always hated but the adjustability of this fence made it a lot less frustrating. The installation instructions are faulty and the brass threaded inserts are too brittle for the task but a great tool otherwise.

-- “Don't yet rejoice in his defeat, you men! Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.” —Bertolt Brecht





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#1 posted 01-08-2021 01:51 AM

wow how over looked and under complimented a project.this frame is gorgeous and so well executed i cant believe it doesn’t have a dozen posts yet.it’s superb woodworking my friend.im giving it a top 3 now.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 01-08-2021 12:28 PM

Well done on this frame. Great wood and very fine details.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#3 posted 01-08-2021 02:58 PM

That is a gorgeous frame!

-- Mark, “It’s not a mistake, it’s a design feature”

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#4 posted 01-09-2021 02:05 AM

Thank you all for the kind words!

-- “Don't yet rejoice in his defeat, you men! Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.” —Bertolt Brecht

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