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Two things to amuse you. The absolute garbage workmanship for what I thought would be a simple frame. There is not a single correct angle in the whole piece. It is even taco’d and not flat. I really need to invest in a a miter saw, trimmer or miter jack if I ever want to do this again. It’s mahogany, but I didn’t even bother to put a finish on it.

The other amusement is the saying passed on by a friend of mine from Moscow. “A man can watch three things indefinitely; water running, fire burning and another man working”. Made it when I had access to a laser cutter. It should have had a hammer and sickle instead of the Romanov eagle, and (later) another friend from St Petersburg translated it better than Google. It’s still funny me.

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 01-09-2021 02:25 PM

I like it, flaws and all.

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

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Keebler1

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#2 posted 01-09-2021 02:56 PM

Nice frame.

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drsurfrat

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#3 posted 01-09-2021 03:04 PM

Ha, thanks Keebs, really its NOT, but will protect the edges of the acrylic.

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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Andre

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#4 posted 01-09-2021 04:57 PM

LOL! No Drives me crazy to see something done wrong:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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pottz

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#5 posted 01-09-2021 05:41 PM

for frame work get a guillotine cutter and you will get perfect corners.

-- 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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Eric

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#6 posted 01-09-2021 06:55 PM

I always sneak up on the lines, worked great for a picture frame around windows, then pin the corners.

-- Eric, building the dream

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Oldtool

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#7 posted 01-09-2021 09:26 PM

That’s not funny, the correct description is; avant garde – new and unusual, especially in the arts. Woodworking is an art, right?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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mudflap4869

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#8 posted 01-09-2021 10:09 PM

So what is abnormal? That is the way my corners almost always turn out. Just gives the other person in my shop another opportunity to hear more of my bad language. And adds more kindling to my burn barrel.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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therealSteveN

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#9 posted 01-10-2021 01:08 AM

A person can easily make dead on 45’s with a cheap #5 hand plane, and a shooting board set up. Not hard to get dead angles.

Most of the real problem comes in carefully cutting all the sides of the frame to be exactly the same length for both sides, and both the top and bottoms. Sides don’t actually need to be same as the tops and bottoms.

It’s having differing lengths that mess up more frames than poor angles, because you can get a reasonable angle from most handheld saws in a miter box, or a motorized miter saw, or a table saw and a good accurate sled.

Sometimes though, as in your example above, if the contents held inside the frame are meant to be funny, having a less than perfect frame is part of the fun. I’d go with that. :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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Dark_Lightning

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#10 posted 01-10-2021 01:29 AM

I’m pretty sure that that should translate as, “water running (where/when did it get legs?), fire burning (yes- fire pretty!), and women (more yes!)”. 8^D

Sorry about the miters. I use butt joints for a reason.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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pottz

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#11 posted 01-10-2021 02:02 AM



I m pretty sure that that should translate as, “water running (where/when did it get legs?), fire burning (yes- fire pretty!), and women (more yes!)”. 8^D

Sorry about the miters. I use butt joints for a reason.

- Dark_Lightning


butt joints,shame on you lightning!

-- 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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Dark_Lightning

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#12 posted 01-10-2021 03:00 AM


I m pretty sure that that should translate as, “water running (where/when did it get legs?), fire burning (yes- fire pretty!), and women (more yes!)”. 8^D

Sorry about the miters. I use butt joints for a reason.

- Dark_Lightning

butt joints,shame on you lightning!

- pottz


Sadly, I’m really a heathen with miters. 8^/ But then most of my stuff is hack work, anyway! 8^D

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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pottz

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#13 posted 01-10-2021 03:08 AM


I m pretty sure that that should translate as, “water running (where/when did it get legs?), fire burning (yes- fire pretty!), and women (more yes!)”. 8^D

Sorry about the miters. I use butt joints for a reason.

- DarkLightning

butt joints,shame on you lightning!

- pottz

Sadly, I m really a heathen with miters. 8^/ But then most of my stuff is hack work, anyway! 8^D

- DarkLightning


hack work…..cmon man i hardly think so.take the pride in your work that i appreciate!

-- 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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Sasha

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#14 posted 01-10-2021 08:53 AM

Проточная вода – flowing water ( flowing honey ) – https://translate.google.com/

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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Sasha

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#15 posted 01-10-2021 09:09 AM

In Russian it sounds like this –
бесконечно можно смотреть на три вещи: как горит огонь, как течет вода и как работают другие люди – you can endlessly look at three things: how a fire burns, how water flows and how other people work

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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