Picture Frame

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Project by DaleM posted 01-15-2011 05:31 AM 1960 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a carved frame I made for someone. The picture that went in it is her husband with his stepfather, which is the reason for the quote “It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons” by Johann Friedrich Von Schiller . As usual, I wish I had taken better pictures. I’m lucky my wife took a picture or I would have nothing at all. That’s my fault for procrastinating, because I ended up rushing to get this done so she could give it as a Christmas gift. I did it in white pine since it is easy to carve. There are floating tenons inside each corner. I learned it is very hard to carve small letters like this. I routed away what I could, then used a mini-dremel, gouges, and a knife. I welcome any comments, good or bad.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#1 posted 01-15-2011 05:35 AM

Dale, You obviously put a lot of thought and effort into this project. Very Nice!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#2 posted 01-15-2011 05:57 AM

wow very nice job.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#3 posted 01-15-2011 01:37 PM

Great frame very fine carving details

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#4 posted 01-16-2011 07:15 AM

You are a talented craftsman. It is very beautiful.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#5 posted 04-13-2011 06:33 AM

That’s a real nice job carving and making that picture frame. I thought it was a cnc job at first. I hope that you get to post another one someday.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#6 posted 04-13-2011 06:42 AM

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. Darrell, I wish I had a CNC. I was really worried doing this frame because I had cut the pieces long, did all the carving, then cut the miters. If I had messed up the miters on the top or bottom, it would mean many hours of carving to replace it. I would have cut the miters first, but I was worried about chipping or denting one of the corners while carving. Six of one, half dozen of another….

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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