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Project by RusticElements posted 04-12-2008 09:33 PM 1585 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A friend asked me to make 12 picture frames in about 24 hours for a show she had. I managed to get these 7 done. Turns out she misunderstood the deadline so I have lots of time to make the rest.

They are made of salvaged oak flooring. Some are just finished plain, others are burnt with a torch and finished. Stain would have taken too long to dry.

-- Michael R. Harvey - Brewster, NY - - -

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#1 posted 04-13-2008 12:45 AM


These are nice frames.

I am just curious. Did she give you the frames sizes or did you frame the pictures as well?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 04-13-2008 12:48 AM

The paintings are on Masonite (hardboard). She just gave me a pile of paintings and I cut the wood to fit. A lot easier to frame than canvas.

-- Michael R. Harvey - Brewster, NY - - -

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#3 posted 04-13-2008 02:18 AM

Why not go into business making frames Mike, you do a great job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 04-13-2008 02:59 PM

Nice job, Mike. I’m getting back into woodworking after 30+ years and want to make some frames to practice mitering. The hardest part to me has been seeing the cutting point on my Ryobi miter saw. Trying to cut using the longest points is the most difficult for me. Any suggestions?

-- Tigger, Texas

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#5 posted 04-13-2008 05:34 PM

Grumpy – Since you mentioned it, I think I’ll take a couple of Jenna’s paintings and have them for sale, as well as a sign that says “Custom Frame Work Available”.

Tigger – Actually, I’m new to this woodworking stuff, at least as far as detailed work goes. I could only suggest more light, perhaps a clamp on light, that points at the saw table. Also, I usually just touch the wood with the spinning blade and then lift it again to see if I hit the mark right. If it’s wrong, I adjust the position and do it again.

-- Michael R. Harvey - Brewster, NY - - -

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#6 posted 04-16-2008 03:41 PM

impressive – what a task you took on.
Well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#7 posted 04-16-2008 03:58 PM

I like to make frames after finishing other projects. It is great to run thin stock into long lengths and store them so that when you need a frame, you have milled stock ready.

-- making sawdust....

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