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Project by Todd McDonald "2 Bored Saws" posted 10-25-2012 04:57 AM 1884 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife bought these two posters to hang in our house ( I love the classics). She called me and asked if I wanted her to spend $50 dollars a piece on frame or did I want to make them. “WELL DUH!” Don’t tell her I said that please!

-- It is fun to see where an imagination and two bored saws will get you.

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#1 posted 10-25-2012 05:00 AM

She finished them with a two tone dry brush scheme.

-- It is fun to see where an imagination and two bored saws will get you.

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#2 posted 10-25-2012 05:36 AM


Nice Frames AND Classic! The Rear looks like a 59 Caddy Eldorado but I’m not so sure about the Front?

Am I close???? ....LOL…


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#3 posted 10-25-2012 09:50 AM

Good job on frames. Surprised she even asked.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 10-25-2012 10:25 AM

Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 10-25-2012 11:10 AM

Not surprised she asked, that’s a very polite way to ask “will you have the time to make the frames and do you want to, or shall I buy them readymade at an insane price?” ;)

And you post these just when I ordered two very old posters (circa 1800) myself :D

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#6 posted 10-25-2012 11:44 AM

My wife hates that saying “I can make it cheaper”.

Nice pieces.

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#7 posted 10-25-2012 01:05 PM

Nice frames!! If my wife does buys wood items I usually wind up repairing them or reinforcing them because of the cheap methods they use on production items. She knows better now and show me what she want me to make!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 10-25-2012 01:20 PM

Nice job. Also your wife did a great job on the paint, it matches the poster theme well.

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#9 posted 10-25-2012 07:52 PM

sure a chevy 59 had to have the best frame ….
good job finding those posters :-)


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#10 posted 10-25-2012 08:44 PM

Maybe 58 desoto, for the front pic? Last year for HEMI….......

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#11 posted 10-25-2012 09:18 PM

Exactly !!! Make one if you can! Excellent work.

#12 posted 10-25-2012 11:00 PM

Thank you, guys!As for the front picture, I have been trying to find a bumper like that but no luck. There are so many head lights that look the same that year. If we could just see a little more of the hood.

-- It is fun to see where an imagination and two bored saws will get you.

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