Wedding/Anniversary or Family photo plaque

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Project by Keith Fenton posted 12-10-2013 04:23 PM 2053 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this project for submission to Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine but I also added linework to my pattern packet for the version without a photo frame. Both versions of the plaque measure about 9.5” X 15”.

Picture 1 is how I submitted the project to the magazine
Picture 2 is an optional silhouette that you can put in the frame as a placeholder. It doubles as the backer for the photo.
Picture 3 is the version without a photo frame. (Look real closely at this one and you will see my secret – Photoshop can sometimes save me a lot of time!) ;)

This project was fairly easy to make although the fretwork flourishes do require cutting in the proper order to reduce the chance of breaking while cutting and the serifs on the smaller text do make this text take a bit of time and care. The wood used was curly maple.

The frame fits a standard 3.5” X 5” photo although the corners of the photo need to be rounded. There is a 1/4” wide X 1/8” deep rabbet on the back for the photo and backer and of course the backer itself is made of 1/8” plywood. The perimeter of the plaque and the front edge of the photo frame are routed with a 1/8” roundover bit.

The pattern is available on our website (link is in my signature).

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 12-10-2013 04:32 PM

I like it very much and I am sure it will be in my collection soon. Thanks for posting.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#2 posted 12-10-2013 04:41 PM

really nice project keith, i always enjoy seeing your scroll work, and the happily ever after is a nice plaque for a couple to have, maybe you could also do something like this except for people and there pets…i hope your doing well, it was a tough year…now a new one comes, with happy memories to make…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 12-10-2013 06:50 PM

Very nice Keith
Your plaques are great.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 12-10-2013 07:48 PM

Very nice scrollwork .

-- Todd

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#5 posted 12-11-2013 02:05 AM

Love your work Keith! Beautiful piece.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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Keith Fenton

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#6 posted 12-11-2013 08:38 AM

Thanks guys.

Grizz – I will certainly keep that in mind… I should make some kind of pet frame for sure.

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