Picture Frame

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Project by Gianni posted 02-24-2014 04:27 AM 1553 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a walnut and maple picture frame. Making it was pretty somple, rip, glue, plane, coved on the table saw. Cleaned up the coving with a curved card scraper, that was a first that made life infinitely easier than trying to sand out the saw marks.

Now the story: This was made for a friend’s parents. He died Thanksgiving day, and I was asked if I could frame an award to send to them. I really struggled to get started on a frame because it felt like all the ideas I came up with were lacking in one way or another. Once i started making progress on this, I felt pretty good about how things were turning out. There were definitely a few setbacks, including a hidden crack down one of the rails that didn’t show up until I started scraping the cove. As annoyed as I was, it made me laugh a bit, since overcoming such setbacks was a career for my friend.

Size (inside) is 11×17. The rails are probably around 3 1/2 wide or so, and the overall frame is substantial in size, but pretty light in weight. I haven’t peeled the plastic off the acrylic yet, I will do that once everything is in. I used acrylic because it has to survive getting shipped to India.

I hope his folks appreciate it.

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#1 posted 02-24-2014 01:05 PM

That is great. I will have to try something like that when I’m told to frame the next time.

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#2 posted 02-24-2014 01:06 PM

I’m sure they will. Nice job on this, looks great.

-- If you don't start building your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs.

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#3 posted 02-24-2014 01:54 PM

that looks really nice. Good job coving!

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#4 posted 02-25-2014 03:14 AM

Awesome looking frame and build.

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