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Here is a picture frame I recently completed for my Dad's birthday. Curly maple and Purpleheart, splines are hard maple. Finish was a dilute application of Transtint vintage maple, sanded back to the facegrain to pop the curl, followed by 1 thinned coat of Arm-R-Seal gloss as a seal coat. This was followed by 4 coats of full strength Arm-R-Seal gloss wiped on, and the last coat a thinned coat of the Arm-R-Seal.

Thanks for looking, comments appreciated!

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Very Nice Job! Miters are very tight, as are the joints between the Maple/PurpleHeart, and the curl is beautifully popped! Thanks for showing!
 

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Beautiful I dig it, frames are really hard for me. You did a awesome job.
 

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wow, it turned out beautiful. Great work
 

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Really nice work. May I ask how you got the miters so perfect?
 

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Beautiful frame and I have the same print. Looks like I am going to buy some curly maple and get to work.
 

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garbonsai doing it again, if I had had more time, I would have built myself a miter sled for the table saw. For this project though, I stacked and cut the two long pieces together and the two short pieces together on the miter saw. I used carpet tape to stick the boards together and a couple of screws on the cutoff ends to keep everything nice and tight.
 

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Awesome, great job
 

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@danofpaco: That's impressive. Even with a sled, my miters usually don't turn out that nice. Congratulations.
 

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Beautiful work. Much better than my first posted project! Welcome to LJ's!
 

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I like the combination of the woods, very nice work!
 
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