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    Just finished this one up for a friend's wife, a Marylin nut.
    It's a Jeff Z pattern, and I hope I didn't mess it up too much. Photography isn't really my thing, but I wanted to try and show off at least a little...
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    Joel

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    Looking good Joel! I sure don't see anything wrong with it. I'm sure your wifes friend will love it. The frame just tops it off.
    Bill

    DeWalt 788



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    • #3
      Joel, you did some nice work cutting that picture.

      Bob
      Delta P-20 & Q-3

      I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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      • #4
        Great job Joel, haven't tried protraits yet but want to. Frame & mats also look good. I make all my frames & mat cutting. Did you do this one? If so, good job on it also.
        Troy

        Scrollin' with DeWalt DW788

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        • #5
          The whole project looks bang on to me. Congrats!
          Jeff Powell

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          • #6
            Nice job and I, too, like the matting. Seems fitting for such a beauty. I've got that pattern on a back burner and will attempt it one day.
            Mike

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            • #7
              That's a very well done cutting Joel and nicely framed. I'm sure your wife's friend will love it
              Ian

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              • #8
                JoelM, great job of cutting. My only suggestion would be to use wood with less grain for portraits.
                Mick, - Delta P-20

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                • #9
                  Excellent cutting Joel, well done.
                  kevin/pitbull.

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                  • #10
                    Thank you for the kind words! I do appreciate it.

                    The recipient loved it and I now have about 6 more requests for portaraits from people who saw it. This is a lot of fun!

                    Mick, thanks for the advice, I agree 100%. I used oak ply, which didn't look as grainy when I started, but when I finished it with BLO, the grain popped a litle more than expected. I'm going to try baltic birch for the next one and see how that works.

                    Troy, I bought the matte board and frame but I'm going to try my hand at framing in the near future. One of the graphic designers at work is also going to show me how to cut matte boards, so we'll see how that goes.
                    Last edited by JoelM; 03-03-2007, 02:53 PM.
                    Joel

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                    • #11
                      I like the grain in that portrait. I dont think it will look near as nicely in baltic birch. I think its perfect just how it is Joel .Dale
                      Dale w/ yella saws

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                      • #12
                        Oooh...I LOVE that. Wonderful job!
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