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    Given the HIGH cost of having pieces framed, I thought I'd build my own. Curly maple with bubinga frame, total size is 12 1/2 X 12 1/2. Maple finished with Danish oil, frame finished with one coat danish oil, two coast MinWax glass varnish. Comments/critiques, positive or negative, welcome.

    ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

    D. Platt

  • #2
    Looks Beautiful to me!!!! dale
    Dale w/ yella saws

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    • #3
      Very nice work!

      Very nice work!
      I would have put a darker bakground to enhance the work AND the frame evenn more. Backgroung is so similar to the frame that the frame go unnoticed.

      My opinion, No prejudice. Keep-up the good work!

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      • #4
        Yeap I agree with boo
        Sharon--
        It is still very pretty tho

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        • #5
          Very nicely done.I have made frames for some of my cuttings, one set were barn board for the wolf drinking water and maple for an eagle cutout.The wolf was black background and the eagle was red. Can`t post pictures as our old computer runs so slow with the digital program installed I read yesterdays messages today
          Smitty
          Dewalt 788

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          • #6
            I like the frame and the finish.
            I will stand and not so much disagree with the others but I can see the merits of using a background and a frame of similar colours.

            There are times when subtle can say more than stark.
            I wish I could make frames like that!
            CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
            "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
            Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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            • #7
              Thanks for the comments folks. FWIW, I debated a dark vs red background for quite a while. Then went the subtle route to highlight the ram.

              And Carl, if I can make a frame, you can make a frame. The most time consuming part was changing the router bits...... About 45 minutes total, including tablesaw work, router work, sanding, glue-up and finishing. Of course I waited overnight for the glue to dry and didn't count that as "time"!!.......
              ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

              D. Platt

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              • #8
                It's a good frame . Getting those mitered corners to join can be tricky, so congratulations on getting the accuracy.

                Gill
                There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
                (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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                • #9
                  Very nice

                  Well done, bearfretworks

                  Danish oil and MinWax glass varnish? I'm looking for a gloss finish like that. I will defiantly try those. I do make frames and this one looks great. Keep up the good work.

                  -Bill
                  -Bill

                  My saw is a DeWalt788 Measure twice; cut once; count fingers after cut

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