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    Does anyone on here make their own frames? if so, what would you charge per frame (one foot by one foot is the scrollwork size)

    If you don't make your own, where do you get your frames? Im looking for something cheaper (yet still decent quality) than 16.99.

    Can anyone help me out on the matter?

    ~Tim
    'smile it makes people wonder what your up to, and brightens anothers day.'

  • #2
    I make some of my frames, but I would have to pay people to take them. That is not a good thing for me to make.

    Bob
    Delta P-20 & Q-3

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

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    • #3
      Check Michael's and Hobby Lobby, especially when the frames are on sale.

      Earl

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      • #4
        I make all my own frames,But unfortunately I don't think I would be able to sell them that cheap not the way I make them anyway.Sorry,


        Jerry
        Don't worry be scrolling

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        • #5
          Anyone know anywhere online i could look at for some decent (not so painful on the wallet) the less the frames for, the less it costs a customer to buy my work.

          I might just have to break down and buy the stuff to make em.

          Thanks for any and all suggestions,
          ~Tim
          'smile it makes people wonder what your up to, and brightens anothers day.'

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          • #6
            I buy mine at Wal Mart...not too expensive and decent.
            Check me out on the web:
            http://www.kerrysworld.com

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            • #7
              Quality frames are tricky to make if they're gong to look good:

              http://www.framing4yourself.com/

              So, Wal Mart is absolutely the best bang for the buck. Of course, if you want something very special, making them can work out. Take this one, for example:



              I have sort of a parallel situation with puzzle boxes. I started making them because the cheap ones weren't up to the quality of the puzzles, but now I'd be afraid to stop because people love the handmade boxes.

              Pete

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              • #8
                Ac moore, they always have decent coupons. And their frames are good quality.
                I have also made my own, The train frame was made from walnut flooring scraps, the bike frame was one from AC Moore.
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                • #9
                  Idea for a frame

                  You could take baltic birch ply or any other ply, and stain it,
                  Cut out a basic shape, maybe even layer it.
                  You could then cut the name of the car you are framing in the wood.
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                  • #10
                    Mick, - Delta P-20

                    A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

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                    • #11
                      Pete, I find it interesting that you would post a pic that way, I think you should identify the artist who created that fine piece.
                      Marsha
                      LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Marsha
                        Pete, I find it interesting that you would post a pic that way, I think you should identify the artist who created that fine piece.
                        Marsha
                        I have to agree with Marsha.

                        Jeff Powell, the intarsia guru, makes a mean frame!

                        Also, I think it was Steviewood who posted a short tutorial somewhere on here on his rustic frames.

                        I make some of my frames, but use exotics or figured domestic woods and charge accordingly. I've found I cannot compete with Walmart, Michaels, Joanne's, etc...for discount oak or dunnowood frames.
                        ‎"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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                        • #13
                          I simply make a square frame the size I need then take my moto tool with a high speed cutter to it to resemble TREE-BARK then take a torch to it to burn off the fuzztes and give it the darkness that I want. Like the ones here. Steve
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Marsha
                            Pete, I find it interesting that you would post a pic that way, I think you should identify the artist who created that fine piece.
                            Marsha
                            "Interesting" is an interesting choice of word.

                            Pardon my faux pas. Yes, it's Jeff Powell's (our very own workin for wood), from this thread:

                            http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/int...ation/9358.htm

                            I was thinking that everybody must have seen that one!

                            Pete

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                            • #15
                              I've spent so much time looking at and reading the "Call to Arms" thread. And now Jeff's intarsia portrait thread.

                              I hadn't seen those frames of yours Steve. I really like them. And for such an easy technique. (easy as is not complicated)
                              Kevin

                              Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. -- Dr. Seuss

                              NEW DeWalt 788 and that old, Jimmy- Jerry- and Kevin-rigged Delta 40-560

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