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    I know this isn't scroll saw work - but I just finished this frame and had to post. This photo was entered in a Fur Rondy contest this year and was placed just outside the Co-Op I belong to and I had to look at it for 2 weeks, and the more I looked at it the more I fell in love with the photo. I was fortunate enough to contact the photographer and for a small donation to a waterfowl conservation group I was able to obtain the picture. The picture is of a red necked grebe and was taken at Potters Marsh which is just south of Anchorage. The picture was actually a mistake - the gal that took it had some settings on her camera out of whack or out of adjustment, anyway she messed around with the photo and this is what it wound up to be. I had the matting done at Micheal's and did the frame myself. Started with 1 inch oak, planed it down to 3/4, cut the cove on my table saw, and added the 1 inch trim on the outside as well. I put 2 coats of natural wood stain and 3 coats of semi-gloss lacquer on it.
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    Douglas Fraser
    Eagle River, Alaska

    My Gallery - Aurora Wood Crafts

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    Beautiful frame, and yes the photo is a great one.
    Rolf
    RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
    Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
    Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
    And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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    • #3
      Douglas that looks like a water color painting. Very nice picture and I really like the frame you made.
      Hawaiilad
      Larry

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      • #4
        Thanks Larry and Rolf - the picture is really cool. I learned some very important lessons on this frame - I know why it is so expensive for a "real" frame. The frame is quite simple when you get down to the basics but its still very time consuming. Another lesson is - don't leave yourself an extra 2 inches of material when you need 4! Finally - if your trying to remember the dimensions it means you should get your tape measure out and use it, that's how you wind up needing 4 extra inches instead of 2 inches.
        Douglas Fraser
        Eagle River, Alaska

        My Gallery - Aurora Wood Crafts

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