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    Three 8x10 Frames

    I am still just getting warmed up after a 2 year hiatus so I am doing some small items to wake up my muscle memory .



    One of these goes to a neighbor who just had a birthday. The other two will find homes during Christmas I bet.




    Below order, left to right is Peruvian Walnut, Black Walnut and Sapele.





    The inner frame on the left is Curly Maple. The other two are Tiger Maple. Finish is a Transtint Medium Brown wash on the outer frames and ARS as a topcoat on everything.
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    Those look great!
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    Those are outstanding!
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    Thanks guys. Baby steps right now. Next will be some boxes or small wall cabinets I think. By summer I should be ready to start on the bedroom set, the sideboard, the kitchen island, various tables and cabinetry . . . I think my to-do list should last from here to dementia even without taking any commissions .
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    Beautiful set of frames. Those clamping cauls look super useful. Where did you pick up that idea? I’ve never seen those before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe A Faulkner View Post
    Beautiful set of frames. Those clamping cauls look super useful. Where did you pick up that idea? I’ve never seen those before.

    I was trying to make Shop Made "Blokkz" and this is what I came up with. I'm sure I picked up the general idea somewhere along the way; I'm not that clever ;-)
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    Great looking frames Glenn. Picture frames are not that easy to build. Looks like you have a good system figured out. Very Nice

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    These are fine examples of your frames using contrasting woods. I have admired the many frames you have previously posted. Thanks for sharing.
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    Thanks for the follow-up Glen. Nice tool/jig tip.

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    Well done Glenn!
    Ken

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    Those Blokkz's are great and part of what I love so much about this forum. Thanks for sharing, and your frames came out beatiful!

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    framing is so much work!! ....those came out wonderful!!!

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    Excellent work.
    Best Regards,

    Gordon

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    Thanks guys. I'm trying to get my chops back up to snuff before I start larger items for the home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    Thanks guys. I'm trying to get my chops back up to snuff before I start larger items for the home.
    Glenn - just saw this and I can relate. I have been working on my shop as time allows for 3 years now and it is not done but functional and currently buried in a living room gut and redo.

    I told my wife recently a lot of the things I built a few years back I am not sure I could build right now.

    Since I don't do this for a living, a lot of the muscle memory as you mentioned is not there if not kept current. Looking forward to retirement when I can get into some consistency.

    Nice frames BTW.
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    Kris

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