Some picture frames

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    Peter George
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    Here are some frames I’ve made over the last little while.

    The one with the Blake print is cherry.

    I was going for a more rustic look on the maple frame with the photo of the barn.

    With the mahogany frames, I was going for an Arts and Crafts look. They are joined with mortise and tenon joints.

    Peter in
    Biggar SK
    "New York is big, but this is Biggar"

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    Brett aka Pheasantww
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    @pheasantww

    Great job Peter. Add some of those black square pegs to the mahogany frames and they will really look arts and crafty’s.

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

    #125110
    LeanneFleming
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    @leannefleming

    Peter, nice frames. I really like the maple frame and the photo of the barn. The frame suits the picture well and the colour makes the tree stand out. Did you leave the maple unfinished?

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Matt McGrane
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    @mattmcgrane

    Nicely done, Peter. I think you nailed the look you were going for with the maple. And I really like the mahogany frames. I’ll bet those thin mortises and tenons were challenging.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #126404
    Peter George
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    @pjgeorge

    Thanks for your kind responses. Sorry for the late reply, I somehow missed this.

    Leanne, I used a water based dye, wiped off very quickly to bring out the rough grain. I then finished it with a couple of coats of Tried and True varnish oil. (one of my favourite finishes.) The clipped corners were serendipitous. I cut one side a little too short and so did the same on the rest of the pieces. I’m quite please with the effect.

    The print is one of the ones I am most proud of.

    Matt, I used 1/4 inch wide mortises, and was very careful as I e=pected to split the upright piece if I got too aggressive. I made them 3/4 inch deep. The real challenge was the stopped rebate on the vertical pieces. I’m sure there’s an easy way to do that by hand, but i ended up using a tailed router.

    I’ve added another frame. My wife asked me to reframe the watercolour as she didn’t like the metal frame. I think the quarter sawn oak works quite well.

    Peter in
    Biggar SK
    "New York is big, but this is Biggar"

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    Matt McGrane
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    @mattmcgrane

    Really interesting ray patterns on the frame. Makes it look like the picture is shining like the sun. Looks really cool.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

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