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Offline bkharman

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A couple of frames
« on: September 20, 2017, 09:25 PM »
I have been swamped with my new role at my new company and haven’t done any substantial projects of late but this one seemed like a good fit to me (based on the lack of member projects chain earlier).

I moved into my new house we built almost 10 months ago and wanted to do something “local” for some wall art. In Cincinnati there used to be a Tall Stacks festival where all the riverboats came and it was a 4 day party with these water based museums. Last time it was in town, my wife got a nice little poster and some lithos and I said “I will make some frames for them!”... that was about 8 years ago. When we moved we found them and I was bound and determined not to let it go.

I made two frames and each with a different style to fit the art.

First one:  the snake wall poster



It is made of 4/4 walnut with an ebony stain.  Coated with GF topcoat. I wanted the walnut grain but a dark background to make the image pop. I have some details that I will post on making the frames a little later.

Second one:  4 historic images circa 1880



This is also walnut but with a maple inlay and splines. I didn’t have a spline jig for my CMS so I made one that I will also document in a separate thread.

This one is just coated with a few coats of General Finishes satin topcoat (love that stuff!)

I will also say that this was a Bryan project top to tails. I made the frames. Cut the glass for it. Even cut the mats for the frames. Was a small project but was very satisfying.

Cheers. Bryan.



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Offline eddomak

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Re: A couple of frames
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 09:28 PM »
I couldn't quite see the detail of the first frame but the second one looks fantastic!

Offline bkharman

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Re: A couple of frames
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 09:28 PM »
Here are a few more “action shots”. Will write up the jig in another thread.





Cheers. Bryan.



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Offline bkharman

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Re: A couple of frames
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2017, 09:42 PM »
I couldn't quite see the detail of the first frame but the second one looks fantastic!

Not much detail on the first one. Small bevel all around and a couple soaking coats of that dark stain. Here is a closer pic that might help.





Cheers. Bryan.



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Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: A couple of frames
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2017, 09:48 PM »
I like the fit to the photos color wise - very nice.

You used splines.  I was wondering if anyone has used dominos for picture frames.  I've used them for an octagonal frame, but not for 90 degree angles.

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: A couple of frames
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2017, 10:14 PM »
Very nice Bryan.

Tom

Offline bkharman

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Re: A couple of frames
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2017, 10:44 PM »
Very nice Bryan.

Tom

Thanks Tom.

Sorry I missed you guys this past weekend. I had my tickets, was ready to get a few drinks at the pub with you, Hans, Seth and Pater (and others) but ended up staying in London an extra day and then had delayed flights and... and... 

I didn’t get to attend and also forgot to cancel my hotel!  Seems like it was a lot of fun.

Cheers. Bryan.


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Offline Trosey

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Re: A couple of frames
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2017, 11:55 PM »
I like the fit to the photos color wise - very nice.

You used splines.  I was wondering if anyone has used dominos for picture frames.  I've used them for an octagonal frame, but not for 90 degree angles.

Yes, I have used dominoes for picture frames. It is a piece of cake. I used 20 mm by 40 mm frame material. 8 mm round over on the outside with a 7 mm by 7 mm 45 degree chamfer edge. Also, used a 8 mm by 8 mm rabbet on the inside for the glazing and backer mat.

The 8 x 40 or 6 x 40 dominoes work great. Hook the pin or paddle set at 74 mm on the outside corner. plunge to 20 mm depth on each piece. no measuring, no marking.  Tight setting on one piece and a wider setting on the corresponding piece.

A 500 or 700 Domino works equally well. Put glue in the mortises and on the domino. Slide the corners into position and and pin nail( 23 gauge pins 5/8" long) from the back side. Much harder to explain than to do it.

HTH

Trosey







Offline Rob-GB

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Re: A couple of frames
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2017, 09:43 AM »
Really like frame no.2 and the picture content, I have some old pictures of the bay I grew up around from my Mum that will get a frame when we finally get into our forever home and that inlay style would really suit them too. Thanks for posting this one up  [big grin]
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Offline Cochese

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Re: A couple of frames
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2017, 10:05 AM »
I like the first one, as I'm more of a simple modern man myself. I can obviously see the skill in the second one as well.

Offline mike_aa

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Re: A couple of frames
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2017, 11:08 PM »
Some classy creative frames there, Bryan.

Thanks for sharing!

Mike A.

Offline RogerF

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Re: A couple of frames
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2017, 09:57 AM »
Very nice. I like them both, especially the first one. I like the GF satin too. Did you spray them or brush?

Offline bkharman

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Re: A couple of frames
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2017, 05:42 PM »
Very nice. I like them both, especially the first one. I like the GF satin too. Did you spray them or brush?

Thanks Roger!

I wiped it on... 3 coats with a light sand between coat 2 and 3. Used a brown paper bag to “wipe” down after the 3rd coat to take nibs off.

Cheers. Bryan.


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