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A friend brought me a 12" x 12" ceramic tile with a picture of a Kookaburra and asked if I could make a frame for it. I'm sure there are as many ways to make frames as there are members, but in the hope that someone somewhere may be interested in how I went about it, I present this photo shoot.
The wood is West Australian Jarrah and I started by ripping two 40mm strips and ended by applying two liberal coats of Shellac by brush followed by two coats of low sheen spray lacquer rubbed down when hardened with dry 0000 grade wire wool which left a very smooth natural looking finish.
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Nice write up Harry, I believe I will bookmark this for quick future use. Thank you.

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An excellent documentation of a fine project Harry. Love to see all the different tools and learn about your woods. Have a great day.
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Good looking job, Harry. Thanks for the photo shoot.

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I'm glad you are up to working in the shop again Harry. The 3 groove design gives this piece a rustic feel... it just seems right for the subject matter. I like it.

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Great results Harry and thanks for sharing the process. Glad to hear you are back to working in the shop.
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Thanks guys, I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things but the darn shingles are taking their time to leave, they must enjoy my company.

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Really nice Harry really impressed with the nice clean squares in the corners. Nice lite fluting makes it look like a new rustic.

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Great pitorial Harry. You're the one who always requests photo shoots and this is a perfect example of why. Anyone who stumbles upon this forum can probably create a mitered frame of some sort. But when we see how someone else has done it, we all learn some new tricks. I really like the end result with the grooves.

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Thanks for the kind comments rusty. This evening the friend for whom I made that frame, came round with his wife bearing a similar tile but only 6" x 6" and she was prepared to grovel to get me to make it into a trivet. Well there was no need for her to grovel, I look forward to variety in my projects. I haven't given any thought into how I will make this one but will work it out once I'm ready to start next week.

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