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    Frame for a Wedding Present

    I've been taking care of a long list of little items that has backed up. This is the inside trim for an 11" x 14" wedding picture. This is only the inside trim portion but, it had such a sweet curl in the maple, I had to share it early .

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    Wow ! that's some pretty Maple looks great What finish did you use?

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    Thanks Charles. The finish protocol is sand to 400 grit, flood with 1:1:1 of BLO, mineral spirits and varnish. I use a phenolic modified / alkyd resin varnish from Cabot's lately. Flood the surface and let sit 20 minutes or so. Wipe completely dry and flood again. Let sit an additional 20 minutes or so and then rub it off as if you've changed your mind. Wait 30 minutes to an hour and go back and wipe it again. Monitor (and wipe any weeping if necessary; probably not so much on maple, lots on mahogany though) a couple times a day for a few days. There is a long cure period on this finish but, I do enjoy the result. The outer frame will be walnut oiled dark. I will supply it with a mat for 11 x 14 and an 8 x 10 as we cannot get a commitment on size. Ah, youth .
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    Beautiful frame, Glenn!!!
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    Sure is some pretty wood
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    you must have paid a pretty penny for that much curl glenn
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    you must have paid a pretty penny for that much curl glenn
    Oddly enough that section came out of a stack of maple I had picked up for secondary wood. I noticed the caramel colored ripples along the edge of one board and re-sawed into it and there it was ;-)
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    Great looking frame and figure. Found a similar gem a few years back that I still have some of. They had it stacked and priced with the regular maple.
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    That is one beautiful hunk of wood Glenn. I'm eager to see the final result when it is contrasted against the dark walnut.

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