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A dream Come True

I sketched this out and thought it would be an ultra atomic design for a frame. Today with the help of my step-father Dave we finished building it.

When we purchased the panther print off of Craigslist I needed an ultra cool frame to put it in. I figured I would just wait till a Carlo frame was available to put it in but then I got to thinking why don’t I just design one. From a previous post I had glued the boards together and sketched out the design. Today we cut the frame out and router-ed the edges on both sides of the frame to make them round.

Yep, that's my step-dad Dave giving me a hard time.... right back at ya buddy! The frame is all cut out now and needs to be sanded.

As you can see all the corners are rounded and it is really starting to look like something.

This shows you what I am going for.

The next step is to apply paint. I wanted to use black and a retro green color that works well with the print.

I used a small roller to get a more uniform finish. I plan to break up the colors.

Now it just needs to dry.

Ta da! Here it is. I still need to get a piece of glass. I also need to add a pair of ceramic stars I got from my friend Frank. They are off of a Moss lamp.

This frame is ridiculous. It is soo atomic. I have my eye on another print to go in the matching frame I still have to make. I am really pleased with the way this turned out.

 

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  1. That is really a cool frame! Nice job.

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  2. Oh lord, there are no words for your never ending talent Mr. Hepcat! In fact I’m running out of “Oooo’s & Ahhhh’s”! Oh wait! I found another one….Simply magnificant! (ok, that was two words but you KNOW, no matter what – I’m NEVER at a loss for words particularly for your creations :- )
    ~Vic~

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    • Hepcat Restorations

      As always thanks Vic for all your kind words and support. I am soo glad you dig the frame. I hope to knock out another one soon.

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  3. That turned out great! Love the colors and the shape you chose…

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    • Hepcat Restorations

      Thanks! I took sometime to think it out and the sketch was a great reference to build the frame off of. I am soo glad you like it!

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  4. That looks so incredible! Love it.

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  5. Amazing, amazing, amazing. Whatta gorgeous frame…!! Gives me inspiration for requests of my FIL….just to make the frame so I can paint it. Wowza!

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    • Hepcat Restorations

      You should ask your FIL to knock out one of these. It really isn’t that hard. Now that I have done it I know I could duplicate the frame. That’s what family is for!

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  6. Amazing, Amazing, Amazing. Gives me such ideas as to what to request of my FIL….

    You guys did a fantastic job, it looks so fantastic!

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  7. Very nice!! I think I may need to borrow your step-dad! I LOVE the star in the corner. It totally makes the frame. Post a pic when it’s hanging on the wall. I would love to see how it looks in it’s perfect spot.

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    • Hepcat Restorations

      Lol, Dave is great at woodwork. I restore almost anything but woodworking is not something I have a lot of practice with. I guess I am an apprentice for now.Thanks for your post.

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  8. When I saw the first picture of the frame I wondered if it would turn out nice or not, leaning more on not. But seeing the last picture of the frame with the Panther inside I have to say that I was totally wrong. It turned out beautiful and I can just imagine it fully completed and hanging on the wall. You have great vision my friend.

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    • Hepcat Restorations

      Hey Will,
      Thanks for your kind words. It was pretty rough at some points but it all worked out. Thanks for checking the site out!

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  9. Love it Shane… Really came out nice. You do amazing work

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