Introduction: IN MEMORIAM
This Instructable is in memory of a departed soul. Here is the story.
Step 1: THE RAGING TONERS
Back in the days before the Pandemic, my son and his friends formed a Karaoke Group they named The Raging Toners. An honorary member of this group passed away and my son asked me if I could add to this painting of the group I did back in 2015. He wanted his friend's image painted ethereally in the upper right corner which I did. Then he mentioned he wanted to present it to the bar in which they used to sing. The painting needed a frame.
Step 2: MATERIALS
A neighbor of mine was closing his woodshop and gave me lots of scrap hardwood lumber. In these scraps were pieces of oak and a piece of walnut which had a groove already in them. A grove the right thickness to fit the edges of the painting.
Step 3: THE BOARDS WERE TOO SHORT
The boards were not long enough to make a continuous frame so I improvised.
Step 4: I NEVER HAVE PROBLEMS
I ONLY HAVE CHALLENGES!
I connected the frame together with pieces of walnut. For a bit of pizazz, I made two keystones for the top and bottom connections and regular-sized pieces for the sides.
Step 5: GLUE AND BAMBOO SKEWERS
I glued all the pieces and secured all the corners with bamboo skewers.
Step 6: FINISHED WITH TUNG OIL
I used Tung Oil to finish the frame.
Step 7: THE FRAMED PAINTING IS DONE, BUT ...
I gave the painting to my son and he now waits for the bar to open when it is safe to do so.