Making 141 Picture Frames

Making 141 Picture Frames

December 2, 2019 100 By Peter Engel


Hey everyone Michael Alm here yeah so I am working on an absolutely massive project I have spent the last two years painting
every mammal in Washington State there are 141 mammals and I have less
than 10 left to go I one month left until my art show and I decided to frame
all of those paintings so I have to make 141 frames inside of a month. I’ve never
done anything like this before this is more frames than I’ve probably made in my entire life so we’re gonna see how it goes okay it is day two and I managed to get
everything milled yesterday which I’m really happy about next thing I need to
do is start cutting miters in order to do that I’m going to swap out the blade
again and then set up my mitre cutting sled my hands are crazy fatigued after
cutting all those parts that’s 300 and I need to cut 300 more I need to make some
alterations that sled just so that I can keep going today is day three I’ve got all the
pieces cut out so now it’s time for glue all right I’ve lost track of the days. I don’t
know what day it is in this whole thing anyway yeah I’m gonna get to sanding and
then yeah hopefully finish tomorrow Hooo! I’m done! done.
Done with sanding. huh. Alright, moving on to finish okay it is week four. Ehe end of the week,
and these are all finished they’re they’re finished they’re finished I
finally finished them I’ve put two coats of finish on them normally I would put
three but careful Michael let’s just get into mounting the
paintings The one that I got is the fox I got the Sea Otter SMASH THAT LIKE BUTTON Smash that like button and subscribe! This is my purchase. I logged into the site at 12:01 and as I was scrolling down, I watched them sell sell sell And I was so worried It’s going really good that was a month that was a solid month
and the shows happened it went great we sold 92 by the end of the opening
which is amazing I had no idea that’s so awesome there are still paintings left
and I feel like there’s still some good ones left so I’ll post in the
description below where you can pick them up I had a lot of help with this
project and I want to shout out some people that just were so clutch during
this whole thing so Thank You Ghost Gallery of course Thank You Bellevue
Fine Art Reproduction for scanning all of those images I didn’t have time to do
that and thank you to Dan over at Gallery Frames he hustled and got all
the plexiglass and and backerboard cut when I was like I don’t think I’ve time
for this so anyway thanks to those people thanks to Ashley for helping me
out in the shop she helped with sanding and some of the finished work and then
Erik thank you very much for helping shoot so yeah this was this was a hell
of a thing I really appreciate you guys sticking around for it let me know I’m
curious if people would want to see more painting videos I just don’t know how to
navigate that on this channel if you’re just like stick to the woodworking
that’s all we want to see that’s fine yeah follow me on instagram if you want
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out and other than that I think that’s it thanks for sticking around I’ll catch
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