I had three photos of my dad and my grandpa on the wall in my shop for a while now.
My grandpa, Jack Hannes, owned an auto repair shop in Auburn, Indiana and ran a small, local racing team as a hobby. My dad worked at the shop for a while and started driving for my Grandpa sometime around the time I was born in the early to mid eighties. My grandpa passed away when I was three, so I’m not totally clear on the timeline.
Two of the photos show my dad’s race car and one of the photos is taken outside my grandpa’s old shop. The third photo – the one pictured above in the upper right part of the frame – is of my Grandpa working on a carburetor (I think its a carburetor…I did not inherit the mechanic gene!) in his shop. Its a black and white photo printed on some sort of heavy duty card stock, and its one of my most prized possessions in my shop.
I’ve wanted to make a frame for these for a while and I’m proud to have this hanging on the wall in my shop.
I used my table saw, jointer, planer, router and random orbital sander for this project. The frame is made from black walnut, red oak, hickory and pine. You can download the cut list for this project here.