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Spalted beech picture frame

07-05-2021 05:55 PM by MikeB_UK | 1 comment »

Well, after seeing my plough plane, SWMBO immediately requisitioned the rest of my spalted beech to make a picture frame for a painting she was doing. True up the blank. Then resaw it into quarters. True up the blanks. And carefully mark out where to cut the mitres, it’s vital that you remember to account for the rebate that will be cut to hold the picture. Trim the ends in a mitre jack. And them trim the opposite sides, matching it to the length of the ones already tr...

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Painted poplar picture frame #5: Wrapping it up

06-26-2021 05:17 PM by Dave Polaschek | 11 comments »

I’m a little short on pictures today. I cleaned up the glass, put a coat of shellac on the frame, cut the mat, and then noticed there was dust on everything so I went back and did it again. After a few rounds of this, I just plowed ahead, not taking time for a lot of photos, and wrapped the frame up. So, the steps… The glass I use for framing is Tru-Vue Museum Glass. First up was cutting the glass. I’ve heard folks have trouble with this, but I’ve had pretty good luck. I have a T...

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Painted poplar picture frame #3: Reinforcing the miters and painting

06-23-2021 05:14 PM by Dave Polaschek | 13 comments »

First, since I’m using milk paint, I mixed 15ml of powder and water to make 30ml in a measuring cup. Every time I took a break, I give it a stir. After about an hour, it’s ready to go. To reinforce the corners, I chucked a modified spade bit (I ground off the central spur so it won’t poke through a piece I’m putting a shallow hole in, but it’s really only safe in a drill press or post drill this way) in my post drill. I clamped down the frame and drilled a shallow (<⅛ inc...

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Painted poplar picture frame #2: Mitered corners and glue up

06-23-2021 04:52 PM by Dave Polaschek | 0 comments »

Next up was cutting the stick into lengths for the frame, mitering the corners, and gluing it up. First cutting to length. I cut the first 45 using a cheap miter box. Then I got the end more exact using a shooting board and shooting board plane. Then I measured along the rabbet 9 inches and drew a 45 to mark where the next cut had to be. Lather, rinse, repeat until I had four sides of a frame. Glue them and clamp them up until tomorrow.

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Painted poplar picture frame #1: making the profile

06-23-2021 04:44 PM by Dave Polaschek | 4 comments »

I needed to make a picture frame for some art my sweetie found. These are the steps along the way. The frame needed to have a 9 inch square piece of glass (the art is 7.5×7.75 inches). So I started with a 4 foot long stick of poplar I ripped off the edge of a 3/4×8 inch board. I made it about an inch wide. I clamped it in my face vise and hit it with the #7 jointer plane to get a straight square edge on the surface I had cut. After setting it on my sticking board, I put a 6...

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Christmas Gifts #4: Picture frames are harder than I thought...

01-04-2019 12:08 AM by HandyHousewife | 3 comments »

My parents just moved into a new house, so for a Christmas/Housewarming gift I thought a pair of picture frames in purple heart (purple is my mom’s favorite color) would be just perfect. What I didn’t know was how difficult making a perfect set of frames can be. Nor how long it can take to make them. Since I’m supposedly a millennial, I did what millennials do—watch YouTube videos to figure out how to make them. “Woodwork Web” and “Fix This Build T...

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Making a Shadow Box With Splined Miters

01-29-2018 02:47 AM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I made this shadow box to showcase my son’s recent school accomplishments. I made the frame out of some oak I had in the shop. I added splines to the miters to give it some strength. This is a great afternoon project that doesn’t take a lot of material and utilizes a simple wax finish.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Kjk7jrIvfo&t=75s

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Simple Cherry Picture Frame (Half Lap Joinery)

01-24-2018 03:01 AM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

Here is a video of another easy project for when I only have a couple hours to spend in the shop. I made this frame to fit an eight by ten photo but you could easily scale it up or down to fit your needs.

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Picture Frames: Mitered Half-Lap Joints #7: Finished the Assembly of this Picture Frame

12-09-2016 05:33 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

This picture frame has been a lot of work. There have been so many issues to work through. I may not build another picture frame for a long, long time. However, I am glad to have done it because it is a gift for a great friend. Knowing that he was taking his 95 and 91 father and mother to a Rockies baseball game, I asked him to take a photo of them with himself. Send me the file. I will enlarge it and frame it. It will be my Christmas gift to you. Here I am fastening the hardware to...

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Picture Frames: Mitered Half-Lap Joints #6: Plane and Sanded Surfaces on this Picture Frame

11-25-2016 02:18 AM by HappyHowie | 7 comments »

I worked on my picture frame today by first removing the clamps. I then found a way to hold the frame on my workbench in order to begin using my #4 hand plane to smooth the front and back surfaces. Once I finished this process, I clamped the frame in my workbench vise and clamped the back end of the frame with a foot long clamp so the frame was held to the workbench. This way I could plane smooth the end grain to the miter half-lap joints. After this I used my orbit sander to sand smoot...

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