Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'picture frame'

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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.

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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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Picture Frames: Mitered Half-Lap Joints #5: Glue and Clamp Up

11-24-2016 02:05 AM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

I rehearsed my clamping strategy. I am glad I did. I worked out what I think was the best way with my clamps to get this miter half-lap picture frame to close up at the miter joints. I will have some hand planing to do in order to get the front surfaces smooth and flat wit regards to the four parts. Now that it is glued together that work should be fairly easy to do. I did bring in the clamped picture frame into my house. Snow is about ready to fall outside. I wanted this frame ins...

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Picture Frames: Mitered Half-Lap Joints #3: Miter Half-lap Joints Cut In Cherry Hardwood

11-18-2016 03:56 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

These miter half-lap cuts for this picture frame are straight off my table saw. I used a 1 by 4 by 84 inch American Black Cherry board that I jointed one edge straight and then made the other edge parallel to it by ripping the board on my table saw. I ripped this board to 2 1/4 inches wide. It is close to 3/4 inches thick. I will either apply several coats of Danish Oil or Boiled Linseed Oil that will pop the nice grain on this cherry hardwood. It will darken the wood and make the grai...

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English Picture Frame #1: English Picture Frame - Part 1

10-20-2014 12:00 AM by Guy Dunlap | 7 comments »

In the first video of a two part project video, I start by milling the lumber for the frame. Then I start to make some of the moldings for the frame on the router table. After that, I start on the “field” of the frame, and start to cut out for the inlays that will go into it. I finish this part by gluing up the field of the frame. As I always, I welcome your questions and comments!

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Apartment Projects #22: The "Greatest" Picture Frame

07-20-2014 12:47 AM by littlecope | 20 comments »

Debbie and I love to rummage around at the backs of Department Stores (where they keep all the kitschy stuff) and search for Prints and Pictures to decorate our walls…We’re particularly fond of Photos, or artful representations, of the Icons of our generation… For example, we found this one waiting for us at a Target Store in Manchester… There are few alive who don’t recognize those four young men! Another that came home with us a little later was a Young M...

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Cove Jig for the Table Saw

03-30-2014 06:43 AM by scoobydooo9r | 6 comments »

I recently posted a picture frame project that I built for charity, and I included a photo of the cove jig that I used to create the profile on the frame. Since I got some questions about the jig, I decided to shoot a quick video that covers the jig in more detail. Honestly, Marc “The Wood Whisperer” Spagnuolo has an excellent video that covers the basics on these jigs, and it’s where I got the design from. In my video, I just go through my jig and how I use it. I find...

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