Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'picture frames'

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Picture Frames: Mitered Half-Lap Joints #4: Routed Rabbets and Hand Chisel Work

11-22-2016 05:25 AM by HappyHowie | 2 comments »

I setup my router table and placed a rabbet bit for 5/16 inch width and depth. Any deeper and I would have been routing into the half-lap area in the frame. I did make my table or fence for a start and stop point. However, I discovered too late to reroute this start and stop points. I decided to fix this issue with my hand chisels. It was good practice anyway. I double checked th rabbet with a 11 by 14 matt that I will use with the 8 by 10 photo. It works.

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Picture Frames: Mitered Half-Lap Joints #2: Test Cuts with Pine Scraps

09-26-2016 02:31 AM by HappyHowie | 2 comments »

Before making the actual picture frame for my friend Bill, I decided to make the JIG and perform some tests cutting mitered half-lap joints. I had some pine 1 by 6 by 72 inches boards in my lumber racks. I jointed one edge flat and square to a surface. From that I ripped a width about 2 1/2 inches wide. There was enough tension in the board that it moved immediately. I decided to crosscut the six foot lengths into lengths that would give me a picture frame that would fit a 11 by 14 matted...

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Picture Frames: Mitered Half-Lap Joints #1: Mitered Half-Lap Joints

09-24-2016 04:12 PM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I decided on a Christmas gift for my friend Bill. I will enlarge and print a photograph of Bill with his parents. They are clearly a big influence on his life. His parents are now 95 and 91 years old. His siblings all seem to be profoundly successful in their respective fields. I believe making this print and framing it into nice picture frames would be a good Christmas gift for him. I want the frame to be strong and for it to complement the photograph. I studied several articles on maki...

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Stuff I Wish I Had Known #1: Measuring Miters

02-19-2013 10:59 AM by Pat Gornet | 4 comments »

This is something I struggled with for a while and only recently have been able to do the math for. Purrmaster had asked how and most of this is my response to his question. If you want the inside of the frame to be 8 inches in length then, with a board of 2 inch in width, you would add the width times 2. so with a 2 inch wide board the out side of your frame will be 12 inches. However, if you want to account for the rabbet that you set the picture into then you have to do a bit more math...

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