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First Picture Frame

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Project by jayman7 posted 08-29-2009 11:51 PM 2126 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my first picture frame. Made from solid cherry. Finished in 4 coats of garnet dewaxed shellac followed by Briwax. Sized for an 8×10 picture. Not sure what I’ll do with it. Maybe give it away. Just wanted to try out a miter sled I made for the table saw. Seemed to produce pretty tight joints. The band clamp from Bessey was indispensable for the glue-up. Highly recommended. You can see the rabbet turned out to be too deep so I had to glue on some tiny scrap wood when I tighten up the backer clips. I’m going to set it out in the sun to see if I can darken the cherry some more.

Price:
Leftover cherry: essentially free
Leftover 1/4” birch ply: essentially free
8×10 Lexan plexiglas: $3.75 (I’ll use the cheaper acrylic stuff that’s only $1.49 next time)
8×10 linen mat: $1.25 (using 50% off coupon) ;)
Hanger clips: $1
Backer clips: $1

Total cost: $7





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#1 posted 08-31-2009 02:27 AM

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#2 posted 08-31-2009 03:14 AM

Looks like your miter sled did a great job (cheers to you!). I love the Besseys. I recently picked up some cherry to work with. It’s really nice stuff. I find it almost changes color as you scrape it down!

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#3 posted 08-31-2009 03:22 AM

That is a nice looking frame. You did a good job on the cherry as well and it looks like your sled is dead on.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 08-31-2009 05:03 AM

Total material cost $7.00

This beautiful frame hanging on your wall PRICELESS

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#5 posted 11-26-2009 03:01 AM

try nonglare instead of acrylic cuz u can see the pic even with ligh shinning on it i work with this stuff everyday and i used the same for mine (nonglare)

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