Easy Molding Oak Picture frame

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Project by oldguy2 posted 04-04-2016 02:50 PM 1333 views 3 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is Oak 2. 75 in wide with 3/4 round over stock glued on. Thanks to Steve Ramsey for the idea, see his utube for a similar idea he routed a groove and glued his in. I had to make a miter sled for this,a frame clamp, and since I have made few mitered picture frames two test frames. well worth the time. biscuits in the miters. I rounded over the flat stock and marked a line 3/4 inch down to glue the round over to a straight position. also a fifth piece for the extra error..planned screw up. My picture was 16 by 20 so the frames were 25 by 21 final. I did a 3/8 by 3/8 cut on the table saw flat then vertical to make the recess, this saved chipout from router bits. To make my miter sled, about 15 by 20 half inch plywood, watched many videos, I made the sled base with two runners then a test slot. I used a square and 45 to make a 135 degree from the blade toward me to position a wood block with a 90 degree point. after a few checks and penciled it in. glued it down. the next day added 3/4 by 1 and 1/4 high strips as a fence glued on after checking that these were still 90 at the front. I found my saw was only cutting just a little into the front but added a center block as a guard with offset screws. the small fence was a great hand grip, later could clamp something. The picture frame clamp I made with 90 degree cuts in scrap and predrilled holes. loosely screwed then two center boards loosely attached to allow the clamp to pull and pivot. The better ones adjust with holes and bolts but I made this quick and for this job. all my early checks on the miters looked good just a few errors on the round overs as you might guess. To slot the biscuits I clamped the stock upside down in the workmate. I had premarked the lines with the frame upside down in the frame clamp. a #10 did great. another dry fit and things were good. The stain is Ipswich Pine Minwax with some darker stain on the filler,Spray poly finish ,and a sawtooth hanger.

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#1 posted 04-04-2016 03:29 PM

I didn’t follow all that description, but the results look good.

I like your miter clamp too. Looks simple and effective.


-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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