4X6 Photo Frames - Nothing New Except the Glue Challenge

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Project by gurnie posted 05-05-2010 05:20 PM 1807 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some photo frames I have made out of random scraps for the Nothing New Except the Glue Challenge.

I am an avid scrap keeper because i do a lot of intarsia, so i am what we call a scrap hoarder.


1. Place scraps together and hold pieces down with pin nailer gun (no pin nails are used in the actual finished piece, just for safety’s sake on the scroll saw, and these were pin nails we already had at the shop so i guess they are “old”). Place pattern on top of wood (with GLUE) and then i scroll sawed it.

2. Take pieces and alternate wood leaves to create nice pattern. Use dremel tool to clean up edges.

3. Use NEW GLUE to glue leaves together

4. use handy wood burner to burn in leaf veins.

5. Make a butt joint frame from other scraps. use NEW GLUE to butt joint pieces.

6. Place pieces together and finish with wipe on polyurethane (old can, running out).

Glass and backing is from old, beat-up photo frame. Woods are redwood, maple, myrtle, and cherry. Glue was used in assembling leaves, assembling frame and then attaching leaves to frame.

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#1 posted 05-05-2010 09:58 PM

Very cool picture frames. Nice use of scraps. Good luck

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#2 posted 05-05-2010 11:09 PM

Great Frames!!

Love the leaf idea- it is really cool!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 05-06-2010 04:08 AM

Great wood and a cool kitty to boot. How do you beat that? Very nice work. Good luck on the contest.

-- Jim

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#4 posted 05-06-2010 04:12 AM

Great frames and great idea! I love the way they came together!

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#5 posted 05-06-2010 04:16 AM

Thanks very much! :)

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#6 posted 05-07-2010 09:04 PM

niiice frames not bad at all for scraps


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