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Project by storm50 posted 06-13-2010 06:22 AM 1818 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Oak frame for 16×20 photo collage, 2nd pic is a jig for my router to cut 1/2 way through for overlapping sections, jig worked pretty good but was off a fraction on a couple, just thought i’d like to try something different than a standard mitered frame. Camera quit working so i don’t have pic of the finished product but turned out pretty good, i actually made another one as well that i gave to mom for mother’s day with some family pics. Camera started working after I grabbed the lens and wouldn’t let it slide back in and shut off as it wanted to. There is the final frame, I also added walnut plugs on the corners. The pics are my kid in mites.

-- Clay

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#1 posted 06-13-2010 06:59 AM

Half laps can be tricky…however, nothing wrong with trying something new. Nice job.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#2 posted 06-13-2010 07:05 AM

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#3 posted 06-13-2010 07:12 AM

Nice simple design for a frame and the change is good. Half lap joints can be done by hand tools as well. That will test your skill. Try next time.


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 06-13-2010 10:36 AM

Good looking frame, but a real bummer about the camera hopefully it was just the batteries. I always like looking at the different ways people come up with to do their projects. I am sure the next half lap will be even better, even though I really don’t see anything wrong with this attempt.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#5 posted 06-13-2010 04:04 PM

I have never done half lap frames, but as many problems as I have getting miters to turn out just right, maybe it is a good alternative.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#6 posted 06-14-2010 04:06 PM

Nice frame, I am half way through a frame with half laps and they seem easy to do until you do them. I would still say easier than miters but still hard to make nice tight joints that are flush without a bunch of sanding.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 06-15-2010 04:43 AM

Good point Rex, I thought these would be easy as well but found it to be a lot more work than initially thought but am happy with it.

-- Clay

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