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Picture frame with unique miter joints

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Project by Dodeka posted 07-25-2010 12:14 AM 4198 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is from about a year ago. I wanted to make a picture frame for a piece of artwork my Dad made. All I really had to work with at the time was a router, so I made a jig that would allow me to route a groove across the miter joint. After gluing a piece a wood in there, that joint was solid.

Picture #1 shows the artwork, which is a picture from a magazine that is cut up and rearranged onto a white background in an interesting way.

Picture #2 is a close-up of the miter joint, showing the piece of wood crossing the miter joint.

Picture #3 is a close-up of the side of the frame, showing how there is a piece of wood crossing the miter joint on both the front and back of the frame for added strength.

-- Liszka





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559dustdesigns

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#1 posted 07-25-2010 12:44 AM

I like this, it must work great. Very unique technique.
You could cut the groove with a dovetail bit for even more strength.
I want to try this with contrasting wood.
Thanks for sharing!

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#2 posted 07-25-2010 02:35 AM

niice tuch with that spline across the mitter

cuold work with another peice of wood instead

thank´s for sharing the work and the idea

Dennis

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#3 posted 07-25-2010 11:01 AM

Very interesting way to make the joint. Great way to figure out how to work with what you have to work with.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 07-25-2010 04:52 PM

Nice touch with the splined joint addition here, in addition to your resourceful use of the tools at hand!

I’m with 559dustdesigns in that I might try this with some contrasting wood, and maybe even put a third wood in with two pins in each joint.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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