Ash frame

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Project by Woodbutchery posted 02-01-2019 11:34 PM 748 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First real frame using my half-lap miter jig (1 test, 1 fail, this frame).

Used ash and like the look of the grain. Future designs will use hardboard for the backer board.

Details on the back reveal the half-lap which provides more surface area to glue to. Much stronger joint.

The jig worked well and after an initial failure due to user error, the joiner cuts were pretty simple and required minimal cleanup with a chisel.

I used a 3/8” roundover bit for the outside edge and a 1/8” round-over for the inside. light sanding and it was ready for the acrylic and picture.

While I used the glaze points this time, I’ll probably see what I would have to do to move to hardboard and latches to hold the hardboard in as I don’t like the way the cardboard OR the points look.

As always, comments and suggestions are welcome. Thanks for looking.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#1 posted 02-02-2019 03:31 AM

The ash and grain go good with the color of the picture. Good job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#2 posted 02-02-2019 05:20 AM

Thank you Mel.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#3 posted 02-02-2019 12:16 PM

Nice job!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#4 posted 02-02-2019 10:11 PM

Very Nice Project & Well Done!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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