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Project by BB1 posted 06-08-2019 11:39 AM 792 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It seems like I go through phases. Last year I made a number of boxes and this year I worked on a number of frames. Many of them were gifts (the ones without dog pictures!!). I think the thing that I like about frames is the challenge of getting the miters right along with being able to complete them in a relatively short period of time. The dark are walnut and then the others are oak, ash and poplar. I just cut acrylic sheets to size and then use my keyhole slot cutter so that they can be hung on the wall (other than the one below where i used a wire). Finished with General Finishes High Performance.

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splintergroup

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#1 posted 06-08-2019 01:22 PM

Those look great BB! Nice tight miters, the holy grail of frames 8^)

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BB1

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#2 posted 06-08-2019 01:54 PM

Thanks! Miters are a challenge and, thanks to reading on LJ, I have learned that even a seemingly insignificant difference in length creates gaps when trying to assemble. Would like to get a miter trimmer, but given the cost, I just nibble away at the tablesaw (like my incra miter gauge).


Those look great BB! Nice tight miters, the holy grail of frames 8^)

- splintergroup


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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 06-08-2019 04:01 PM

these frames are fantastic i love the way you are able to hang them very verstile GREAT JOB :<)))

PS i think Teddee thinks its GR8 also LOL

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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BB1

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#4 posted 06-08-2019 04:13 PM

Thanks. Teddee is so pretty that no one notices any of my mistakes on the frames -she is the star of the show !!


these frames are fantastic i love the way you are able to hang them very verstile GREAT JOB :<)))

PS i think Teddee thinks its GR8 also LOL

- GR8HUNTER


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#5 posted 06-08-2019 04:28 PM

Nice miters indeed. So, you cut them using your Incra? I wish I could get mine that dialed in! In the picture with two light colored frames, is the one on the left maple and on the right ash?

-- Just make the cut

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BB1

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#6 posted 06-08-2019 06:56 PM

Yes, have my Incra set and, with effort to get the length exact, works great. I have a flip down stop but wasn’t finding that to allow me to be perfect on the length so I used a wooden stop with a clamp. Need to make some thing better but haven’t to this point.

On the picture of the two smaller light color frames, the one on the left is oak and the other is ash. I typically don’t use stain so just the natural color, with the water-based polyurethane finish.


Nice miters indeed. So, you cut them using your Incra? I wish I could get mine that dialed in! In the picture with two light colored frames, is the one on the left maple and on the right ash?

- Noel


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#7 posted 06-08-2019 08:54 PM

Nice tight miters make the subjects in the frames smile bigger. I’m guessing Teddee is the dog? Good looking pooch.

Can you tell more about the hardware you are securing the back with? I have those stupid glazing points, and they are always a PIA. I can’t quite tell if yours are screwed in, or nailed?

They look like this shape, but a nicer looking grade IMHO

-- Think safe, be safe

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BB1

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#8 posted 06-09-2019 02:28 PM

Oh yes, Teddee is the pup in the picture and is usually smiling. The other frame has a picture of Kiddoo who we had almost 12.5 years (lost her to lymphoma last month). She was an amazing dog and sorely missed (great shop dog who “supervised” from her bed under my miter saw table).

For the fastners, I use these that I found on Amazon. They screw in and then just rotate to hold the hardboard back. The only thing that I see as a drawback is that the screw heads could mark a wall if there was movement. Haven’t run into that really but am careful when hanging.

Turn Buttons 136 Black Picture Frame Turn Fasteners with 136 Screws for Hanging Photos by Topoox https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0759NZYYG/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_i_Ytr.CbVVWZXKG

Here’s a better closeup


Nice tight miters make the subjects in the frames smile bigger. I m guessing Teddee is the dog? Good looking pooch.

Can you tell more about the hardware you are securing the back with? I have those stupid glazing points, and they are always a PIA. I can t quite tell if yours are screwed in, or nailed?

They look like this shape, but a nicer looking grade IMHO

- therealSteveN


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#9 posted 06-09-2019 05:38 PM

Looking good, pretty easy to see the important things in your life. I totally understand.

-- http://www.riverviewwoodworking.com

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BB1

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#10 posted 06-09-2019 05:56 PM

Thanks. And yes, family (including our dogs!!) is very important. Have so many pictures of our pups – thus needed to learn to make frames!!

Just looked at your webpage – gorgeous GermanShepherds!


Looking good, pretty easy to see the important things in your life. I totally understand.

- MSRiverdog


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therealSteveN

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#11 posted 06-09-2019 10:27 PM

Thanks for the link BB. I dropped some in my cart for later, gotta buy in multiples of 35 bux yaknow.

-- Think safe, be safe

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James E McIntyre

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#12 posted 06-09-2019 11:29 PM

Very fine frames. The dog looks very healthy and cute.
Do you use a table saw jig or sled to get those tight Miters?

-- James E McIntyre

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#13 posted 06-10-2019 12:30 AM

Nice work on the frames, Barbara. I have that same clamp and use it all the time!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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BB1

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#14 posted 06-10-2019 01:55 AM


Thanks for the link BB. I dropped some in my cart for later, gotta buy in multiples of 35 bux yaknow.

- therealSteveN


Glad the link was helpful. I’ve been dipping into my supply for a while – hope they work out for you too.


Very fine frames. The dog looks very healthy and cute.
Do you use a table saw jig or sled to get those tight Miters?

- James E McIntyre


Thanks – dogs and woodworking are my non-work outlets…sometime they come together!

For these I used my Incra miter gauge with a backer board to help push the waste clear of the blade. At some point I added some adhesive sand paper to the backer board which helped with holding the boards securely. Lots of repeat cuts until lengths were exact. Then I do a little sanding at glue up to address any little “gaps”


Nice work on the frames, Barbara. I have that same clamp and use it all the time!

cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

I really like the clamp. I don’t use the bolt that came with it – much easier to just clamp the center. I like that I can deal with the glue and deal with any issues with the joints without compromising the glue-up. Cannot use for smaller frames but great for medium to large.

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Ken90712

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#15 posted 06-13-2019 05:49 PM

Well done

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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