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Project by anforte posted 12-21-2011 10:28 PM 6852 views 30 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Picked up stats on this jig from internet blog.

Wing nuts allow quick adjustments for different sized frames

The connecting two blocks were incorrectly pictured but finally got it to work.

The small picture frame is ready to be inserted with glued joints.

-- Anforte NJ

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-21-2011 10:49 PM

Nice frame clamp!!!! Jim

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

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#2 posted 12-22-2011 12:33 AM

Nice work, I’ll be using you picture to build one for myself.

Thanks for sharing!!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 12-22-2011 01:41 AM

Nice work. I built one of these a few years ago but I never got it to work right. Operator error, I’m sure.

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#4 posted 12-22-2011 01:53 AM

Great Lookin Jig

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 12-22-2011 05:21 AM

What a smart I’dea! thanks! for posting HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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#6 posted 12-22-2011 05:29 AM

I’ve had one (2) of those hanging on my shop wall for about five years. Was given to me by a friend, neither one of us could figure it out. It’s missing the bolt to pull the sections together. Seeing your picture gives me the missing info on how to use this thing. Thanks, can’t wait to try it!

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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Wes Giesbrecht

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#7 posted 12-22-2011 01:50 PM

I’m with Chris on this one.
I built one virtually identical several years ago.
I found simple ratcheting band clamps far faster and easier to use.

-- Wes Giesbrecht

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#8 posted 12-22-2011 03:56 PM

I have an old, but very servicable Stanley picture frame vise. Its cast iron and still does a good job. The only drawback is that I wish I had three more so I could do a picture frame all in one gluing operation.

Trouble is: I just saw one for sale on eBay for $250!

I think I bought mine back in the dark ages for about $50 new.


-- No trees were damaged in posting this message, but thousands of electrons were seriously inconvenienced.

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#9 posted 12-22-2011 06:03 PM

Hi Guys,

Thanks for all your comments.
I did use a ratchet strap until I lost the 4 angle brackets used to help the strap at the corners.
Liked it a lot.

Here’s some craftsman miter angles someone gave me.


-- Anforte NJ

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#10 posted 12-27-2011 11:57 PM

Super cool, super simple, got to love that!
Best of my thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#11 posted 12-28-2011 12:35 AM

Nobleman Mafe,

I have read your blog several times and admire your outlook inspite of your very limited workspace.

The spirit of man is an enormous driving force.

Your comments have special meaning to me.

May God continue to bless you and yours,


-- Anforte NJ

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#12 posted 12-28-2011 12:41 AM

Anforte, those were so kind words and touch my heart deep, thank you!
I do feel blessed especially these days.
May life be kind to you also,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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