Photo and 12" Record Album Cover Frames (sapele, bocote, zebrawood)

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Project by superstretch posted 12-28-2011 08:07 AM 2875 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a very brief window of time to get Christmas presents made this year and fortunately I was able to get from start to finish (literally :D) in a week. I couldn’t have done it without the miter sled I made a few months back.

Since I know ya’ll have been inundated with Christmas project posts lately, I’ll make this brief :D

  1. All 5 of the frames
  2. The 2 sapele frames (5”x7” photos)
  3. Sapele album frame
  4. Bocote album frame
  5. Zebrawood album frame
  6. The game-changer.. the keyhole router bit

All corners were cut on the miter sled, glued, scraped, sanded. I put on two coats of wipe on poly, but they got real gummy and I rubbed them down with 0000 steel wool. The finish came right off, but didn’t touch the wood much.. Instead, a nice satin sheen was on the bare wood, so I decided to present them natural. Where I could, I cut a keyhole for hanging.. otherwise, I had to resort to the sawtooth hangers.

Other hardware: I picked up a Logan F500-2 for popping in the backing retainers.. What a tool! I used whatever Lexan-alternative they had at Lowes for the ‘glass’ (for a 12”+ square surface, I didn’t want glass) and then some hardboard from Michael’s as a backing.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#1 posted 12-28-2011 08:15 AM

A good group of projects Dan.


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#2 posted 12-28-2011 11:06 PM


-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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