Picture Frame

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Project by ldl posted 07-14-2013 03:45 PM 2382 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the picture frame pictured in the frame clamp post. The lightning where I took the pictures was bad so pic aren’t good. I have been experimenting with different angles and decorations on the frame face. This one has 2 groves on front with one a little wider that the other. I don’t use anything but glue on the joint so I have been using splines to reinforce the joints. Splines werk well and add to the looks I think.

A cabinet maker friend of mine lets me get the cutoffs from his business and he orders thicker boards and planes them down so the boards I get are sometimes diff thicknesses. This makes ma have to be careful about mixing diff boards in my frames as I don’t have a planer myself. Maybe soon but not now.

One frame I made earlier I used a bisque but that was a little harder to manage for me so I went to the spline.

The frame is 16” x 20” made from poplar. Sides are 2”w x approx 7/8”h with a 5/16 rabbit approx 3/8” deep for the pic and glass.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#1 posted 07-14-2013 04:05 PM

Nice frame. Hope this helps a bit to your project.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#2 posted 07-14-2013 04:39 PM

Good job on that frame Dewayne. I like it, keep up the good projects, and sharing them with us.

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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#3 posted 07-14-2013 06:09 PM

Nice and neat Dewayne. Looking good. You must have a bunch of pictures without frames. lol. By chance did you try cutting for the biscuit before you used the router?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 07-14-2013 06:49 PM

I Liked it. I also liked the splines. I think it makes it look more professional. The detail is just right.
Have Fun

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#5 posted 07-14-2013 08:09 PM

Looks like steliart did a good job fixing your pic and you did a nice job on the frame!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 07-14-2013 11:07 PM

Thanks for the comments.

Steliart thanks for fixin the pic. The 3rd one was kinds fuzzy also. Didn’t see it till I looked at the project with enlarged pic.

Thanks Bill. We got to get ole Gene back to werking on projects too.

Dave my wife said she wanted to frame several pictures in various sizes so I got busy with them. That is the principle reason for the picture frame clamp project as I didn’t like the way I was doing them to start with. Mike’s project was right on time.

I didn’t even try the biscuit cause my biscuit cutter is just to cumbersome for such small werk. Like I said I tried on one frame and didn’t like the way it turned out. I don’t have any of the small biscuits so I decided not to even use it. That isn’t saying that on a wider frame I might give it another try but the angle I have been putting into the narrow face there is a danger in the grove showing. With a wide flat frame biscuits would werk good.

Bigrock I like the splines because I can glue it up first then cut the spline slots. Now I got to get better at cutting the splines. I built a jig to use to cut the splines and also cut the angles on the face.

Tony, Steliart did a great job on my photo. Thanks I’m learning. Built a 45deg sled but got to do a little tweaking on it as my joints are not quite there.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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