Beaded face frame work #3: Flat Beaded Face Frame experimental work 1

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 01-12-2019 12:01 AM 770 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the second part of my self education on attempting to make Beaded Face Frames
The procurement of router bit and the making of a Jig was Pt 1

OK here we go Warning its nothing fancy.
From the outset the timber I used was just pallet wood cleaned up and repurposed.
Yesterday after making the Jig and packing up I realised I would not be able to use pocket hole joinery so It will be bisciuits if and when I get to assenble the frame.

The whole exercise is a learning activity and I can assure you the scrap bin is filling fast!
I didnt take a picture as I could not find my wide angle lens!

The dimensions and design of the frame are effectively non existant its final size and layout ended up being the best fit size for the material I had left after dimensioning everything and cutting everything square.

First up I needed to make a 1/4” height gauge.

I did his by simply raising the notching bit until I could get a 1/4” drill in the gap

With that done I commenced cutting all the ends.

getting the first cut positioned correctly took a bit of time however once it was tuned in I used a setup block as this allowed repitition work to go ahead. I later remade the setup block as it was giving me grief tolerance wise.
I will take a picture of it later.

The actual cutting of the notches proved a challenge too as I must have lost concentartion and made a couple of errors, meaning they were too wide! beyond fixing so straight to the bin!
There has got to be an easier way to do these so I will welcome any comment.

I worked away happy thinking everything was going OK up to when I went to assemble everything.

Spot the next error!

rats start again!

so I eventually had the frame finished minus the beading.

I fitted a couple of clamps to see if it would all fit together, and to see if it was worth continuing and it actually all fitted up well.

Its getting very hot outside now so I stopped for the day, well maybe I will continue this afternoon we will see.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 01-12-2019 12:22 AM

End results looking good, did you biscuit join the frame? Apparently My dowelmax system arrives on Monday , seems that would be perfect for the joins.
Gentlemanly hours indeed Rob, Knock off by 11 am???
Nice one.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#2 posted 01-12-2019 11:51 AM

The result looks great Rob.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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