Picture Frames

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Blog series by Camper updated 11-15-2010 02:42 AM 3 parts 3320 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: its a start

09-07-2010 03:15 AM by Camper | 0 comments »

I had asked about a recommendation for what wood to use for these picture frames in another post . Finally got some walnut and started it this weekend. Started out with 2 3-4”-8’ boards from which I cut out 3 36” long pieces. I need to make 3 frames which are 12”x18” and around 1.5” wide. Figuring 12” was too short to plane, I decided 36” would be manageable size and each piece would give me one frame when I cut the ends with snipe off. Since...

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Part 2: progress

09-22-2010 09:02 PM by Camper | 2 comments »

I had a little more time to work on the picture frames. Now cut to final dimensions and mitered. The pictures are below. I think the miters turned out pretty decent (better than I expected for a first timer). I used a miter cutting jig by Niki which is fairly easy to make. I had my suspicions that the jig was not built well but proved myself wrong. The frame clamping strap from woodcraft for $1.75 works great!! :) I also applied some danish oil on half of a scrap piece and there is a...

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Part 3: At their final resting place

11-15-2010 02:42 AM by Camper | 3 comments »

I have finished these frames a while back but never had a chance to finish the blog. Since my better half was in a rush to get them up on the wall, I had to skip the splines I had originally planned. They seemed fairly strong with just glue, so lets hope they hold up. If not, that’s the excuse to take them down and put splines on them :) Anyhow, they are walnut, with simple miters in the corners finished with watco danish oil which I found to be easy to apply and looks very good. My ...

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