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Blog entry by devann posted 1199 days ago 4908 reads 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was checking out some picture frames that spunwood has on the site and ask to see some profiles. My request was granted so now it’s my turn. I went out to the shop and took these pictures. Hope that this helps those of us that don’t have molding cutters see another way to do it.

This one is weathered cedar and a piece of redwood cut with a cove bit on the routertable and a piece of longleaf pine with a rabbet cut making the inside of the frame.

Here I used ipe with sedona red stain, piece of longleaf pine with a roundover bit and then a rabbet cut on the other side so it could be joined to the ipe. The inside piece is ipe colored with balck walnut stain. Again, I used a round over bit and made a rabbet cut to join to the larger piece of ipe.

The cross section shown on the left here is the above frame. The center cross section is made up from two pieces of spruce pine glued together with an oak colored stain, I uesd a double roman ogee bit for the top half and a 45 degreebit, roundover bit, and rabbet bit for the bottom half. The cross section pictured on the right is the same as above but a different color and redwood instead of pine.

Here are the three samples that are pictured above showing the different colors

Here is an ipe left the natural color, lined with redwood and finished on the inside with ipe colored with black walnut stain.

Here’s a new one. I made this for a mirror frame.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#1 posted 1199 days ago

Thanks for showing the cross-sections. That really helps give me some ideas without me having to think too hard about how it was made. I really like the ipe with the red stain as well as that entire frame with the contrasting colors.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#2 posted 1199 days ago

Thanks Darrel, I never though of making frames like that, but then I haven’t thought much about making frames ;-)) I need to make one for the LOML for an odd sized picture.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 1198 days ago

I have a new student who wants to learn how to make frames… this is very interesting … thanks for posting…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 1198 days ago

Soooooo, that’s how it’s done, heh?! Very nice! I like ‘em!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#5 posted 1193 days ago

Great frames. I will use the idea, thanks.

-- God is great, the Beer is good and people are Crazy.

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