|Project by Thewoodman2000||posted 06-24-2014 11:21 PM||591 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
The first one was made as a gift. We completed the puzzle and put a pine frame around it. I used a propane torch to give it the burned look. We think it turned out very nice. I was able to use a veneer press at my work to press the puzzle on some ¼” MDF. It came out very flat so I ran a dado in the pine for the picture to fit into. Capturing the puzzle this way sure helped me build this simple frame.
The second one is nothing really special (great subject matter). I did cut the miters by hand with a hand saw. First ones I had done and I am proud to say that they came out great. No putty needed!!! Cherry hardwoods with a Mahogany stain. Someday I hope to find some old hand planes to make my own trim to make a frame out of. Baby steps I guess. First the miters by hand…
The last one is made from MDF. My oldest wanted to put a mirror in the bedroom. The plan was to just stick it to the wall with double sided tape. I put a stop to that fast. (don’t want to paint the walls again when it gets moved.) But then I had to come up with a way to put the mirror up on the wall. I removed all of the center with a router. Made a pocket for the mirror to sit in. Painted the outside with a matching silver color and glued in the mirror. It also has the first key hole I have ever routed. I know that’s not hard to do with the router but it was my first. Now when the mirror needs to be moved its just a small nail hole to deal with.
Thanks for looking!
-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James