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Project by Bill_MacKie posted 08-13-2014 09:04 PM 612 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a frame for an 8 by 10 photograph. I got the idea from a YouTube video to join the miters with dowels and to use rubber bands as clamps. I made a prototype with scrap pine and was pleased with the result.

The frame is made from red oak and oak dowels. Finished with Danish oil.

-- "Any horizontal surface is soon piled up." - Ringwald's law of household geometry





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John Olsen

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#1 posted 08-13-2014 09:45 PM

Nice dowel spline replacement. I assume you used some sort of jig to get the holes all lined up so the corners came together so cleanly?

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Bill_MacKie

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#2 posted 08-13-2014 10:02 PM

The jig I used is shown in the first picture. I glued two off cut corners and a trapezoidal off cut to plywood to secure one of the long edges of the frame. Then I placed the frame on the plywood and carefully clamped everything down. The holes were drilled freehand with a cordless drill- that was the trickiest part for me.

-- "Any horizontal surface is soon piled up." - Ringwald's law of household geometry

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#3 posted 08-14-2014 03:41 AM

The dowels work well. I repaired some old frames that way.

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#4 posted 08-14-2014 05:21 PM

Nice looking frame and very decent miters!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Bill_MacKie

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#5 posted 08-14-2014 05:53 PM

Thank you oldnovice. This was my first attempt at a picture frame. Just got a table saw this spring, and I bought the router I used to round the edges on Monday. I relied heavily on info on the internet as well as some beginners luck. I want to make another one soon, maybe a little fancier.

-- "Any horizontal surface is soon piled up." - Ringwald's law of household geometry

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