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Project by Jim posted 12-02-2014 02:49 PM 2228 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is a quick video of how I make picture frames.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwmcvEtFC1Y

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-- Jim from Rivertown Woodcraft | Grand Rapids, MI | www.YouTube.com/user/RivertownWoodcraft





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Babieca

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#1 posted 12-02-2014 03:09 PM

I really like your clamping system.

I often have trouble getting really tight miters. Might need to try Ritz crackers.

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Jim

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#2 posted 12-02-2014 03:11 PM



I really like your clamping system.

I often have trouble getting really tight miters. Might need to try Ritz crackers.

- Babieca

It worked okay for this frame, definitely better for small ones. Still not as tight as other mechanical clamps though but works for me.

Yes, Ritz cracker do the job well!

-- Jim from Rivertown Woodcraft | Grand Rapids, MI | www.YouTube.com/user/RivertownWoodcraft

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 12-02-2014 04:23 PM

Great job, I like the wood and being originally from Michigan thats cool.

As we all know picture frames can be a challange to get that perfect joint. I have found what works for me as well. I use turners tape and put all 4 together or 2 sets if it is not a perfect square. Clamp them to my Incra Miter Gauge on the table saw and cut the miters together. Kind of pain to get them apart as the turners tape really works but the joints and sizes come out perfect. As we all hate gaps.

I use the Band clamps from MLCS and love those as well. Merle Band Clamps

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Jim

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#4 posted 12-02-2014 04:24 PM



Great job, I like the wood and being originally from Michigan thats cool.

As we all know picture frames can be a challange to get that perfect joint. I have found what works for me as well. I use turners tape and put all 4 together or 2 sets if it is not a perfect square. Clamp them to my Incra Miter Gauge on the table saw and cut the miters together. Kind of pain to get them apart as the turners tape really works but the joints and sizes come out perfect. As we all hate gaps.

I use the Band clamps from MLCS and love those as well. Merle Band Clamps

- Ken90712

The tape is a good idea. I have seen the band clamps, might upgrade eventually.

-- Jim from Rivertown Woodcraft | Grand Rapids, MI | www.YouTube.com/user/RivertownWoodcraft

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Mean_Dean

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#5 posted 12-03-2014 12:58 AM

Great video—thanks for sharing!

Unfortunately, my miter gauge isn’t quite accurate enough to cut perfect 45 degree miters. So, unless the stock is really wide, I turn them up on their edges, and tilt the saw blade to 45, using a digital angle gauge. So far, gap-free joints!

As for the Ritz crackers—they’re even better with some chocolate frosting on top!

-- Dean

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#6 posted 01-06-2015 04:21 AM

nothing simple about getting an air tight mitre joint, well done!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Jim

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#7 posted 01-06-2015 02:38 PM



Great video—thanks for sharing!

Unfortunately, my miter gauge isn t quite accurate enough to cut perfect 45 degree miters. So, unless the stock is really wide, I turn them up on their edges, and tilt the saw blade to 45, using a digital angle gauge. So far, gap-free joints!

As for the Ritz crackers—they re even better with some chocolate frosting on top!

- Mean_Dean

HA! Thanks for the tips!!


nothing simple about getting an air tight mitre joint, well done!

- WistysWoodWorkingWonders

Thanks for the nice comment!

If you guys like what I do, check out more of a my videos on my Rivertown Woodcraft YouTube channel. My shop is slowly growing, but I try to get a video out each week!

https://www.youtube.com/user/RivertownWoodcraft

Thanks!

-- Jim from Rivertown Woodcraft | Grand Rapids, MI | www.YouTube.com/user/RivertownWoodcraft

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