|Project by CharlieK||posted 01-02-2015 02:48 AM||1527 views||5 times favorited||4 comments|
My niece just started college and this is her first time away from home. I visited her recently on my way to take a class with Michael Fortune. While I was there I took a few pictures of her and her roommates in their dorm room.
I wanted to make a frame for one of the pictures and give it to her for Christmas, but I wasn’t able to get in to the shop in time for Christmas. Thankfully, I did finish it before she returns to school from her Christmas break.
The frame has about a 15 degree bevel on the face and another bevel on the sides. I cut the bevels on the table saw. I cut the rabbet on the router table and the miters on the miter saw. I finished it with four coats of Maloof Oil/Poly finish.
When I hang something on the wall I usually like it to be flush and flat against the wall. I like using a keyhole bit for a hanger because it seems more elegant to have the hanger incorporated into the piece rather than screwing some hardware to the back. Usually the keyhole is a small vertical cut that a nail or screw can fit into. This frame was not wide enough to allow for a vertical cut, so I used the keyhole bit to make a horizontal slot. Some might think the horizontal slot is odd, but it does get the job done!
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