My first how to make a picture frame!

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Project by Cathy Krumrei posted 02-09-2009 07:31 PM 1508 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
My first how to make a picture frame!
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Finally I was able to get a how to lesson on making frames from hubby Darryl. I never was good at getting angles to work. I wasted more wood than I would like to admit! Since the wood I picked was hickory..hard to saw etc. He wanted to do the cutting for me on the big scary saw. LOL So, hey why not? Then since he has done some set ups with the router he gave me a lesson on setting the router bit up. I’ve used them before but hand held. Not upside down. LOL Then I picked out the size I needed. Then set up my IN-LINE frame maker…bought it awhile back just myself from getting frustrated with angle cutting! Darryl explained the process..simple..ok..figure that out. It was great to have the lesson, simple enough for others but when you don’t know the proper steps on all the tools I could end up with bad corners. Now that I have it all figured out and so easy using the frame guide book that came with the IN-LINE…it’s a piece of cake! I have already have plans for more frames for my dining room wall. The picture is a puzzle a friend gave me while waiting to be able to get back to being in my shop. She’s going to be surprized seeing it in the spare room I think. Well, this has opened a whole new fun things for me. Thanks to my hubby for teaching me..I’m not sure if he’s going to like being “framed” for letting me loose in the shop now I can make my own frames and carve them when I am able or make frames for my grandson to wood burn on! LOL The hickory has tung oil for the finish. The picture was the best I could get…I had to stand on the bed to try and not get any flash from the camera. Oh well..look at the frame! LOL Thanks for looking!

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pat sherman

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#1 posted 02-09-2009 09:04 PM

nice work cathy, now come show me how to do those darn angles. lol

-- pat,ohio...

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#2 posted 02-09-2009 09:25 PM

Cathy, we need more pics! Your miters look good. Keep up the good work.

-- Ron,R.A.Shepard Woodworking,Massachusetts

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#3 posted 02-09-2009 09:51 PM

Great Looking Frame!!

Love the picture, too!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 02-09-2009 10:46 PM

Great frame and pic Cathy. You are lucky you got a helper.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 02-09-2009 11:05 PM

Great work Cathy, to have a hubby who gives you lessons in the shop and models for you must be a plus.


-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#6 posted 02-10-2009 03:56 AM

Cathy, that is a nice frame. You did a good job on mounting and framing the picture.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Cathy Krumrei

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#7 posted 02-10-2009 01:32 PM

Thanks for looking and the comments! Now to go solo! LOL

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