Big Ass Frame

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Project by mfwoodshop posted 05-25-2015 11:25 PM 1220 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was contacted by a customer to make a frame. Of coarse I said yes frame are easy and fast to build. Then the customer told me how big the picture was. This was a whole new set of challenges. normally when I make frames I buy the 8′ molding already to go, all I have to do is cut the miters. And with my Miter Sled this is quick and easy. This time was different if I went with the standard frame molding it would not have looked right so I have to go custom. I first got a 1×8 x 10 piece of Poplar, I milled it down and ended up with two .75″ x 3.5″ x 10′. Using those two boards I milled my profile. On the back, outside of the frame and 15 degree chamfer. The same chamfer on the front, inside just a little larger. Inside, back of frame a rabbit to fit the glass, picture and backing. The front outside of frame is a 3/8″ cove. Altogether this came out great and works well with the size of the piece.


-- Thank You

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Nick Ferry

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#1 posted 05-25-2015 11:31 PM

frame looks really nice – digging that picture!

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#2 posted 05-26-2015 12:56 AM

Great job and way huge for sure

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#3 posted 05-26-2015 04:17 AM

Yeah, that’s really cool.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#4 posted 05-26-2015 06:47 PM

You did a very nice job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 05-27-2015 12:34 PM

i need to build me a medium size ass frame haha

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#6 posted 05-28-2015 12:54 PM

i need to build me a medium size ass frame haha

- Mike Gager

I had misunderstood that title too at first ;)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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