|Project by Hawgnutz||posted 06-28-2007 06:05 PM||1758 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
I just completed this order from an artist in Bisbee, AZ. She does custom coppper artwork and saw some of my frames I sold last year and like the rustic and rough barnwood. She is supposed to pick them up today and bring some saguaro wood. I am excited at the new medium for my frames!
Anyway, here is the play-by-play commentary…..LOL
The triangle frames are 15” and 18” inside groove measurement. It was difficult at first to get the angle right on my table saw until I realized that to get a 30 degree angle, i needed to figure that I had to subtract the deired angle I needed from 90 degrees. Hence, I set my miter guage at 60 degrees. These are all joined using biscuits versus v-nails used in the square frames. The small triangle fram was my prototype. I will throw it in for free.
Since the lady works in copper, I figured the green wood, which is tongue in groove thta was the ceiling of an early 1900’s house in Bisbee, AZ, area, would offset the natural copper look. It is sort of the color of oxidized copper, also. All these greem frames use a lap joint in place of teh usual miter joint usually found in picture frames. It turned out to be a nice morph of power and hand tools to accomplish these. I used the bandsaw to cut the lap joint on the square frames, but needed to use my dovetail hand saw to compete the triangle lasp joints.
The third picture shows my usual 11×14 and 8×10 frames. The one on far right is from an old door frame. You may be able to see where the hinges covered the old paint. It has nice specling of the paint.
I have a few more fgrames to complete, then on to making some boxes from some Leopardwood, Hickory, and some spalted wood I just picked up.
-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards