|Project by RHaynes||posted 09-02-2015 07:03 PM||801 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
I’ve been working on a card box for my little sister, who is getting married in a few weeks. I wanted to transfer a laser jet print of an engagement picture to the lid of the box, but figured I better practice the technique a few times before trying my luck on the lid. After 3 or 4 tries, I got the technique down to where I was willing to take a shot at a “live” project. So this is a picture of my daughter from Easter last year, transferred onto a piece of maple plywood.
I was also working on my mitered frame technique in preparation for doing the box lid, and realized that my miter sled for my table saw did not make the move to our new house very well. So after some swear words, I made a shooting board the other night, accurate to a hundredth of a degree, and shot all of the miters after “rough” cutting them on my Kapex. I say “rough” because the cuts off the Kapex were darn near perfect. So the frame on this picture is miter joints done on the Kapex and shooting board. The frame is made out of reclaimed oak barnwood. I jointed the back face and the inside edge in order to get a flat frame, square cuts, and tight miters while leaving the weathered patina on the face and the outsides.
Project was finished with three coats of sprayed pre-cat lacquer. The first picture is unfinished. The second picture (hanging on the wall) is after finish.
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