|Project by Jordan Moore||posted 01-01-2016 10:56 PM||561 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I made these frames for my cousins for Christmas. They are my first ones I’ve made so far. The first picture is the first one I made, I used some old oak I received from an uncle, it had been sitting outside for a while, so after I planed it it was still kind of rough. I believe you all call it punky haha. I cut splines in the corners and used Walnut. I tried to rout out a channel with a dull bit, which didn’t work, so I had to cut it out with the table saw and glued in a piece of Walnut to fill it. The other frames were rushed, so I didn’t put as much detail into them. The second frame is curly Maple, and I drilled holes near the corners and drove empty .308 cartridges in to kind of act as dowels. They all like guns and shooting, so I thought they would like it. The third frame is made from Hickory. I tried a lap joint on this. I got the idea from a video I watched by David Waelder. I then drove .357 Mag cartridges through and the cut the ends that stuck through, and folded them out to hold it secure. The fifth picture is the last one I made, using the same oak as the first frame. This one doesn’t have any casings in it haha. I finished them all with poly. The maple frame got two coats of boiled linseed oil first before the polyurethane. Thanks for looking :)
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