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Project by Dave Rutan posted 04-18-2016 02:40 PM 1057 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

[Legebla ankaĆ­ en Esperanto]

I decided to do something with the narrower pieces of spalted wood that I had lying around. Truthfully most of the pieces I get from the branches I find are narrow, but that’s the way it is.

A while ago we threw out a sort of rotating picture frame display. I grabbed the glass panes from it with the intention of ‘someday’ making frames to put the glass in.

[Below] First I cut the pieces in half lengthwise using my hold down jig. Info on this jig here: [link]

[Below] Then I used the router table to put a rabbet in the inner edge to hold the glass, photo and the backer board. After that (not shown) I cut the pieces on the miter sled to the appropriate size.

[Below] To glue these together, I had to build a clamping jig for small frames. The details of that are here:[link]

I finished them with spray lacquer and they look great. I applied one of those sawtooth hangars to each one for hanging. For those who prefer pictures to stand up on a table, I drilled a hole near the bottom edge of each frame. A golf tee fits in the hole and acts as a good stander. These frames will be used to distribute my daughter’s senior portraits next year.

[Esperanto Fun]

The photo of my daughter is on the table of my sister in law.

La foto de mia filino estas sur la tablo de mia bofratino.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 04-18-2016 04:06 PM

That wood made some really beautiful frames.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Eddie_T

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#2 posted 04-18-2016 05:09 PM

. . . . and nice jigs too!

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majuvla

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#3 posted 04-18-2016 06:49 PM

I must admit everything look better with spalted wood. Awesome rustic oldtimer look. Especialy with worm holes.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dave Rutan

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#4 posted 04-18-2016 06:54 PM



That wood made some really beautiful frames.

- Oldtool

And I still have a bunch left to process!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Dave Rutan

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#5 posted 04-18-2016 06:55 PM



. . . . and nice jigs too!

- Eddie_T

Thanks! Jigs are great helpers.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Dave Rutan

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#6 posted 04-18-2016 06:55 PM



I must admit everything look better with spalted wood. Awesome rustic oldtimer look. Especialy with worm holes.

- majuvla

Worm holes are another one of those treasures in old wood—so long as the worms are gone!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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robscastle

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#7 posted 04-18-2016 09:41 PM

Nice work Dave,
Very well presented work
the construction details tell it all!
Hey you looked a bit like Farrokh Bulsara before losing your hair!

-- Regards Robert

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Dave Rutan

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#8 posted 04-18-2016 09:51 PM

The identity of the gentleman on the left should be fairly easy, the one on the right, not so much.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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jbay

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#9 posted 04-18-2016 09:56 PM

That must be you on the left, because the one on the right has no resemblance what so ever.
Nice do do do frames do do do!!! I can’t get that song out of my head…

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#10 posted 04-18-2016 11:48 PM

Great looking pair of frames, Dave! Nice use of the wood, and they mean much more that store-bought!

-- Dean

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Dave Rutan

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#11 posted 04-19-2016 12:59 AM



That must be you on the left, because the one on the right has no resemblance what so ever.
Nice do do do frames do do do!!! I can t get that song out of my head…

- jbay

Neither of them are related to me, do do.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Dave Rutan

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#12 posted 04-19-2016 01:00 AM



Great looking pair of frames, Dave! Nice use of the wood, and they mean much more that store-bought!

- Mean_Dean

All the better that I ended up making 10! Well worth the jig I’d say.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#13 posted 04-19-2016 02:14 AM

Great use of the narrow pieces, Dave. I enjoy seeing what you and other woodworkers do with so called ugly wood. Beautiful frames! Where is the photo of your daughter?

-- God bless, Candy

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robscastle

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#14 posted 04-19-2016 09:13 AM

So your telling me you havent been framed after all ?
Too much contact adhesive fumes maybe!

-- Regards Robert

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Dave Rutan

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#15 posted 04-19-2016 10:45 AM



Great use of the narrow pieces, Dave. I enjoy seeing what you and other woodworkers do with so called ugly wood. Beautiful frames! Where is the photo of your daughter?

- CFrye

The Senior pictures are being taken on May 19th. We’ll distribute them at Christmas.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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