|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 04-18-2016 02:40 PM||1085 views||0 times favorited||20 comments|
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.
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!