|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 05-04-2016 07:07 PM||1684 views||2 times favorited||18 comments|
My pastor found an architect’s concept painting of what our church might look like. It sat displayed on a shelf in the library for a few weeks and then he mentioned that it ought to be framed. Having recently rescued some old oak flooring from a dumpster (actually a trailer) I piped up that I could make a frame. While we were discussing it, he said something to the effect that I could paint the frame black. I replied that you don’t paint oak, but that I would put a black matte around the picture.
I cleaned the boards up by planing them down a bit. I put a rabbet on one edge of the boards. This will hold the glass, matte, picture and backer.
Then I tried an experiment that I’ve had in mind. I pulled out my old tapering jig which I built just because we all need such a thing, right? This is the kind of jig that’s recently been labeled as deathly dangerous, so it’s a good thing that I made that new, improved, better tapering/jointing jig.
I saw somewhere that some use something like this as a coving guide on the table saw, so I cut the fence leg short and removed the stop block on the angling leg. After setting it up to cut only on the back half of the blade, I ran the oak pieces through making several passes. I put the cove on the inward facing edge of the frame to add some dimension to it. I feel the result came out well.
After sanding the cove and the flat faces I used my miter sled to cut the corners. Then I routed an ogee profile on the outer edge of the frame (this was actually a mistake, but it turned out Okay. It would have made my life a little easier if I had put the ogee on the frame after it was glued together.)
I glued the frame together using my large picture frame clamp. Then I finished it with…
I bought the matte and plexiglass and cut them to size. The matte just needed a little taken off around the outside edges. I used a piece of black poster board for the back piece and held everything in with glazier’s points.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!