Picture Frame

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Project by Jim B posted 05-16-2016 12:11 AM 991 views 6 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this frame for my girlfriends birthday. It was a first attempt at bridle joints, through mortise and tenons, and draw boring. I wanted to get out of my comfort zone a little for my first project home from school for the Summer. I have lots of room for improvement but I was pretty happy with the results. It is made from some left over cherry and walnut for the pegs. Finish is Arm-R-Seal satin. Inspiration came from other frames I’ve seen on LumberJocks and The idea to chamfer the edges at the joints came from Marc’s mirror frame project. I think it adds nice depth to the frame. I finally got my inexpensive block plane in working order, it was a pleasure to chamfer the edges with it and help finesse some of the joints. I’m trying to use more of a hybrid woodworking approach.

The drawing is 5”x7” and it was done in pencil by a friend. She has an Etsy shop set up and does great work

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#1 posted 05-16-2016 05:04 PM

Ooh I like. Great job on those bridle joints, I’d never guess it was your first try. Way cleaner than mine look, makes me want to practice!

-- How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

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#2 posted 05-16-2016 08:10 PM

Great looking frame! I might have to try bridle joints on my next one instead of miters. Great job!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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