|Project by Jim B||posted 05-16-2016 12:11 AM||556 views||3 times favorited||2 comments|
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 www.thewoodwhisperer.com 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 https://www.etsy.com/shop/cavoliscorner?ref=search_shop_redirect