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Project by Critterman posted 1578 days ago 1660 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Everyone, well here they are barely in time for Christmas, and with the snow storm they still might be late. One with walnut and Birdseye maple the other two with Honduran mahogany and curly red oak. I was a bit disappointed that the grain in the wavy red oak didn’t come out as much as I wanted. Time killed me here so I had to press on. Two coats of danish oil and two spray lacquer. They came out OK, wish I had more time, but sometimes life is just that way. Oh, got the plan from one of my many magazines…Wood I think. Enjoy.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA





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kosta

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#1 posted 1578 days ago

I am building some picture frames now and im having problems getting it to fight together perfectly with out and gaps in the miters. Are you using a loose tennon or domino in the picture frame miters

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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Critterman

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#2 posted 1578 days ago

Hey Kosta, Nope just good old titebond. I do the mitres on my table saw with my incra miter gage. It gets them just about perfect. This project had a hardboard backer glued to the facing so I didn’t need to do any additional reinforcements. Normally, if I felt I needed them I would be more inclined to do splines on the corners. They are easy to do (with a jig) and have great holding power. If your having problems with your miters I suggest a good miter gage and set up triangle to check your gage against. That will eliminate a lot of issues you might have..

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 1578 days ago

Jim, these are some really nice frames. I have been looking for ideas on framing some pictures and these certainly are an inspiration.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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kosta

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#4 posted 1578 days ago

yea I use my miter saw to do all the miters but I think I wasnt paying attention very good when I cut them thats why they were off

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 1578 days ago

Nice work Jim, I migjht do this one of these days :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 1578 days ago

Beautiful frames !!

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#7 posted 1578 days ago

cool looking frames… simple design yet amazing results… would love to see one built with maple and walnut for the contrast…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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woodchic

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#8 posted 1530 days ago

Nice looking frames!

AKA…........Woodchic

-- Robin Renee'

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John Gray

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#9 posted 1530 days ago

EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 1530 days ago

Wow those are nice Jim

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 1530 days ago

Did you ever remember which magazine you got the plans from ? If it was WOOD , do you know which issue ?

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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Critterman

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#12 posted 1529 days ago

Thanks folks! Dusty, I got the plans from Woodsmith vol 184.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 1529 days ago

AHA !!! Do you know if that plan is available online ? Yours came out so perfectly : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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Critterman

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#14 posted 1529 days ago

Hey Dusty, left you a message about the plans in your message box…talk with you soon.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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