|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 07-29-2016 03:06 PM||613 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
After I made this jig [link] for my table saw, I went ahead and did a quick and dirty experiment. I used the 45 degree miter aspect of it to cut four sides for a small picture frame. This was basically just to see how accurately the jig would cut. The wood is pine which was a cut-off from a board. I saved it at the time. Waste not want not!
[Below] I used a stop block clamped to the 30 degree miter side and cut all four pieces the same length.
[Below] Then I went over to the router table and cut a rabbet about half way up the thickness to hold the picture, glass and backer.
[Below] I glued it together and held it tight with several rubber bands. You can see that the miters match up pretty darn good, though not absolutely perfect. This may be from the piece slipping on the jig or my TS blade not being as sharp as it should be.
[Below] I sanded it and gave it a finish with Danish oil.
[Below] I took a scrap piece of plexi-glas and cut it to size on the table saw. Then I cut a backer piece from an old cereal box ad installed everything using glazier’s points.
[Below] I installed a sawtooth picture hangar on the back. The nails for it were too long, so I shortened them with a diagonal plier. Then I hung it up for the gallery picture. This didn’t come out bad especially as it was slap-dash.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!