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Project by jeffswildwood posted 11-20-2016 01:38 PM 287 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another picture frame I just finished. I am proud of the way the miters came out this time. The 45 has always been my Achilles heel, always seem to have trouble with them. I tried something new this time and it came out great. First I installed a new Irwin marples blade on my miter saw, then gave it a good calibration. When I made the cuts, angles on the left side of the blade I labeled “A”. The right side I labeled “B”. Then in assembly I matched A to B. I then cut a cove around the outside of the frame. This was my Son’s idea. Made from Pine board and stained with provincial stain. Three coats of gloss polyurethane. The picture is of Molly, a cat we sadly lost earlier in the year. I really enjoyed making this frame for my Son as he does all my project photography. Thanks for looking!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 11-20-2016 01:55 PM

Poor Molly got framed, but in a nice way. Really looks good with the cove on it. I favor this one more Jeff. Is this the same barn wood as the other one? Looks much lighter.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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jeffswildwood

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#2 posted 11-20-2016 02:07 PM

Thanks Dave. The cove was my Son’s idea. No, this is not the same wood. This was fresh stock from big box store. I would like to plane some of the barn wood to see whats inside. I think it’s wormy chestnut but not sure. Now that would make a beautiful frame! Thanks for looking and the nice comment!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#3 posted 11-20-2016 02:22 PM

I’m always fighting miters too. Those look perfect – nice frame.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 11-20-2016 04:36 PM

You have every right to be proud of those miters. The whole frame came out perfect.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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jeffswildwood

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#5 posted 11-20-2016 05:15 PM

Thanks guys. As I said I tried something new. It’s nice when you try something and it works out. I may have found a way to take the fight out of those miters.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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Vicki

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#6 posted 11-20-2016 05:24 PM

I love it!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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jeffswildwood

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#7 posted 11-20-2016 09:16 PM

Thanks Vicki, My Son is quite the photographer and does all my projects. (He makes me look good). So I really like making custom frames for his photography.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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CFrye

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#8 posted 11-21-2016 04:27 AM

Beautiful image of a beloved pet and a great frame, Jeff. May I suggest in future frames you make them big enough for a matt to provide a bit of separation of the frame and the image. Really brings it to the next level. Glad you have conquered the miter! I know you are pumped (I would be)!

-- God bless, Candy

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