|Project by HappyHowie||posted 12-10-2016 03:44 AM||1260 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
I completed this picture frame that I made for a friend. When I heard he was going to take his parents to see a Rockies game, I asked him to take of photo of him with his 95 and 91 year old parents. Send me a jpeg file of that photo and I would make a picture frame for it. This would be my Christmas gift to him this year.
For some reason I turned this project into a tough learning experience. I decided to make the frame with miter half-lap joints. I practiced the joint with pieces of scrap pine. That process went fine. When I began the project with cherry hardwood the process became more difficult. It was a good learning experience. However, I did not become an expert at the process. The process was long and filled with small setbacks. Eventually, I completed it.
My friend Bill did seem genuinely pleased with this gift today. He said he was going to share it with his parents.
Note: I also enlarged the photo, processed the image with my copy of Photoshop, cropped the enlargement and printed it with my Cannon Pro i9000 color printer. The photo size I printed was an 8 by 10. The matte I placed it in was a 11 by 14. From that dimension I sized the picture frame.
-- --- Happy Howie