|Project by Ollie||posted 03-04-2010 11:40 AM||2095 views||9 times favorited||9 comments|
Just a picture frame for a friend.
I used a small plank of walnut cut into 4 strips, then cut the oak into 4 smaller strips to form the bead for the glass to rest on.
I glued the oak strips onto the walnut first then let it dry.
This is the first time I have used masking tape to prevent glue getting on the face of the work during glue up. I must say it worked very well and I will do it all the time from now on.
Once the glue dried I cut the pieces to length on the mitre saw.
Though the mitres are close I can never get them perfect which is most annoying so any advice would be appreciated.
I don`t have a picture frame clamp so I glued it up on a flat piece of wood with 2 batons screwed on each end and clamped in the other direction. It worked ok.
Once glued I sanded it, I had to use a little filler because my mitres were out a little, but you cant see it unless you look really close.
Finished in teak oil.
One day I will cut a perfect mitre…....!?
-- Ollie, UK.