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Project by bobasaurus posted 1624 days ago 1549 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a simple picture frame I made for a painting by my uncle. It was the first time I used my new router on a project, and made me realize that hand-routing really sucks. The slightest tilt up or down really gouges the wood (especially with my 1/2” cove bit), and the entire router wants to tilt off the edge. Time for a router table, I guess. The hard maple board I used for the frame had quite a bit of twist in it, which carried through to the final product. Despite all this, I think it looks pretty nice on my wall. The finish is several coats of a tung oil / poly blend wiped on with cheesecloth.

-- Allen, Colorado





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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#1 posted 1624 days ago

Nice frame to compliment that wonderful painting.. looks great together…

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

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nebulous

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#2 posted 1624 days ago

Beautiful frame.

I use a simple guide-rail-on-a-thin-board jig (actually made from a wine box) to do straight dado’s, and it took me two cuts to figure out that I needed to use a cut-off of the thin board to keep the router straight. Face palm.

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KnotCurser

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#3 posted 1624 days ago

Picture frames are NEVER just “simple” – the idea of fastening contrasting grain patterns of wood at four different points, obtaining four perfect angles and then being able to maintain this for years to come is a fantastic test of a woodworkers skill.

Fine Job! The color of the frame compliments the art nicely!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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HallTree

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#4 posted 1624 days ago

Good job. Not easy with hand-routing. There are a lot of different routing tables here to give you some ideas.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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