|Project by Andy||posted 10-12-2007 03:11 PM||3047 views||8 times favorited||17 comments|
I gave this one to Rachel.
I designed this Mahogany frame based loosely on the Greene and Greene style.I came up with this simple but effective joinery technique I call spline-kerf. Walnut splines hold it together,running from top to bottom, as well as providing the border for the picture, because they are wider than the kerf is deep. The horizontal border pieces are just set into the dado and sanded until they fit snug against the side strips. The inlays are simply 1/4” plugs of Bloodwood set into holes punched out on the mortiser. I find it best to bore a pattern of holes prior to shaping the outside edges. The diamond tops of the plugs are shaped on the disc sander. Photo #2 shows how picture back being held in with toggles, and the support is a piece of square stock Walnut, that slips loosely into a recess made on the mortiser. Finish is lacquer.
-- If I can do it, so can you.