|Project by cranesgonewild||posted 07-03-2010 04:46 AM||2516 views||7 times favorited||7 comments|
This is a picture frame I made for my sister a few months ago. I got the idea from TheWoodWhisperer, Nicole’s Frame. Except, I used different woods, Jatoba, Walnut, and Maple. In the first pic, I used a chisel to flush everything up to the same size. My cheap hand planer was gouging too much material. In the second pic, you see green tape on the maple. That is to keep the maple elevated during glue-up. When glueing up these many pieces, things shift. The last thing I want is to plane down the maple. To add strength, I used reinforced miters, as you see in the third pic. I then chamfered the inside and outside of the frame 45 degrees. I splurged and bought myself a keyhole bit, and routed out a hanger on the back of the frame. This hanger design can also be achieved by using a forstner bit and a dovetail bit. I hope you like it, I’m really happy with the way this turned out.
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