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Project by IantheTinker posted 03-07-2018 03:28 AM 678 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first picture frame, it is sized to fit an 8×12 photo and is made from maple. I had been attempting 45 degree miters but kept failing, so I opted for butt joints reinforced with dowels. It is quite square and ridged. I chamfered the edges and finished it with boiled linseed oil. I like the swirls and slashes of color within the wood, I probably could have done a better job of showing those off. I drilled some tiny holes along the inside of the back and put small finish nails in them to keep the glass, picture, and cardboard in place.

Thank you for taking a look!

-- opiningminnesotan.com





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 03-07-2018 04:21 AM

Looks good. I use one of these to put the brads in for holding the picture in place. Much more expensive now I see then when I got it for under $30. Has worked well and is easy to use. If you plan to do more a worthwhile investment.

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IantheTinker

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#2 posted 03-07-2018 04:28 AM



Looks good. I use one of these to put the brads in for holding the picture in place. Much more expensive now I see then when I got it for under $30. Has worked well and is easy to use. If you plan to do more a worthwhile investment.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Logan-Dual-Point-Driver-Elite-/272832922221?hash=item3f861c026d

- woodbutcherbynight

Thanks for the suggestion, I will look into it.

-- opiningminnesotan.com

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Ziggman

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#3 posted 03-07-2018 12:58 PM

Great use of the Ambrosia to hilight the frame.

-- In his retort, the alchemist repeats the work of nature-----Jim Morrison

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 03-07-2018 10:43 PM

This frame turned out beautifully. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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BB1

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#5 posted 03-07-2018 11:26 PM

Nice job -that maple is really eye catching. I’ve been starting to put together some frames (and agree that the miters are a challenge!!) and wanted to share these “turn buttons” that I have found to work nicely to hold the back in place:
Turn Buttons 136 Black Picture Frame Turn Buttons with Screws for Hanging Photos by Topoox https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0759NZYYG?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

Again -great looking frame. I like your use of dowels. I’ve tried dowels on a project and struggled to get them to fit. You did a great job with yours.

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IantheTinker

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#6 posted 03-09-2018 03:01 PM



Nice job -that maple is really eye catching. I ve been starting to put together some frames (and agree that the miters are a challenge!!) and wanted to share these “turn buttons” that I have found to work nicely to hold the back in place:
Turn Buttons 136 Black Picture Frame Turn Buttons with Screws for Hanging Photos by Topoox https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0759NZYYG?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

Again -great looking frame. I like your use of dowels. I ve tried dowels on a project and struggled to get them to fit. You did a great job with yours.

- BB1

Thank you for both the compliments and the button suggestion!

-- opiningminnesotan.com

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