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Project by hairy posted 03-23-2018 12:46 AM 870 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this picture frame and got in a hurry to try out these hangers.

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/highpoint-round-wall-hanger-5-piece-with-screws

It was easy to drill the holes for this. Then I realized, there wasn’t room for the 3/8” rabbet to hold the picture, glass and backer board. I was feeling just about stooopid .

This hovered near the trash can for a few days. I got to thinking I can’t screw it up much more, so I cut a 1/4” rabbet and put it all together to see how bad it was.

Who looks at the back of a picture frame? Once it’s hung, it’s all good.

The picture is a drawing by a 6 year old of herself and her mommy. Chalk on the driveway. A few hours later it rained and was gone.

Half lapped Mahogany, 9” wide x 7” tall. Rattle can poly.

From now on I’m drilling these holes before assembly. If I remember.

-- My reality check bounced...





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Joe

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#1 posted 03-23-2018 12:53 AM

Im glad you didn’t trash this, your mistakes like pretty good to me. The message to her mom was well worth framing! Thanks

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 03-23-2018 01:16 AM

It is not a mistake, merely a learning curve. Looks good and as you said who looks at the back once it is hung on the wall. Let me catch someone doing that here at my place….. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Kelster58

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#3 posted 03-23-2018 01:22 AM

Looks GREAT to me…...Nice job!!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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Porchfish

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#4 posted 03-23-2018 01:12 PM

Screwed up, screwed, down, screwed all around. If the end product works and looks as good as this frame ….. SUCCESS ! even old dogs learn new tricks, and we learn more than how to reproduce something someone else has made before…. we rule ! Goodon’ya !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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majuvla

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#5 posted 03-23-2018 01:54 PM

Nice clean straight lines.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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GR8HUNTER

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#6 posted 03-23-2018 03:09 PM

I’m still trying to figure out what exactly went wrong here …looks fine to me even from the back where NO ONE looks ….like the subject matter also …GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 03-23-2018 09:01 PM

Hairy, it looks very nice and I’m glad that you figured out a way to save it.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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wrenchhead

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#8 posted 03-23-2018 09:18 PM

Great recovery. The mahogany was a good choice

-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkRuFxW8HhRfyhbTP4SY5UA I could quit if I wanted

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jeffswildwood

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#9 posted 03-23-2018 11:54 PM

Really nice frame. We all have little oops along the way, it’s how we finish that counts and this looks fine!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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GaryCN

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#10 posted 04-06-2018 11:40 PM

I use a keyhole router bit most of the time.
https://www.amazon.com/Hanging-Slot-Router-Bit-Shank/dp/B001DT327U

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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