|Project by Chris P.||posted 03-10-2011 07:12 AM||2042 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
Continuing to learn a lot about how things work in the wood shop – what causes tear-out, how to use a keyhole bit – the lessons are endless (and often “learned” multiple times).
This is a gift for a good friend of mine, three pictures I took of his puppy printed on canvas and mounted on foamboard. I made the frames out of birch from the local hardwood shop – found a piece with some particularly interesting reflective qualities.
I cut the pieces and first joined with only gorilla glue (mostly because I am lazy). Then I decided to go back and try out the dowel jig I got, but failed because I couldn’t get the strap clamp around the pieces fast enough before the dowels started expanding. So I snapped them off, sanded them down, and finally settled on joining them with #10 biscuits.
Finish is three coats of tung oil.
Any advice peeps have on doweling successfully, I’m open!