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I thought that I would start out simple by making a picture frame.

This one I made years ago.

It’s maple with many coats of tung oil. It’s made to fit a 5×8 photo.

-- It's better to have people think you're stupid rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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#1 posted 02-04-2008 09:20 AM

nice looking frames. My first attempts (actually… ALL my attempts) at mitred picture frames have ended up in the bin, just couldn’t get the bloody things square.

-- Perth, Australia

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#2 posted 02-04-2008 11:10 AM

Good first try – the miters look tight.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 02-04-2008 12:00 PM

Good job, MikeT.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#4 posted 02-04-2008 12:18 PM

Nice job! What did you use on the back to make the space for the glass and backing – a router? And how did you do the miters – table saw, miter box?

-- Eric at

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#5 posted 02-04-2008 12:37 PM

Well done Mike.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 02-04-2008 01:40 PM

excellent job.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 02-04-2008 02:09 PM

Good job Miket. The miters look good.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 02-04-2008 03:09 PM

Good job! Especially nice miter joints for a first project.

-- Spread love with our work

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#9 posted 02-04-2008 03:26 PM

Nice tight miters—good work.

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Jiri Parkman

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#10 posted 02-04-2008 03:52 PM

Good job!

-- Jiri

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Dominic Vanacora

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#11 posted 02-04-2008 06:33 PM

Great looking frame, don’t forget to sign and date the back you so you can look back some day.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 07-14-2008 07:34 AM

Good looking frame.

Glad to hear you think it’s a simple job.

Many people consider this to be a tricky project!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 07-15-2008 05:15 AM

I agree with Lee.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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