Picture Frames

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Project by JimDaddyO posted 1042 days ago 1061 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend asked me if I could make a couple of picture frames for him. When I asked what kind, he said “wood ones”. That kind of left the door open. I had never made a pecture frame before, and was a bit worried about getting the miters right. Anyways,,,,, off to the shed to pull out some equipment and wood. I found some pine barn board left over from other projects and milled it to size and squared it up. To do the miters, I cut the pieces slightly over length at 45 degrees on the table saw. I placed my bench hook down and on top of that I put a speed square and the stock on it. I used my LA block to trim to final size. This method made me realize that I need proper shooting boards, but it worked. There was a lot of holding a bunch of things at the same time. I then made the critical error of profiling all the pieces before glue up. For glue up I ended up using a cheap angle clamp to get 3 pieces together (one corner at a time), then short pipe clamps to attach the last side. While not perfect, I am very happy with the way the miters turned out. 3 coats of wipe on poly and 2 coats of wax and my friend now has a set of frames for 16×20 photos and is happy. Oh, and by the way, who says really cheap pine cannot look great and have some interesting grain patterns in it?

-- I still have all my fingers

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#1 posted 1042 days ago

Sorry for a few spelling mistakes, my fingers are lost on an unfamiliar keyboard.

-- I still have all my fingers

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#2 posted 1042 days ago

nice miters…looks great

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#3 posted 1041 days ago

Good job with table saw miters.if you do more, you might consider a dedicated miter sled.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#4 posted 1041 days ago

Nice job, look great!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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