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Project by maxomatic posted 12-23-2011 04:38 PM 895 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Christmas gifts project. I made 10, each slightly different from the rest. Purpleheart with maple splines, walnut with maple splines, and curly maple with walnut splines. I was going to spray them with enduro-var, but my gun wasn’t working right and I was getting impatient, so I just wiped the stuff on. It worked out fine I think.

-- I cut it three times and it's STILL too short!





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wookie

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#1 posted 12-23-2011 06:50 PM

Max, nice gifts! Made some for my folks too. Do you cut your own mats and glass? I had Hobby Lobby do mine but I’m thinking I’ll cut my own mats and have the glass cut at the local hardware store next time. Pre-cut glass at the Hobby Lobby were $7.00 each. I can get the glass cut at Ace for $1.89 plus tax. They also charge $8.00 each to work on non store bought frames. Trying to save a little money next time. Do you use a miter sled on your table saw?

Nice Project,

Jack

-- Wookie=Wood Rookie

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#2 posted 12-27-2011 04:58 PM

wookie – I had a local glass shop do the glass, and I bought the mats and easel backs online but had to cut them down a bit to fit. I paid $37 for the glass, and he did 10 frames for me. I tried a couple different methods for cutting the miters, first a miter gauge on the table saw, and then the miter saw after several adjustments to get it set up perfectly.

-- I cut it three times and it's STILL too short!

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