|Project by superstretch||posted 12-28-2011 08:07 AM||1719 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
I had a very brief window of time to get Christmas presents made this year and fortunately I was able to get from start to finish (literally :D) in a week. I couldn’t have done it without the miter sled I made a few months back.
Since I know ya’ll have been inundated with Christmas project posts lately, I’ll make this brief :D
- All 5 of the frames
- The 2 sapele frames (5”x7” photos)
- Sapele album frame
- Bocote album frame
- Zebrawood album frame
- The game-changer.. the keyhole router bit
All corners were cut on the miter sled, glued, scraped, sanded. I put on two coats of wipe on poly, but they got real gummy and I rubbed them down with 0000 steel wool. The finish came right off, but didn’t touch the wood much.. Instead, a nice satin sheen was on the bare wood, so I decided to present them natural. Where I could, I cut a keyhole for hanging.. otherwise, I had to resort to the sawtooth hangers.
Other hardware: I picked up a Logan F500-2 for popping in the backing retainers.. What a tool! I used whatever Lexan-alternative they had at Lowes for the ‘glass’ (for a 12”+ square surface, I didn’t want glass) and then some hardboard from Michael’s as a backing.
-- Dan, Rochester, NY