|Project by Woodshopfreak||posted 03-17-2008 02:19 AM||2556 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
This is the picture frame I made for the autograph of David Marks. It is a small fun project that will let you use a cool “spline Jig”. I had to make one of these before I could make the frame. This frame was a blast to make and was very easy. I got the glass from an old picture frame I picked up at Goodwill. :). A very cheap way to get a nice peice of glass (only $.99 for the whole frame and glass). I used a board of leftover purplehart and cut it into peices of about an inch wide. Then I rabbited the inside to house the glass, picture, and cardboard backing. Then I mitered them to match the glass size. With all of that done, I glued the mitered frame together. Then I took the frame and droped it into my newly made spline jig, it cut some splines perfectly and I put in maple inserts to give the peice a nice contrast. To put the back in place I put glasure points in, they hold the back in by diging into the side of the frame and holding the cardboard back in place, they are traditionaly used for windows but they make great picture frame hold downs. I finished the peice with tung oil although it is not pure tung oil it is actually a mixture of tung oil and varnish made by Formby’s. I don’t have a clue why they did this. I would have been happy with jsut tung oil. It turned out pretty nicely. It is a piece that will not only catch your eye for the beauty of the frame but also for the picture that is in it. This is a great project for anyone that wants to do something simple and elegent. Please send me a message if you would like the demensions or for the “plans” so to speak, although they arn’t really plans just some toughts on how to do this project.
-- Tyler, Illinois