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Project by Dave posted 03-25-2012 06:34 PM 2132 views 1 time favorited 50 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple project but a nice story on the journey here. The wife wanted to hang old sash windows in the living room. I didn’t want to pay the prices that the antique shops were wanting. By chance BoxcarMarty had been to an auction. He asked me if I wanted a few planes he had won. I jumped at it. One was a dado and the other was a stick and rabbet.

Now I had remembered that Roy Underhill had done an episode on the stick n rabbet. So I went back and watched it a few times. In the show Roy shows the corners being coped. I do not have the proper chisel and these being picture frames, weather proofing was not in the picture. I wanted to miter the corners and that was ground that I had no instruction on. So I did the first frame and learned how deep to place the miter, where to cut the miter.
I blogged on the plane and first frame. The first frame was done in sycamore. The project here were a simple 2/4. Hand cut, planed, molded and made for the wife, now she has three.
I also did two videos on the subject. If you have seen them sorry for the repeat.
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Please ask questions, this was a fun build.
One last thing the first has a photo. My wife as a child

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com





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Brit

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#1 posted 03-25-2012 06:38 PM

Great job Dave. I think this is a great way to make picture frames. I would imagine they are very strong. Thanks for sharing the technique with us too.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 03-25-2012 06:41 PM

They came out great!

You had fun learning, improved your skill set & made the wife HAPPY, that my friend is a TRIFECTA!!!!

The more I see hand tools put to use, the more I realize that I WILL need to have some more planes. I just need to figure out which ones. Not only did you learn a few things, I am learning also. Thanks for helping to fill my caverness brain!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 03-25-2012 06:50 PM

Very nice Dave. Picture frames make good little projects.

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Dave

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#4 posted 03-25-2012 06:52 PM

Andy and Randy you guys are good friends and thanks for the kind comments. We are all learning a good lesson here, not just woodworking.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Dave

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#5 posted 03-25-2012 06:54 PM

Thank you Shane, now there is no picture or piece of glass I can’t whip up a frame for. Watch and see she will come up with some piece of glass with five sides.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 03-25-2012 07:27 PM

Nice picture frames… or should I say undersized windows with a back cover? LOL

Very COOL… That’s getting extra mileage out of one design!

Those planes are the key… awesome…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#7 posted 03-25-2012 07:54 PM

These look real fine Dave. I’m impressed with your planing work too. Nice touch in the house, and you are keeping the wife happy. Something we all dream about, but don’t always accomplish. 1-0 Dave.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 03-25-2012 08:50 PM

Good looking frames

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#9 posted 03-25-2012 09:06 PM

Looking good Dave – I can’t WAIT to see the five sided version! I can see you getting a bunch of requests for these…..there are a lot of un-framed pictures out there!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Dave

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#10 posted 03-25-2012 09:17 PM

Joe many thanks, the back cover is the storm shutter.
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Mike you know you have to keep the better half happy. Thank you.
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Thanks Don!
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Jeff noooooo, I will have to get my protractor out and divide. I don’t have that many fingers and toes. But thinking about it a strange piece of glass would be cool.
~ thank you all for your time~

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#11 posted 03-25-2012 09:17 PM

great frames Dave. They certainly add some distinction to the photos.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Dave

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#12 posted 03-25-2012 09:19 PM

I forgot to mention the glass is out of a 100 year old window. There are black specks and imperfections all in then. It added to the project.
Boy I am a cheep skate.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Dave

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#13 posted 03-25-2012 09:20 PM

Thanks Don, the picture of her had been in a box under the bed for 40 years. Now it has a home.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#14 posted 03-25-2012 10:57 PM

Cool idea, great looking frames SD, your not just a pretty face.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Dave

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#15 posted 03-25-2012 11:13 PM

I am sending you dear sir a portrait of yours truly to be used as a dart board or pin the tail on the donkey.
Thanks Roger, you are the great one as always.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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