|Project by William||posted 10-21-2012 10:59 PM||1289 views||3 times favorited||17 comments|
I wanted to make something for a friend in response to a very kind gesture he done for me. It took a little bit of prodding to find out what he may like, but I was told he had three wallet sized photos that he may like some frames for. So frames it was.
I couldn’t find any patterns I liked for wallet size photos. So I decided to take patterns for a larger photo and adapt them to the size I needed.
The patterns came from this book by Patrick Speilman and James Riddle.
Then I made overlay pieces and used my palm router to hog out the material on the backside to accomodate the photo and a piece of thin plexi-glass. You can see in the photo how the top is cleaned out all the way up so the photo and plexi-glass can be slid in from the top.
This photo shows how the plexi-glass slides in. If you place the photo behind it, push it far as you can down and then bump it on the table, the photo and plexi-glass fall into place all the way at the bottom of the overlay piece cutout area.
Photo one is of all three frames.
Photos two and three are made of cottonwood with sapelle overlay and are meant to be hung on the wall. The hole near the top is for hinging them.
Photos four, five, and six are of the last one. It is made of sapelle with sapelle overlay. It is meant to sit upright on a desk or shelf. The last two photos show the stand piece that allows it to stay upright.