QSWO & Inlay Frame

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Project by patrad posted 10-23-2012 09:08 PM 1223 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first large frame and lots of lessons learned. The finish is Waterlox Original. The inlay is just pine screen molding with ebony dye.
- I used Festool dominos to join the corners. It’s heavy and I was not sure if just glue would suffice. I should have given them just a tiny bit of give because just a hair off on the dominos and the miters did not align. I kind of rushed the dry fit and it ended up off square by about 1/4”. Luckily the glass was taped so it won’t move or gap.
- Rather than solid QSWO, I backed it to get sufficient rabbet depth with poplar. I milled the poplar separately before gluing, but after sanding and routing the QSWO . . which led to some more issues with being square.

Overall, I’m still very pleased with my first frame and the art is finally out where it should be!

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#1 posted 10-23-2012 09:24 PM

Very nice, I like how you used the pine screen molding. The black works great with the mat and art work that is very cool I might add.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#2 posted 10-23-2012 09:29 PM

Very nice. A definite conversation piece.

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#3 posted 10-24-2012 12:18 AM

Love Widespread, and the frame isn’t bad either!

Actually like the frame a lot. I need to make some frames for several items. Gotta take a closer look at your wip pics.

-- Ed

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#4 posted 10-26-2012 01:40 PM

Don’t beat yourself up over problems we can’t see!! That looks great!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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