|Project by Djstep||posted 12-03-2012 02:31 AM||703 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
New to woodworking, got my table saw last winter and it has been a long time coming for a real project to make it out of the workshop and into the house. Sat on the frame profile for a while, I didn’t want to buy an expensive single purpose type router bit just for a few frames and the few hand-me-down bits I got from my father were not doing it for me either. I settled for a simple profile just using a rabbiting bit that I picked up and I like the results.
Darker of the two is made from red oak and stained with General Finishes Java gel stain. The wife likes the color now, so I stuck with that. It houses a painting from Porvoo, Finland that my wife and I picked up on a cruise last year.
The other is Brazilian Cherry that I picked up from Woodcraft the day I got my table saw. It has some BLO and Shellac on it. This frame holds a painting from Bergen, Norway from the same trip.
I learned a lot with just the simple frames from making the miter jig on the table saw, hand planning/hand tools and finishing. I really enjoy the challenge, even when it gets downright frustrating. Glad I jumped into this hobby…obsession.