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Project by Mike Gager posted 12-04-2012 03:11 PM 1226 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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for my birthday my wife had a picture of our son she took with her phone blown up to 11×14, so i made a picture frame for it. the picture came out a little blurry but i still love it. the frame is walnut with a maple inlay. nothing real special but i figured id post it

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#1 posted 12-04-2012 03:32 PM

awesome picture.oh and the frame’s real nice frame turned out great,i built some and they are the hardest thing i believe i’ve done!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 12-04-2012 03:51 PM

Good job. I have to agree with Whitebeast picture frames done right are very dificult. The miter joints are tne key and they are out where everyone can see them.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 12-04-2012 03:59 PM

Sometimes it’s special not because of how it’s made, but what it holds. Tough to get frames exact.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Mike Gager

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#4 posted 12-04-2012 04:22 PM

i spent a lot of time coming up with a way to cut miters correctly, finally came up with a couple table saw sled style miter jigs that work very well. i also purchased one of the self squaring frame jigs for glue ups which is also very helpful

hard to tell in the picture but the miters are perfect on this frame, unfortunately i cant say the same for the maple inlay at the corners as there is just a small gap in 2 of the corners where i trimmed the maple. i should have been more careful

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#5 posted 12-04-2012 06:18 PM

There is something special ,it’s that adorable face looking up at you. What a cutie.
BTW nice looking frame?

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 12-05-2012 12:47 AM

Glad to hear other folks admit that frames -which seem so simple- are hard to do right. I am working on an ambrosia maple one and can’t get the miters right. I paused the project and ordered a better miter gauge. It should arrive Thursday. I will post the project when it’s done. Thanks for sharing this one. Nice miters!

-- Free your mind, the rest will follow

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