my first picture frame

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Project by todd posted 12-27-2012 02:27 AM 829 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a picture blown up for my son for christmas of his last football game being in high school. I wanted it to be more meaningful by making the frame myself. So I decided to give it a try. I got everything cut, biscuits in place then glued up. I was so happy everything was coming together, that I forgot I had no frame clamp, so now I have glue on everything and I started to panic! I ran out to my truck and grabbed a rachet strap, it was not pretty but it worked. The end result was a very happy boy!

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#1 posted 12-27-2012 02:38 AM

Great frame! I enjoyed your glue-up story. Also, what a cool photograph. I’m sure your son absolutely loved it!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 12-27-2012 02:50 AM

you got the job done

the miters look very nice

good save

happy son

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 12-27-2012 02:51 AM

If I had a quarter for every time I put glue on a joint without having clamps ready…

Good frame! It feels so good making something that has an added meaning for someone :)

And welcome to LumberJocks!

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#4 posted 12-27-2012 03:12 AM

Super looking frame great job.

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#5 posted 12-27-2012 03:28 AM

A fine effort and a great looking frame…Well done sir.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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#6 posted 12-27-2012 03:11 PM

It looks great! I love making frames.

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