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Map Frame...aka the results are in on the mitersled

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Project by BusterB posted 03-14-2013 03:44 PM 1548 views 7 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter asked me to make her a frame for a map she had recently bought for her (mumble grumble) future husband. Well having recently built a mitersled, I decided this would be a good opportunity to give it a proper road test. Had some short pieces of rough oak 1×8’s… so it was off to planer, joiner and a few passes accross the router table then came the moment of truth….the mitersled. The frame is roughly 38 1/2×26 5/8 which really put the frame clamp to the test as well. Well glued it up last night and left it in the clamp overnight. A wee bit of rough sanding to knock down the high spots along the miter cuts…. obviously my little talk with Barney the shop dog about quality control wasnt very effective…. and its ready for the daughter to pick a finish. Having consistantly had issues with my mitered corners, I have to say I am very pleased with the results.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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Todd Barrone

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#1 posted 03-14-2013 04:14 PM

Very nice miters! Great job!

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting

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JoeinGa

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#2 posted 03-14-2013 04:29 PM

Good job on the frame, nice miters. And I like that little jig, looks very handy.

I had to LOL at the ”(mumble grumble)” comment. I have 2 sons-in-law. The one we THOUGHT was gonna turn out to be “no count” is the one that turned out to be the better of the pair.
So keep the faith buddy, it may not turn out as bad as you think. :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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BusterB

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#3 posted 03-14-2013 04:45 PM

Thanks Todd….

Joe….lol its my job not to like him isnt it???? He is actually not bad a fellow and compared to some she has brought home…sheesh he is a gem…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#4 posted 03-14-2013 05:27 PM

Buster frame came out good
Having Sons I got two lovely lassies for DIL’s

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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BusterB

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#5 posted 03-14-2013 05:49 PM

Thanks Jamie….and why not rub salt in my wounds….lol
The boy starts college this fall but figure when school finishes up he will be living in the basement until he is 35…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Jamie Speirs

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#6 posted 03-14-2013 06:28 PM

When Justin my youngest left I bought a Jet panel sander and
got Justin Mk11 on it. Hi was miffed lol

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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luv2learn

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#7 posted 03-14-2013 06:43 PM

Buster I must say those miters look great. I have yet to build a miter sled and I really need one, it’s on my long to do list.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Gowvu

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#8 posted 03-14-2013 09:00 PM

Buster, did you make the frame clamp as well?...........as for the son-in-law…..just tell everyone he is your wife’s son-in-law, not yours..LOL

-- William, Florida via WV. & KY.

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farmerdude

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#9 posted 03-14-2013 09:06 PM

Great job, Buster! Nice frame, but I don’t want it. Nice clamping jig, but I don’t want it. Nice rolling table you have it on, but I don’t want it. However, the John Deere stool…..........

-- Jeff in central Me.

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BusterB

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#10 posted 03-14-2013 09:33 PM

Thanks L2L, I understand the long to-do list. Have to balance mine between a “need to-do” list and a “wanna do” list. throw in a “my wife,daughter,son wants me to do” list….. its tough on a fellow…lol

William, I found that little gem on youtube…the video was a step by step idiots guide to building it…was great. You tell me how to get my wife to start solely claiming the future son in law and I will build you a frame clamp and ship to you….lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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BusterB

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#11 posted 03-14-2013 09:37 PM

Jeff, that stool was a gift… dont remember exactly the occassion but mainly its just in the way…lol When you come down and show me how to build some of those pretty projects you build….might be it could make the trip back with ya….lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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farmerdude

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#12 posted 03-14-2013 09:42 PM

Hmmmm, how do you think it would look as a canoe seat?

-- Jeff in central Me.

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BusterB

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#13 posted 03-14-2013 09:56 PM

Would all depend on the color scheme you used Jeff…lol Have nary a doubt you could make it look cool….

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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whitebeast88

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#14 posted 03-14-2013 10:15 PM

wow,that picture frame turned out great a heckuva lot better than mine ever had.thank god for wood filler.
when you get the spare time just make me a miter sled and send it south!!!!

i can’t seem to get caught up enough to get any projects for myself done.great job on the clamp also.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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BusterB

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#15 posted 03-14-2013 10:58 PM

Thanks Marty…for some odd reason I doubt you have any need to use filler…lol That new TS would look sharp with a mitersled sitting on it. We would need to paint it orange with racing stripes so it matches.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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