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Project by ldl posted 393 days ago 838 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife has requested me to make her a few picture frames. This is the first of several to come. I need to make one of the frame presses to assy the frames with but this werks for now. I took a 2×4 and cut a 45deg slot in it. Then I cut it up in 2”-3” pieces for corners. I then took clamps and put pressure on each corner. It was a little aggravating to get straight but it werks. I cut a spline into each corner for visual effect and to strengthen the glue joint. I tapered the inside front and cut a decorative edge on outside front edge on my router table.

I initially cut the angles with my SCMS but later made a 45deg jig for my tablesaw which werked better.

It is made from maple with cherry splines. She hasn’t decided yet weather to stain or polyurethane it.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -





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wiswood2

1090 posts in 2299 days


#1 posted 393 days ago

nice frame, good way to clamp them. I hate making them.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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steliart

1807 posts in 1291 days


#2 posted 393 days ago

Nice frame, nice clamping, nice spline !!!
What more do you need… perfect!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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woodshaver

2738 posts in 1956 days


#3 posted 393 days ago

Nice frame and I’m like Chuck… I also hate making them! I won’t tell my wife that!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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49bill

181 posts in 1385 days


#4 posted 393 days ago

Dewayne nice frame I like the clamping system, and the splines. I made my wife a floating wall frame to put all her certificates in at work for her office. Frames can be difficult to make at times, thanks for sharing

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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asloanie

36 posts in 591 days


#5 posted 393 days ago

What type of router bits did you use to make the curve and top lip of the frame edge?

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doubleDD

2336 posts in 646 days


#6 posted 393 days ago

Nice frame Dewayne, simple but elegant. Good job with the clamping rig.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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ldl

1135 posts in 968 days


#7 posted 393 days ago

Thanks for the comments guys.

Tony some things are better kept to yourself huh?

I haven’t made very many so I’m not tired of them yet. Actually I enjoy making them. I started using the splines to decorate and also strengthen the miter joint. I am experimenting with different decorative designs on them also. I don’t really like the way I am clamping though. There is a frame clamp thread posted a few threads later that I may copy. I think I have another design for frame clamps favorited just have to go look. Both are similar.

Asloanie it is a 1/4 round over bit least that is what I think it it called. Don’t know the name of all the bits but I usually set it to just round over and not put the recess in it. Pictured below.
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-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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woodshaver

2738 posts in 1956 days


#8 posted 393 days ago

Noting holds better than a spline joint. And they do add a nice touch to the frame especially if the woods have a nice contrasting look.
I shouldn’t of said I hate making frames I just prefer making something else.
I like all things wood!

Keep up the good work Dewayne !

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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ldl

1135 posts in 968 days


#9 posted 393 days ago

Tony I usually don’t like to make more than one of anything but don’t necessarily hold myself to it. Like you I enjoy doing some things more than others. Haaaa Haaaa

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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dnick

892 posts in 985 days


#10 posted 393 days ago

I’ve been making a lot of frames the past few years. Each one is a challenge. My miter trimmer made making them a lot easier and less stressful. I love using the spline joint. Strength and good looking. Nice job.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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ldl

1135 posts in 968 days


#11 posted 392 days ago

Dnick you should post a project on your miter trimmer if you haven’t already. I would be interested in seeing it.

I went and looked at your projects and saw the miter trimmer. Do you use to cut the whole joint or to trim to fit? I also liked your spline jig which I favorited. I made something close that I can cut the spline and also taper the face. I will post it soon.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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