Oak round picture frame

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Project by Beorn posted 11-01-2013 02:20 AM 1417 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this frame for a stained glass artist. The inner diameter of the frame is 20” and it is 1.5” wide and 13/16 thick with a 3/16×3/16 rabbet on the back side to hold the glass work. I jointed an 8” wide piece of home store red oak and cross cut to size and then glued and clamped the boards. I scrap piece of pine served as a compass arm. I penciled in cross hairs and then drilled and mounted my router (uggh, I hate power tools). I used the cross hairs to measure out pivot points for the inner and outer cuts and the rabbet. I took many small passes less than a 16th of an inch each to make clean cuts. I cut the outer diameter first and then the rabbet and lastly the inner diameter. I finished routing the inner diameter with a 32 or so left and then cut the remaining material by hand and finished with a flush trim bit to eliminate tear out and because I did not want the frame kicking back when I cut it free. I used a 1/2” round over to soften the outer edge of the frame.I cleaned up the frame with a card scraper and sand paper to 220 grit. I finished the frame with verathane brand traditional cherry stain followed with verathane brand stain-poly in cherry satin. I am going to use the center piece left over from this job to make a plant stand… I will post a final picture once the glass work is completed and installed.

-- Try to learn something about everything and everything about something - Thomas Huxley

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#1 posted 11-01-2013 08:34 AM

Well done, Looking good.

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#2 posted 11-04-2013 12:57 AM

Thanks Ken! nice bridal chest by the way!

-- Try to learn something about everything and everything about something - Thomas Huxley

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