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Dowelled Cherry Frame for Needlework

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Project by Ocelot posted 11-24-2013 11:57 PM 607 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife made a large cross-stich piece that she wanted me to frame.

I’m fond of dowels. I enjoy figuring out these multi-lap joints which I make using a tennoning jig.

The needlework was fastened to a panel I made out of some scrap fir, which was inserted in the slots in the frame.

The frame is not glued, just held dry by the dowels.

Finish is two coats of Formby’s Tung Oil finish.

-Paul





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 11-25-2013 12:04 AM

Innovative and cool—very nicely done!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 11-26-2013 01:31 AM

Now that is some fancy joinery! I couldn’t duplicate that even with detailed instructions and pictures. Excellent job!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Ocelot

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#3 posted 11-26-2013 11:10 PM

Thanks, gfadvm!

I haven’t been on LJ in some time, but I remember you and appreciate your comments.

This was done in the same way as the other joints I posted on a blog some while back. I remember we discussed putting the digital readout on the tennoning jig.

-Paul

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 11-27-2013 01:05 AM

You have a good memory!

Decided I liked my shop made tenoning jig better than the store bought one.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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