|Project by Keith Fenton||posted 12-10-2013 04:23 PM||1567 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I made this project for submission to Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine but I also added linework to my pattern packet for the version without a photo frame. Both versions of the plaque measure about 9.5” X 15”.
Picture 1 is how I submitted the project to the magazine
Picture 2 is an optional silhouette that you can put in the frame as a placeholder. It doubles as the backer for the photo.
Picture 3 is the version without a photo frame. (Look real closely at this one and you will see my secret – Photoshop can sometimes save me a lot of time!) ;)
This project was fairly easy to make although the fretwork flourishes do require cutting in the proper order to reduce the chance of breaking while cutting and the serifs on the smaller text do make this text take a bit of time and care. The wood used was curly maple.
The frame fits a standard 3.5” X 5” photo although the corners of the photo need to be rounded. There is a 1/4” wide X 1/8” deep rabbet on the back for the photo and backer and of course the backer itself is made of 1/8” plywood. The perimeter of the plaque and the front edge of the photo frame are routed with a 1/8” roundover bit.
The pattern is available on our website (link is in my signature).
Thanks for looking!
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