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Mahogany and Birdseye Maple Picture Frames

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Project by summerfi posted 190 days ago 771 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some picture frames I made for these vintage musical instrument posters. The mahogany was salvaged from packing crates. The birdseye maple was scraps thrown away by a cabinet shop. This is the first time I’ve made splined miters and I think they turned out pretty well. This project was the impetus for making a simple splining jig, a feather board, and a miter sled, none of which I’ve used before. I found that in addition to making great miters, the sled also works well as a miter gluing jig as shown in the last picture.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Of all the tools I own, my favorite is a good sharp pocket knife. - My Dad





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Slyy

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#1 posted 190 days ago

Nice looking frames there Bob! Thinking about my first go at frames soon. Want to make a gift for the surgical residents I work with who will be graduating in June! Just gotta settle on an idea! Really digging the mitered splines, neat little jig too.

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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Northwest29

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#2 posted 190 days ago

Very nice – really like the contrasting woods used.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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luv2learn

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#3 posted 190 days ago

Bob, taking the time to make the right jigs sure makes a difference in the end result, your frames are proof of that.

-- 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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Brit

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#4 posted 190 days ago

Beautiful frames Bob and some very interesting posters. I’ve not seen posters like that before and I played guitar and banjo for many, many years. Nice job.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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summerfi

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#5 posted 190 days ago

Andy – the posters were supplements to Pickin’ magazine back in the 70’s, and they are now quite collectible. I salvaged them from my Dad’s shop. I understand they have recently started making a reprint of the one with pegheads.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Of all the tools I own, my favorite is a good sharp pocket knife. - My Dad

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#6 posted 186 days ago

Great joints, clean and tight. Like the wood combo, you make beautiful frames. Well done!

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