|Project by stanley_clifton||posted 08-31-2008 05:12 PM||1165 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
This picture is an original oil painting that my wife commissioned of Robert and her with him in his sling. It’s not Leonardo Da Vinci but I do think that it captures his cheeky little look.
Anyway, I have built a frame in African mahogany to put it in. As the picture is quite deep on its stretchers, a considerable gauge of timber has been necessary.
This little project has taught me a lot about mitre joints. Without a table saw, a mitre shooting jig is a must. The joints are strengthened with thick slips of another timber.
The finish is one coat Danish oil followed by two of satin varnish, rubbed down hard between coats.
I’ve included the picture of the band clamp as one never seems to see pictures of this very handy little tool actually in use.
-- Stanley generally struggling