The last thing to do for this frame was to figure out how it would hang on the wall. I noticed that it was the right size to take advantage of standard 32” stud spacing. I came up with an easy way to make pockets for screw heads without a ke...
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Hello! I am a mechanical engineer by day and a woodworker by night/weekend. While growing up I got some basic woodworking experience working on simple projects with my father, and I have always been a "builder" and hobbyist. I would call my skill level "intermediate" and I am constantly learning and evolving my techniques. As an engineer, I enjoy spending a lot of time planning projects in 3D CAD before building. And I really enjoy building my own shop jigs/equipment rather than buying (think woodgears.ca - I love that site).
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With the hard part of the project done, it was time to finally make this beast into a frame. There was another jig I needed to make: a miter sled. I used the principle many have used before me: it’s easier to make a perfect 90 degree cut tha...
Now for the fun part! When we left off last time I had 4 identical pieces with their outer profile finished. Because I had a smooth, continuous profile, I was fairly confident that I could use a single-point guide and follow the profile wit...
I knew my wife wanted to paint the frame, so why spend money on expensive hardwood? I bought an 8’ long 2×10 (if I remember the size correctly) and let it acclimate in my shop for a week or two. I started by planing the board down to ju...
This project is a few months old, but I’m just now getting around to writing this blog. I came up with a novel method of carving intricate shapes with a router, and I thought it was worth sharing. I’m probably not the first to come up ...