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what i've been doing #21: Sash Picture Frame

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Blog entry by Dave posted 03-19-2012 04:34 PM 1608 reads 0 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The wife has been wanting me to buy some old windows for hanging pictures in and placing them on the living room wall. Most of the windows we could find were priced way to high. The ones I was able to get my hands on have been to far gone to even use as a picture frame. I have reticently acquired two old Stick and rabbet planes. So I set on the journey to teach myself sash. I have a few old windows to look at the construction. Even around the 1900’s they were using machines to cut the molding. There construction is almost like modern day cabinet doors. When they were done by hand the corners were coped in to give the look of a mitered joint but retain some water shedding ability. To do the coping method you have to have an in-canneled gouge. I do not have one so I choose just to do a miter. Each corner taught me a lesson and I then move to the next. I found that free handing was no where near accurate and thus built a miter jig for pairing. Proper layout is a key. And cutting the tenons before planing is a must. here is a short video and pictures tell a lot more. I did use an old window pain and its imperfections are nice. I could not toss out the test piece so I finished it and gave it to the wife. She liked it and it awaits a picture. Please ask questions.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com



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HamS

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#1 posted 03-19-2012 04:40 PM

Looks good.

-- My mother named me Hamilton, I have been trying to earn my nickname ever since.

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Dave

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#2 posted 03-19-2012 04:44 PM

Thanks Ham, cooker of the finest smoked pork loin. MMM I can just taste it now.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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stefang

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#3 posted 03-19-2012 05:19 PM

Very cool Dave. Great work on this project. I really love to see projects done with hand tools, especially old hand tools. The nails or whatever they were looked just right too. It was interesting to at last see how these window sashes were made. I also liked your mortising chisel a lot. Keep it locked up if I ever come to visit you. The video was very well done too, yet another skill you possess. How did you wind up cutting the glass? I’m just curious in case I ever want to try it myself.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 03-19-2012 05:28 PM

COOL Video!

COOL Frame!

COOL Tools!

A Yankee of a good job!

You thanked Stefang of U’s… Where is U’s?

and above all…

Super Dave project!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Brit

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#5 posted 03-19-2012 05:31 PM

Wonderful Dave. I love the use of the nails in the corners. Are you going to age it at all? Any finish?

-- 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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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 03-19-2012 05:34 PM

Yes, it was amazing to see those square nails go into those round Yankee holes! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Dave

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#7 posted 03-19-2012 06:00 PM

Mike thank you. Chisels are secure;) the next ones will be tighter. I cheated on the glass I made the frame to fit the glass I had. Thanks again Mike.
Oops did I make a typo Joe. Thanks for the kind words. You now I never do one of these without a typo. That’s why I failed English three times.
Andy I will apply BLO and let it go. Those nails are concrete nails that I heated to a cherry red and whacked the ends a bit.
I will try to learn how to do the muttons next. That will require a sticking board.
Thanks for you time guys.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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StumpyNubs

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#8 posted 03-19-2012 06:16 PM

Great work, great video! Thanks for posting it for us!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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patron

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#9 posted 03-19-2012 06:51 PM

well done dave

i have made and fixed sash and mullion windows
in shops over the years
not my cup by a long shot

but you are doing and learning well

thanks for showing and shareing

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Dave

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#10 posted 03-19-2012 07:20 PM

Thanks Stumpy. I learn from the best.
Thanks for the kind words David. That does mean a lot from someone that has done this.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#11 posted 03-19-2012 09:40 PM

Nice Dave, I wouldnt have thrown out that test piece ether, its very nice! Screw the gaps, they add character.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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DIYaholic

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#12 posted 03-19-2012 10:51 PM

Another excellent video! I enjoy watching the techniques & tools you use. However, I’m still a “Tim The Tool Man”, MORE power type of guy. Keep up he GREAT work!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Dave

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#13 posted 03-19-2012 11:20 PM

Mauricio I agree. But I have a lot of tests hanging all over the shop. That didn’t even make the “have character” scale;) Thank you.
Randy oh no you don’t, I know you have 2 planes that need attention. Even if you don’t use them we will make some cool pieces to hang in your shop. Thank you to for the kind words.
You guys are the reason I like to film and blog on my journeys. I learn and have a good time with the fellowship here.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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William

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#14 posted 03-20-2012 01:12 AM

Can’t wait to see the video Super.
Unfortunatley, my internet has been a little crazy all week.
They’re supposed to be out Wednesday to have a look see at it.
I had to post though just to put it on my watch list so I remember to watch it after they get me all fixed up.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Dave

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#15 posted 03-20-2012 01:18 AM

Update. There are very few pictures of my wife as a baby. One of them has found a home.
Hey William, sorry for the troubles. It will be there when you get it fixed.
Stop watching me its creepy;)
Thanks dude.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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