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niki

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2507 days ago

Good day

I would like to share with you my way of gluing-up a frame.

In general, the clamps tend to align themselves with the board that is in-line (or parallel) to the clamp pipe or bar.

For example, if you position the clamps at a 5° to the right of the parallel line of the board…when you press the clamps, the board (and all the frame) will go to 5° to the left (actually less than 5° but just for the example) and you will get un-squared frame.

In the case that the frame members are not cut at a perfect square (I mean, the cross-cut part), this method can help us to correct non-perfect square frame.

So, it’s a good idea to start with the clamps aligned in parallel to the frame members and, that’s what I do every time and in most of the cases, I don’t need any corrections.

In the case that correction is needed, the last picture can help.

On the pics, I’m gluing a doweled frame but, it’s the same for Mortise&Tenon or any other joining method.

Regards
niki

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alanealane

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#1 posted 2507 days ago

That’s fantastic niki !! WHAT A GREAT LJ YOU ARE!!! Thanks very much for all the trouble you went through to explain the process.

I’ll definitely ask YOU for help in the future—-if that’s alright.

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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TomFran

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#2 posted 2507 days ago

Thank you Dr. Niki for this primer on frame construction!

I can honestly say that nobody has ever taught me how to do this. These kinds of posts are very helpful to me.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Karson

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#3 posted 2507 days ago

Great job Niki. Another great tutorial.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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niki

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#4 posted 2506 days ago

Thank you so much

I’m so happy that you found it helpful…

Alenealene
Of course it all right….I hope that I will know the answer…

Tom
Thank you, the distance between my “title” and “Dr” is….7 years study in the university…

Karson
I was a little bit reluctant to post it before but when Alenealene asked…it’s good to know that there are a few more amateurs like me.

The story of this frames is;
We had two parts (lower-upper) big glass unit the upper part was “discarded” and for the lower part I got “order” to strip the finish and the stain and change the doors from overlay to inset….and who am I to argue with my tool supplier…

Of course I had to cut the door frame members and make all the doweling again…at the same time I took the pics.

On the pic you can see how the cabinet looks today….still it’s not decided what we are going to do with it but, in the mean time…it’s collecting the dust nicely…

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mot

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#5 posted 2506 days ago

That looks like it does the trick, Niki! Another great tutorial!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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