|Forum topic by John R.||posted 10-23-2007 04:19 PM||4857 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
10-23-2007 04:19 PM
I need to make 8×10 inch picture frames from scratch. They need to be made from the same material as the plaques on which they will be mounted, which is solid oak. I intend rip oak pieces on my tablesaw to 1” wide by 3/4” thick. I will remove the material needed for the glass and matting, and have done so already, but this is where I get stuck. Having never made a picture frame, I quickly learned how difficult it is when you don’t know what you are doing. I desperately need to know a few things:
1. How do I keep the wood from chipping when using my miter saw – that is – what blade should I use?
I have looked at the “special” machines in an art supply magazine used to put the staples in, but they start at $150. I figured you guys could recommend the proper tools that woodworkers use, and in the end I might have a new little compressor and nail gun instead of a limited application tool which can only be used for framining.
Your input would be GREATLY appreciated.
-- John R. - Richmond, Ohio, "With God, all things are possible"