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Jordan

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11-20-2015 01:57 AM

Is there anyone out there who’s good with a mitre that could make me some(12) box type frames?
I’m making some special gifts for a movie cast and they are 5/8-3/4” thick miniature sculptures that I would like to attach to 1/4” plywood and set into frames about 1” deep so that the sculpture doesn’t stick out past the frame. I’ve drawn up a little design here. I am terrible with mitres and it’s hard to order ready made shadow type boxes that aren’t 3” deep or highly polished metal. Of course I would be happy to pay for these. Thank you anyone.

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sras

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#1 posted 11-20-2015 02:25 AM

When do you need them?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 11-20-2015 02:30 AM

Fairly soon Steve. But obviously they take time so I can only hope to find someone that isn’t too busy.

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 11-20-2015 02:32 AM

Don’t forget... 1/4” plywood is NOT 1/4” but smaller…

Do you want your 1/4” plywood mounting to be Flush with frame or slightly lower?
... might want to clarify…

Will you show us a picture of the finished product?

Thank you & Happy Thanksgiving.

Edit: What part of the Side is Face Up?

-- 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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Jordan

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#4 posted 11-20-2015 02:34 AM

Well, as long as the plywood butts up to the sides and doesn’t stick out past the back, it’s okay. I don’t specifically know how to explain what I need, I guess. I can’t post the items on the backboards as I don’t have them on yet but I’m kinda in a bind.

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#5 posted 11-20-2015 02:40 AM

OK… the side rabbet is the Back… regular 1/4” ply would work good (slightly) below the frame without sticking out past it.

-- 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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Jordan

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#6 posted 11-20-2015 02:41 AM

What I’m doing is a little coat and a pair of boots(12 sets). I will glue them to a 1/4” piece of plywood. If I put them in a flat frame, they would stick out and possibly be damaged as the thickness of them is almost 3/4” thick, thus my need for a deeper frame than a picture frame. Does that make sense?

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 11-20-2015 05:14 AM

If I am reading this properly, your ply wood project would be facing the front with the ply mounted from the rear… Giving you 1/2” of frame, protecting the art… If your art is 3/4”, it would be sticking out into the open Unprotected by 1/4” (which you don’t want)...

Your art ply wood would be about 1/2” wider than the artwork being seen because about 1/4” all the way around would be in the Rabbet in the side… so, the desired protection distance starts from the “seen” face of the plywood to the height of the artwork. If artwork = 3/4” and you want to protect by 1/4” then the side thickness must be 1/4” + 1” = 1-1/4”

If your sides were 1” thick, your project would even with the Sides… no real protection.

If you wanted a little more protection (1/4”), you could make the sides 1-1/4” thick, protecting by 1/4”.

Am I thinking right on this?

-- 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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Jordan

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#8 posted 11-20-2015 05:30 AM

Yes that’s correct Joe, in the diagram, I am showing 1.1/4” high in total. So the 1” would more than be adequate for the height for the project and the 1/4” would be where the plywood is inset into the back. They need to be mounted and onto Tennessee in time for them to be reshipped from Tennessee to California by Christmas.

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#9 posted 11-20-2015 05:30 AM

Jordan, I don’t believe for a minute that you are “terrible” at anything. You want ONE-INCH DEEP Shadow Boxes, with 6”X8” openings, twelve of them, right? Do you want Rustic, or Refined? Clean, straight edges, or Profiled? Any Inlay? Corner Splines? A certain Style (Mission; G&G; Art Deco? Dark wood, or light? Finish: Glossy; Semi; Matte? PM me with answers. If you have a wee or two cushion, I’m sure I can help, for a reasonable price. I have nothing but time. And, I need money.

-- Mark

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 11-20-2015 05:47 AM

Jordan, OK, so the Side of 3/4 should be changed to 1.1/4” right?

edit: changed to 1.1/4” total thickness of the sides.

-- 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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#11 posted 11-20-2015 05:56 AM

I think by 3/4 I was thinking of the thickness of a regular board Joe so was using that as the front edge dimension only.

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#12 posted 11-20-2015 01:30 PM

Dear Jordan, you are a super-wonderful artist, but not a draftsman. It took me a minute to figure out what you meant- and I am more a draftsman than an artist. I think it would have been easier to understand- (if you need to communicate again)- if your drawing had been closer to the actual measurements, and if you had indicated that the second drawing was a cross-section. If you need help in the future I will ‘translate’ a sketch for you- for free.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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#13 posted 11-20-2015 05:00 PM

Thank you Donna – just goes to show I am an artists not a draftsman or builder – the last thing I built was a doghouse that we had to use a crane to lift, LOL.

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Jordan

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#14 posted 11-20-2015 05:20 PM

Thank you all, I have found a very capable person to help me out – Lumberjocks helps again!!!!

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Joe Lyddon

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#15 posted 11-20-2015 05:25 PM

Very good Jordan… I knew you would… You will be very happy!

Don’t forget those pictures… OK?

Keep up the good work!

Happy Thanksgiving!

-- 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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