|Forum topic by MarkTheFiddler||posted 04-28-2015 04:21 AM||815 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
04-28-2015 04:21 AM
I know there are a whole bunch of ways to skin a cat. So here’s one more. If someone already does this, I’m not surprised.
It’s really hard to finish all sides of a picture frame unless you can get to all sides without touching an area you already added the finish to.
Grab those tiny clamps that came with your Irwin set last black Friday. Yep – those clamps that never get used.
Clamp them to the plywood.
Mount the picture frame on the ends of the clamps.
If you don’t have those itsy bitsy clamps, smile. The six inch clamps work better and the 12 inch clamps even better than those.
Notice the scrap of wood I used as my base. I just added two clamps to one side roughly even with each other. I added the other two about 2 inches past where the frame will rest. I mounted the rabbit on the fist side then pulled the whole thing toward the other clamps until I could seat it on the second set of clamps. Now the frame is mounted and pretty secure because those clamp set are pulling away from each other. Call it spring loaded tension.
Apply finish and set the whole thing off to the side to dry. Yee-haw!!
-- Thanks for all the lessons!