Wire-Brushed Picture Frame, Session 2

 On July 3rd, I started making a picture frame for a photo.  If you missed it, read Session 1 here.

FlairWoodworks I’m back in the shop to finish the picture frame I started yesterday. The glue has set so I’ve removed the frame from the clamps. #flairww -1:41 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks The corners look stellar. #flairww -1:42 PM Jul 4th, 2012

luggermatt @FlairWoodworks Good work there Sir! -1:42 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks Thanks! I’m really happy with how it’s turning out and can’t wait to finish. #flairww RT @luggermatt: @FlairWoodworks Good work there Sir! -1:44 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks I trimmed the Domino splines with my flush-cut saw. #flairww -1:46 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks I used a chisel to flush the splines. #flairww -1:48 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks I want to rout a keyhole slot from which to hang the picture. This is the special bit I’ll use. #flairww -1:53 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks This jig is for routing keyholes parallel to an edge. This frame calls for a keyhole perpendicular. #flairww -1:56 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks With a 5/8″ Forstner bit, I drilled overlapping holes to make an oval hole for the guide bushing. #flairww -2:02 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks I’ve clamped the jig in position. Now I’ll set up the router. #flairww -2:07 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks I’ve installed the bit and guide bushing. I also set the plunge depth. #flairww -2:11 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks For the cut, I’ll start with the router in the template towards the bottom of the frame and plunge to full depth. #flairww -2:12 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks Then I’ll slide the router towards the top of the frame, then back to the bottom before raising the router out of the cut. #flairww -2:12 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks Hooked up to a vacuum, the chips were completely contained. Very nice. #flairww -2:19 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks The keyhole looks strange because the stock is so narrow, but it will work as well as anything. #flairww -2:22 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks Now, to mount the photo! #flairww -2:24 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks I attached the picture to a thin piece of corrugated cardboard with spray adhesive. #flairww -2:28 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks I’m using thin, double-sided tape to secure the mat. #flairww -2:34 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks I carefully placed the mat over the photo. #flairww -2:36 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks With the frame face-down, I put in the 2mm glass and picture/mat assembly. #flairww -2:40 PM Jul 4th, 2012

BCcraftmaster @FlairWoodworks [the mitres] do look tight! -2:37 PM Jul 4th, 2012

BCcraftmaster @FlairWoodworks what router are you using? -2:42 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks It’s a Milwaukee 1-3/4HP Kit. #flairww RT @BCcraftmaster: @FlairWoodworks what router are you using? -2:42 PM Jul 4th, 2012

BCcraftmaster @FlairWoodworks did the Plexiglas base come with it or did you make that? -2:43 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks @BCcraftmaster It came with the router. Milwaukee makes a great router kit. #flairww -2:43 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks I use a wooden block to press in the glazier’s points. #flairww -2:50 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks When pressing in the points, I use a little downwards pressure to compress the cardboard backer to prevent the glass from rattling. #flairww -2:51 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks You can also use “turns” like these, which screw to the frame. #flairww -2:54 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks Turns are a good option for harder woods. Glazier’s points are most easily installed in softer materials. #flairww -2:54 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks Small brads can also be used in place of glazier’s points. #flairww -2:54 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks What do you think? #flairww -3:00 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks Here’s a picture of a corner. #flairww-3:02 PM Jul 4th, 2012

asliceofwood @FlairWoodworks thumbs up. Looks good. -3:01 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks Thank you, Tim! #flairww RT @asliceofwood: @FlairWoodworks thumbs up. Looks good. -3:02 PM Jul 4th, 2012

BCcraftmaster @FlairWoodworks looks good! 3:07 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks When I get the picture hung, I’ll take a better shot. Shop lighting is not ideal! #flairww -3:08 PM Jul 4th, 2012

FlairWoodworks Here’s a better photo of the framed picture. #flairww -3:36 PM Jul 4th, 2012

kring_l @FlairWoodworks looks great! -3:56 PM Jul 4th, 2012

DyamiPlotke @FlairWoodworks looks great. -5:28 PM Jul 4th, 2012

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5 thoughts on “Wire-Brushed Picture Frame, Session 2

  1. Don’t forget to write on the back, the date and location of the photo. 30 years from now, you’ll be glad you did.

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