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    G&G Pic Frame #2

    There are only 155 days left till Christmas and my scrap pile is getting smaller as I work through some gifts:

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    This is a dry fit of the rough components ready for the hand work; sanding, pegs and any other details. This is just to give you the idea of where I am going:

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    Sketch Up is great for giving your measurements a quick sanity check:

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    The Mortise Pal earns it's keep again on these:

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    I use a wheel gauge to mark the tenons:

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    I use a small sub-base/fence that I built for my smaller bandsaw to rough in the tenons. I clean up the shoulders and round them to match the mortises with a butt chisel when they are this small:

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    I use the router table, fence and stops to make the pierced details:

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    A 1/4" MDF template in a jig for the cloud lifts:

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    Here's a little detail shot of the varying elevations. You can see the parts for a cherry version in the background:

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    And another view from a little further back:

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    This weekend I'm having a garage sale so I won't get back to these till next week. Steps to go include hand shaping/sanding, pegs for the tenons and rabbeting out the back for the glass/pic/backer-board. Once I have a few prepared I will start the finishing as I go.
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 07-23-2010 at 03:54 AM.
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    I'm sure those are going to look great Glenn....

    And thanks for the reminder...

    I've had this in my daily list of websites to check, but it doesn't seem to be helping me....

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    Looking nice so far, Glenn.
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    i like your idea of using the bandsaw to cut your tenons. didn't think of that. i'll be stealing that idea.as i still have a number of them to do.

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    nice tutorial glenn, that mortis pal company ought to give you some royalities you sure do show of its usefullness. what size is the piercingings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    what size is the piercingings?
    They are 1/4" by 2" long top and bottom, 3" long in the middle. I got to try out a new 1/4" spiral by Whiteside that uses a long 1/2" shank and an extended 1/4" neck prior to the spiral beginning.

    The design compensates for the loss of reach you get when using jigs. Granted it was brand new but, it did do a very clean job with no sign of chatter that I sometimes get with 1/4" collet bits.
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    Glenn you sure are the craftsman. I really like your posts and get a lot out of them. You make it look sooooooo easy.
    cheers

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    I'm always trying to do something different to help my learning curve. I wanted to add a bracket to this picture frame design but wanted something that would fit in with the G&G feel.

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    The "tabs" on the scrollwork are chiseled down thinner than the rest of the piece to control what I think of as the "elevation" in relationship to the other surfaces. I'm pretty sure I picked up that thought pattern from Darrell Peart. Any of you not familiar with Darrell really ought to check out his stuff; just fantastic.

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    I don't really care how perfect the tabs are as I mark around them as if marking for DT tails and chisel out a receiving mortise.

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    Once the BLO cures I will shellac most of the piece and then glue the scrollwork in place. Final topcoat comes after that. It will end up sorta like this.

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    when I grow up, I wanna build things just like glenn

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