Wednesday Woodworking – framing clamps and 200 posts

This is my 200th post on this blog.  I had thought about writing a big self-congratulatory post on the milestone.

naw, instead let me show you my latest toy for the wood shop.  Heather has been doing a number of paintings lately – she’s very good at it, and wanted to frame some of them.  Well, picture frames are expensive and sometimes you can’t find what you want so Heather asked if I could make some frames in my shop.  I said, “Well, yes I could but I’d need to buy these special clamps.”

Yup, any project that requires buying new tools gets high priority in my shop.  So I ordered two different kinds (if you’re going to do something, best to over do) and naturally set out to build a shelf for the office instead of a picture frame.  Why use a tool for what it is intended?  Well, we need new shelves in the office closet and we decided to make them pull out trays instead of just a simple shelf.  I started that project over the weekend and here is are some pictures of the project so far.

and, yes the frame clamps were just the thing to clamp the frame of the pullout tray together.

My shop is full of boxes and supplies for the remodel so I pushed the table saw out to the driveway to do the cutting.

My shop is full of boxes and supplies for the remodel so I pushed the table saw out to the driveway to do the cutting.

The shelf before glue up. And that's where my glasses got to!

The shelf before glue up. And that’s where my glasses got to!

Corner clamp.

Corner clamp.

Detail of one corner.

Detail of one corner.

This how it tightens up.

This how it tightens up.

The other kind of clamp uses a threaded rod.

The other kind of clamp uses a threaded rod.

The other kind of clamp uses a threaded rod.

The other kind of clamp uses a threaded rod.

 

I had hoped to work more on the shelves this week but we’ve got a heatwave going here and I’ve been hiding at my office in the nice cool company provided AC.

If you need me – I’ll be in the shop,

Andrew

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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One Response to Wednesday Woodworking – framing clamps and 200 posts

  1. Heather says:

    A bit tricky to see the shelves in all that but glad you are amusing yourself and I’m sure pull-out shelves will appear in due course.

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