I did it, made a picture frame that worked. I decided to just do this as a test and grabbed some scrap wood and started cutting. It didn’t take too long and here it is, my test picture frame:
It’s a small frame, 10×10 inches on the inside to fit a 10×10 oil paint canvas like this:
And now the canvas in the frame:
Everyone has an old jar on their workbench. It just what woodworkers do.
Now here is how we clamp the frame up:
I’ve bought a few of these and this one works out well. I am going to replace the wingnut with something else as you can see I needed my channel locks to tighten the clamp. There’s got to be a better way.
This frame was sanded and given to Heather. She’ll paint it and use it for one of her small pictures. I went through my wood pile and I’ll have to get some nicer wood in stock for my next frame. There is one more jig I want to make – more on that next week.
And now a little mystery for next few months. I just received this order of wood for my Christmas workshop plans:
Yes, I plan on making all my Christmas gifts this year, plus I’ve got a couple of wedding gifts to make for the year. I know what you’re thinking, “It’s March on Tuesday, aren’t you leaving it a bit late?” Well, we’ll see.
It you need me – I’ll be in the shop,