Managed a couple of hours in the shop this weekend to get some milling done on my picture frame project. Here’s on frame in the clamp:
The mitered corners were cut using the picture frame jig I made last year:
There are going to be three of these frames. They are made from redwood – actually cut from scraps leftover from a planter box project. When you get to see the pictures Heather’s is painting that go in these frames, you’ll understand why redwood.
I had hoped to get all the frames cut and glued up this weekend, but Sunday was hot and we have family in Florida who were in the path of the hurricane so we spent a lot of time texting them and watching the reports from Florida. Good news is that the storm passed to the east of Tampa where they were. They are safe and only lost a tree limb (well, more like the left side of the tree) and never lost power. They were spared the misfortune and hardship that so many are suffering from now.
Today our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost so much to hurricane Irma. To support the victims, we’ve donated to UMCOR, The United Methodist Committee on Relief (I am a member of a local UMC). This organization has responders for disaster throughout the world and our county. One of the things I love about this group is that all your donations to support a relief go to that effort. They have a separate fund for administration and spend almost no money on fundraising.
Of course, the Red Cross does great work to, so please support those helping the recovery effort.