Wednesday Woodworking – Picture Frames

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.



About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. 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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22 Responses to Wednesday Woodworking – Picture Frames

  1. Baydreamer says:

    Andrew, your frame looks great, and glad to hear that your Florida family is okay. I look forward to seeing the other two with the paintings, especially because I love redwood. Those hurricanes have been horrible, one after the other. We have donated to several organizations, Red Cross being one, and it’s the least we can do.

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  2. And if you see workers from out of state there to help with the clean-up and repair effort, offer them food. It’s hard to find around there these days.

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  3. I thought the TV special was wonderful: too bad it lasted only one hour. When I shut the TV off they had raised 14 million, and the phones were set to be on all night. How much was the final count: anybody know?

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  4. Connie T says:

    Your frame looks really nice.

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  5. Debra says:

    I hope we will eventually see Heather’s artwork in the redwood frames. Your talents certainly complement each other! Good news about your Florida family, Andrew, and between Harvey and Irma, we really all must find a way to contribute to relief efforts.

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  6. Carrie Rubin says:

    These storms are horrible, and the damage they leave behind will affect people for months if not years. Glad to hear your family is safe and was spared any damage.

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  7. I replaced the trim in our bathroom and used a miter box and saw. And a whole lot of caulking to hide my mistakes. 😉

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    • The two basic woodworking repair tips – fill it and paint it. A builder once told me that all construction is the art of covering up the last layer, until you paint. You know you’re doing well, when you’re the only one who sees the mistake.

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  8. PiedType says:

    Happy to hear your family got through the storm in good shape.

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  9. Glad to hear your family is well. What a nightmare.

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  10. Jeff Branch says:

    Getting good miter cuts is a challenge. Yours look great.

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