I completed my first picture frame in this style. Frame is a laminate of walnut, maple and cherry. I have 1 more to make.
What I learned:
1) it’s easier to laminate larger pieces than doing smaller pieces individually.
2) leave more room for waste than I think I need for sawing to a line (I’m still not that good at it).
3) ALWAYS mark the correct sides and edges to cut the miters. I had to make the frame, mat boards and plexi-glass a bit narrower to correct my mistake.
4) Shooting board is a great tool. Accuracy is important if you want to match up your corners.
5) I love the card scraper.
6) No matter how much you rehearse the glue-up, something can still go wrong.
And thanks to the previous posters to the “Picture Frames” forum for the info on glazier points, using the shooting board,etc. I gleaned many helpful hints from your posts.
Marilyn - Lehigh Valley, Eastern Pennsylvania - USA
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