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    Peter George
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    I’ve had a nasty cold this week. I build an arts and crafts style picture frame which my wife wanted for her parent’s wedding picture. I glued it up and was quite pleased with my self with how it turned out. Then I thought “Wait a minute, that doesn’t look right.” When cutting the vertical frame pieces, I forgot to add the width of the matte.

    So, it’s back to the lumber yard for another board and a lesson learned about woodworking when my brain is not working.

    It’s not really a complete loss. I have another photograph that should work with the botched frame.

    Peter in
    Biggar SK
    "New York is big, but this is Biggar"

    #310722
    rodrat
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    Same applies to late night working. I did a glue up on a small box late one night before going to bed and the next day realized I didn’t check for square.

    #310769
    David B
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    I worked on coasters last week until my eyes crossed. Seriously–as much as we love to be in the shop, it is healthy to take time off for balance as well.

    And in the end, you just got 2 frames instead of 1 and the one you give to your wife will be even better since you had a “practice run”.

    #312179
    Peter George
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    I haven’t had a lot of shop time over the past couple of months due to work and such intruding. However I finally managed to finish the frames and do the mounting and matte cutting.

    The first picture is the one I messed up the dimensions on. The second is the good one.

    Peter in
    Biggar SK
    "New York is big, but this is Biggar"

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    rodrat
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    I honestly cant tell what is wrong with the first one. It looks fine to me.

    #312204
    Thomas Angle
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    My brain never works well, but I still do woodworking with it.

    Arbovale, WV

    Proverbs 18:13
    13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

    #312275
    Peter George
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    I honestly cant tell what is wrong with the first one. It looks fine to me.

    I made it too short for the intended picture. Other than that, it came out fine.

    Peter in
    Biggar SK
    "New York is big, but this is Biggar"

    #313756
    Paul Dallender
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    What I like about those frames is…….no mitered corners to worry about…clever!

    Paul - A southern lad living up north - Nr York England

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