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I used the miter sled from the previous project to create a set of 4 gallery frames and 4 frames of a more traditional styled frames



Modified: 5/11/13, 9:54 AM

Here's the finished, without finish, stack. There are 4 gallery frames and 4 traditional frames. Cherry, is the wood for all.



Modified: 5/11/13, 9:53 AM

Gallery frame: 3/4 x 1 3/4 x12 x 15" outside dimensions. 11 x 14" inside dimensions (glass and mat size)



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Traditional frame: 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 13 7/8 x 15 7/8 " outside dimensions. 11 x 13" inside dimensions (glass and mat size)



Modified: 5/11/13, 9:52 AM

Here is a 15 7/8" side I cut out of soft maple. The board was reasonably straight when I started. Note how the internal tension caused the board to bow.



Modified: 5/11/13, 9:52 AM

It bowed over 1/4" in the 15 7/8" length. Too much to try to salvage.



Modified: 6/25/13, 1:08 PM

The stack of frames sat in the garage for over a month before I got back to the finishing stage. Cherry did what cherry does when it gets exposed to sunlight....it got a tan. So, I had to sand them all again with 220 paper to get a consistent color and get rid of the tan lines :-|
Here is the color of the frames after applying one coat of a 3:1 mix of boiled linseed oil and turpentine. The frames are placed on an unfinished cherry cut-off to show the way the BLO popped the grain and added color depth.



Modified: 6/25/13, 1:08 PM

The next step is to spray a couple of coats of Zinsser Spray Shellac. I'll give a very light sanding with a 320 grit sponge between coats. After the final coat cures, I'll buff with 0000 steel wool to knock down the sheen, then add a coat of Johnson's Paste Wax.



Modified: 8/31/13, 6:09 PM

Finally ready to hang. The shellac really gave depth to the wood and brought out the cherry color.



Modified: 6/11/10, 4:02 PM

The Matrix: The original layout done in June 2010



Modified: 9/1/13, 12:19 PM

The Matrix: After. 3 new frames/pics added on the right, and a couple of pics replaced in the 3rd column.


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