I bought a nice 8′ piece of quarter sawn Sapele to make picture frames. I ripped it and put it on the shooting board to cut the rabbet for the picture to fit in. I had to clamp in down to cut the rabbet and when I un-clamped it, check out what happened.
Clamped down on the shooting board.
Un-clamped and Twist!
And the bend is not your imagination.
I’ll cut this into shorter sections to make the frame, but I’m not sure if that’s going to help. Sigh …
Final details on the flag box include fitting the back frame to hold everything in place and making the French cleat for hanging. I probably don’t need a French cleat, but using it will help prevent the box getting unintentionally knocked off the wall.
When shooting mitres, I use two different mitre shooting boards and I haven’t talked about the Evenfall picture shooting board that I use and comes in particularly handy when I need angles that are different from 45. Silly me build my flag box not at a perfect 45 degree angle. But have no fear, the Evenfall picture shooting board is adjustable.
Evenfall shooting board
Adjusting to get a perfect fit on the hanger.
Perfect fit again
Clamping the cleat in the vise and creating matching 45 degree?? angles.
I picked up the glass for my flag box (went to the local u-frame-it store), fit it into the box and cleaned up the face frame. Then I ran into a serious work impediment when I went to cut the backer board …
Glass in after clean up.
Outside pussy cat.
It’s in the high 20′s and apparently outside pussy cat has decided inside is a good place to be.
I got the face frame glued on .. with a few clamps. Don’t know why, but the picture made me think of a ballet. You never have enough clamps, right? :D
The dance of the clamps.
Today I managed to sneak in a little time to cut and make the splines for the flag box.
I love using my Miller Falls mitre box along with my Tico Shooting Board. Both make cutting miters fairly straight forward. I milled down my curly maple to 1/2 inch and the interior poplar to 1/4″, then cut mitres all around.
Gluing up the outside frame.
Adding the liner that will hold the glass.
Inspector Kitten checking out one of my previous projects.
Hope my mom likes the box when its all done.