Picture Framing and Joinery Methods and Techniques - Router Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-15-2012, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Country: Canada
First Name: Sean
Posts: 1
 
Default Picture Framing and Joinery Methods and Techniques

Hi all, I'm Sean from Canada. I am new to the Forum and hope to be a a helpful to some and also hope you don't mind I will have questions too.

Currently I am trying to create a picture frame for my daughter's art work. She is extremely talented and would blow you away. Once I am finished I'll get her permission to post it on here and you can see for yourself. I've even mentioned to her on several occasions that we should open up an Art Gallery/Cafe.

So if anyone out there has any ideas or thoughts and techniques on how to make a frame would be appreciated. Looking for Picture Frame and Joinery as well as the actual picture back board. What to use and how to construct.

Thanks ahead of time for you replies...

Sean
3rwoodart
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1076.jpg
Views:	226
Size:	324.5 KB
ID:	57723  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1169.jpg
Views:	221
Size:	401.1 KB
ID:	57724  

Click image for larger version

Name:	July 2010 039.JPG
Views:	211
Size:	135.2 KB
ID:	57725  

3rwoodart is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-15-2012, 11:57 PM
Retired Moderator
 
TRN_Diesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Country: Canada
First Name: Dan
Posts: 1,537
 
Default

I posted a art frame I made and showed the process along with strectching the canvas.

Do a search for my post to check it out.
TRN_Diesel is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 12:42 AM
Official Greeter
 
jw2170's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Country: Australia
First Name: James
Posts: 18,356
 
Send a message via Skype™ to jw2170
Default

G'day Sean.

Welcome to the router forum.

Thank you for joining us

James
Sydney, Australia
.

I don't mind if other members disagree with my comments.
I don't profess to know everything, and I may learn something new.

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."




jw2170 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 06:44 AM
Registered User
 
knuttypine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Lawai'a
Posts: 18
 
Default

Nicely done.
knuttypine is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 07:55 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Country: United States
First Name: Gene
Posts: 133
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3rwoodart View Post
Hi all, I'm Sean from Canada. I am new to the Forum and hope to be a a helpful to some and also hope you don't mind I will have questions too.

Currently I am trying to create a picture frame for my daughter's art work. She is extremely talented and would blow you away. Once I am finished I'll get her permission to post it on here and you can see for yourself. I've even mentioned to her on several occasions that we should open up an Art Gallery/Cafe.

So if anyone out there has any ideas or thoughts and techniques on how to make a frame would be appreciated. Looking for Picture Frame and Joinery as well as the actual picture back board. What to use and how to construct.

Thanks ahead of time for you replies...

Sean
3rwoodart

Sean, looking at your work and seeing what you have done with cutting angles you definitely have no problems mastering frame making. You have definitely come to the right place. This bunch of craftsmen can help.
That wishing well, did you have plans for it or did you just use your imagination ? I sure would like to make my neighbors jealous.
LiLRdWgn is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 08:50 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Art
Posts: 1,470
 
Default

Sean I agree with Gene you have the talent to make frames. I assume you want to make the molding too so in that case you need some nice bits and a router table. The table isn't a must but it will make it easier. If you are going to use a table then use feather boards too. Make the rabbet in the back of the frame first then cut the frame to the size of the finished picture. If the picture is to be oil on canvas that will influence how thick the frame material needs to be because the rabbet shouldn't be to shallow. When cutting the frame to size use a stop block and a very accurate gauge or sled. Miter clamps help when assembling the frame and an 18 gauge brad nailer is almost a must on smaller frames.
mgmine is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 10:07 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Country: Canada
First Name: Al
Posts: 428
 
Default

Hello Sean from a fellow Canadian. Nice craftsmanship in your work.The lighthouse makes me think you maybe Nova Scotian,If so your daughter is in good company with the many talented artisans from that area.
I will be checking back to view her work.
al m is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 01:23 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Country: United States
First Name: Bill
Posts: 6
 
Default

Hi Sean, I am Bill Reed from Houston, Texas. Great work! I am particularily interested in the Lighthouse. Been planing to make one for a long time but too many other projects in the way. What are you using for the light? Would you be interested in sharing the plans (sketches or whatever)? You do nice work. Hang in there.

My e-mail is: [email protected]
BillReed1 is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 03:09 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Country: United States
First Name: richard
Posts: 117
 
Default

Those projects prove you have the talent to make any frame you envision. The art should dictate the style of the frame. The jointery will be dictated by the style. Mitered mortise and tenon, mortise and tenon, splined mitered corners, laped joints are just some possibilities. Just don't let the frame detract from the art.

Looking forward to seeing the artwork and the frames for it.
richtink is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 09:45 PM
Registered User
 
papawd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Country: United States
First Name: warren
Posts: 2,494
 
Default

I have made several frames and they are easir than Ya think, You do have the talent looking at Your nice work... I make some with 45 degree cuts and others with lap joints,also some lap joints with dowels in the corners for diffrent looks if using glass small pieces (up to 2'x3') are relatively cheap and routing about a 1/4" groove and then a 3/16" otside of that and screw a sheet of luan plywood will help hold frame together as well as hold glass snuggly in frame .... Right now I am working on a frame that will hold a map of Louisiana that measures 53 1/4"x 60" and will hang in the District Attorneys office and it is lap joint with 3/8" oak dowels in the corner cuts looks pretty cool ....Good Luck

K.I.S.S.- Keep It Super Simple
For I Am Confussion at its Best
Don't fix it if it Ain't broken
Makin sawdust now in South Louisiana
papawd is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome