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Looks good! Miters look nice and tight And the inlays line up well. @gee-dub on here makes some beautiful frames. 
 

Mine stay pretty simple, but maybe I’m just afraid to try fancier ones!

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Picture frames are more difficult than they appear, and turned some nice ones! Don't be afraid to jump into other projects that intoduce new challenges. Looks like you have 'the Knack'.

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41 minutes ago, wtnhighlander said:

Picture frames are more difficult than they appear, and turned some nice ones! Don't be afraid to jump into other projects that intoduce new challenges. Looks like you have 'the Knack'.

Thanks man....youtube is a hell of a drug. I have a table saw, jointer, planer and hardly any clamps haha...priorities are a little off.

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On 12/13/2019 at 10:48 PM, gee-dub said:

Looking good Ken. I find frames a great way to use small off cuts and those boards in the shop that you just had to get.

Here’s a few of mine.

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Beautiful work man!!! Love them all

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Moving on to finish...for my first project they are OK but I for sure figured out all my mistakes that will make the process go faster next time. My biggest issue is the varathane spray poly made my purple heart react weird. Pictured below.

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I'm also a person who has built a zillion custom frames over the years. I typically use a dedicated sled, which is fantastic. It saves a tonne of time and is easy to build.

https://www.finewoodworking.com/2012/08/07/specialized-miter-sled-picture-frames-series

 

I almost always finish my frames with two coats of genera finishes HP poly in satin (via HVLP). It's my "go-to" finish for a lot of stuff, and it works great in this application.

 

Nice looking work!

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