Heart in Heart Picture Frame + Bandsaw Circle Jig Plan

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Design your heart frame!

I designed this in Sketchup (free version) and made my cutting templates from there.

This project originated from a video produced by Steve Ramsey over at
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Step 1: Prepare your blank(s)

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Material required: (Rough Dimensions)

1 -½ x 7x 9 (Outer Heart)
2 –¼ x 5 x 7 (Inner Heart)
1 –½ x 6 ¼ x 6 ¼ (Base)

I used oak cut-offs however
Any material will do!

Step 2: Material Preparation (Large Heart)

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This piece will be my base and large heart.

It is 1/2" thick!

Step 3: Inner Heart Material

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These are my ¼” boards for my inner heart.

They will be placed back to back with double sided tape, drilled and trimmed to shape.

Step 4: Layout

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- With your thin 1/4" material taped together

- Cut out and attach your template for the inner heart.

- Drill a 1 ½” hole, this will be where your picture sits.

Step 5: Cut Your Shapes

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Cut out your pattern.

Leave a small amount around your design for sanding to the line.

Step 6: The Outside Heart

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Use the same technique to cut the large heart.

To cut the inside of the heart, make an entrance point at the bottom point of the heart

Step 7: Close the Cut

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After cutting the outside and inside of your large heart, glue the entrance cut back together.

Step 8: Design & Rout the Picture Holder

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Draw the placeholder for your picture. These cuts are very shallow, approximately 1/64". on each half of the inner heart (Picture 1) I used 2 business cards to set my router depth.

I routed the shapes freehand with the pieces taped down to my workbench. Because you are removing so little material there is no problem controlling the router (Picture 2)

Step 9: Form the Inner Heart

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After routing your shallow mortise, glue the two halves of the frame back together.

Step 10: Sanding & Routing

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When the glue dries, sand both the outer and inner heart and if desired round over all of the inner and outer edges.
andrews724 years ago
Very nice creation. Go ahead man..................

Turbo_car4 years ago
I've always admired people who can make such


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I also admire such kind of people. Many nice things can make from wood.
ChrysN4 years ago