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Design your heart frame! I designed this in Sketchup (free version) and made my cutting templates from there. Credit: This project originated from a video produced by Steve ...
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) ...
This piece will be my base and large heart. It is 1/2" thick!
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.
- 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 ...
Cut out your pattern. Leave a small amount around your design for sanding to the line.
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
After cutting the outside and inside of your large heart, glue the entrance cut back together.
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 ...
After routing your shallow mortise, glue the two halves of the frame back together.
When the glue dries, sand both the outer and inner heart and if desired round over all of the inner and outer edges.
Prepare your material for your base. I used 1/2" material left over from the original board. The base should be approximately 6" in diameter.. If you have a ...
Locate the centre of your base and hand cut a mortise to accept the point of the large frame When you have a nice snug fit , glue ...
Finish as desired and insert two of your favourite photos. Have Fun ....... always wear your safety gear so you can enjoy woodworking for many more years!
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