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Picture Frame Jig for Table Saw

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As a watercolor artist I frequently need to frame my art. To construct this jig/sled I Made it at the TechShop to accurately make 90 degree mitered frame corners and be able to make frames in quantity with precise accuracy for each frame and repeatability in the future. For more info about TechShop go here: http://www.techshop.ws

I do my own frames for several reasons, less expense yes, but also I am a woodworker, and have strong concerns for caring for the environment. So I make my frames by acquiring re-purposed/recycled/reclaimed wood.

Therefore in this project I have used:
• A melamine clad cabinet door 14" W x 22" L repurposed t this project
• A scrap piece of aluminum extrusion 23" L that has a slot for 1/4-20 Hex head bolts on the top and 3/8-16 bolts on the side.
     The slots are handy for my adding a flip stop and a sliding stop in the near future.
• Scrap pine from the TechShop Wood Bin.
• Reused/recycled drywall screws to fasten the wood pieces together
 
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Step 1: Materials Needed

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If you buy it:                                                          Used for this project:
3/4 " Plywood min. 14"D x 22"L Base                   A re-purposed melamine surfaced cabinet door 3/4" Thick
3/4" Plywood scraps Odd pcs                                Scrap 1x Pine pieces from TechSHop wood bin
3/4"  3 1/2" x 16" Plywood 2 pcs                            Scrap Pine 3/4" x 3 1/4" x 16" from TechSHop wood bin
3/4" x 3/8" x 16" UHMW runners 2 pcs                  3/4" x 3/8" x 16" UHMW runners 2 pcs
          Note: Most tables have 3/4" wide by 3/8" deep miter gauge slots, hence the UHMW dims.
Two 1/4 x20 x 2" L Flat Phillips Bolts                     "Ditto"
Two Nylon Insert 1/4-20 Nuts                                 "Ditto"
8-10 FHWS #8 x 1" L                                                "Ditto"
Four self Drilling #8 x 1 1/8" Sht. Mtl. Screws      "Ditto"
Misc. FHWS Screws + Glue.                                   "Ditto"
             Note: FHWS means Flat Head Wood Screw. Use the Phillips head kind, not slotted.
Optional: 3/4" x 1/4-20 x 24" T-Track                    A salvaged Alum. Extrusion 26" Long w/ 1/4-20 bolt T-Slot