Introduction: DIY Photo Frame

This workshop is about making a Wooden photo frame. Every edge of this frame uses e different connection.

The tools you need :

- Back saw

- 2 gravers ( 6mm width and 25mm width )

- Tape measure

- Wood glue

- T-Square

- Clamping Screw

- Hamer

- Fold metres

- Pencil

- Work sheet

- Stretch belt

- Miter box

- Wooden plank with dimensions ( 45x 22x 250 , preferabele sealing planks )

Step 1: Saw the Different Planks Into the Right Measurements.

Tools needed :

- Pencil

- Saw

- Miter box

- Tape measure

You put the metal edge from your tape measure behind the edge of the plank. You measure 387mm and place a dot with the pencil. You take your T-Square and draw a vertical line starting from the dot. Place the board into the miter box and you saw the little piece. You can put your fingernail on the drawn line to keep the saw from sliding of.

Repeat this step until you have 2 boards of 387mm. And 2 boards of 510mm.

Step 2: Preparing First Connection.

Tools needed :

- Pencil

- T-Square

- miter box

- Back saw

Using your pencil and T-Square, you can easily draw a line under an angle of 45°. When this is done you put the board into the miter box. You will see there is a special slot for angled saws.

You saw the marked edge off to gain your first half of the connection. Repeat this step for the other side of the connection.

Step 3: Second Connection.

Tools needed :
- Pencil

- T-Square

- Fold metres

- miter box

- Back saw

- Clamping screw

- Graver ( 25mm )

- Plank 510mm

With the use of your pencil and Fold metres, you measure a width of 11mm and a length of 45mm. Then you draw a line from top to bottom and draw al the borders of the cut away piece. The easiest way to remember what part you have to cut away is shading that part.

You put your plank in the Miter box and saw until you reach a depth of 11mm. The remains will be removed with the graver. To work more easy, you can gently push the top edge of your graver in the drawn lines. This makes the border easier to see, and you know what you can't cross.

Secure the plank onto the table with a clamping screw.

When using the graver ,you always have to cut away from you. And the sharp edge of the graver must be upside down. You keep cutting until you are not far away from your drawn lines. Then you use your graver gently for removing the remains of the plank. ( see in pictures above )

U repeat this step for the other part of the connection. ( plank of 387mm )

DOWNLOAD the MP4 file for a detailed movie of wood carving.

Step 4: Third Connection.

Tools needed :

- Pencil

- T-Square

- Fold metres

- Miter box

- Saw

- Clamping screw

- Graver ( 25mm )

- Plank 387mm

The basics are the same of the 2nd connection. The only difference is that this time you have to draw a triangle shape. CAUTION : don't accidentally turn over the planks so your connection is on the wrong side. Every connections must be made so that everything fits smooth in each other. Examine carefully after every connection part made.

With the use of your pencil and Fold metres, you measure a width of 11mm and a lenght of 45mm. Then you draw a line from top to bottem and draw al the borders of the cut away piece. The easiest way to remembering what part you have to cut away is shading that part.

You put your plank in the Miter box and saw until you reach a depth of 11mm. The remains will be removed with the graver. For easier working you can gently push the top edge of your graver in the drawed lines. This makes the border easier to see, en you know what you cant cross.

You secure the plank onto the table with a clamping screw.

When using the graver ,you have to always cut away from you. And the sharp edge of the graver must be upside down. You keep cutting until your not far away from your drawn lines. Then you use your graver gently for removing the remains of the plank. ( see in pictures above )


U repeat this step for the other side of the connection. ( plank 510mm )

Step 5: Fourth Connection.

Tools needed :

- Pencil

- T-Square

- Fold metres

- Miter box

- Back saw

- Graver ( 6mm Width )

- Plank 387mm

With the use of your pencil and Fold metres you measure a width of 7,3mm and a length of 45mm. Then you draw a line from top to bottom and draw all the borders of the to cut away piece. You do this for the both edges. The easiest way to remember what part you have to cut away is shading that part.

Again you can make the edges more clear by pressing in with a graver on the pencil lines. Position the graver on the edge and cut away the center piece. Always cut away from you. ( see pictures )

For the Second piece you draw the same lines as the first piece. But now you cut away the outer edges.

You put your plank in the Miter box and saw until you reach 7,3mm of depth. The rest will be removed with the graver. ( see pictures )

Always dubbel check when you are making such a tight connection. It needs to fit perfect.

Step 6: Gluing Your Connections

Tools needed :

- Woodglue

- Clamping screw

- Stretch belt

This is the last but also the easiest step. You put woodglue on every connection.

Then you put a Stretch belt around the frame, and put clamping screws on the corners so it can't slip away. Leave this dry for about 2-3 hours. And than you have your finished product !

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amberrayh made it! (author)2015-03-03

Cool project! Thanks for sharing. I hope we see more from you in the future!

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