Mitered frames can be a challenge to build without specialized equipment. Even without the specialized miter trimming machines that are used by professional picture framers, the home woodworker can still make frames using a few simple common workshop appliances and techniques.
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At the end of the last post in this series, we were at a point where pretty much all of the difficult, finicky work was behind us. Now we come to the part of the process where we get to relax a little – the shaping of the handle and the final assembly.
Shaping of the blade and back are done. So now it’s time to start on the handle.
Most joinery saws have some kind of back, or spine, to stiffen the blade because the blades on these saws are typically quite thin and could easily buckle without some kind of support.
All saws need a blade, otherwise they have a hard time cutting wood. So that’s where our saw making process starts.
If you are willing to put in the time and effort required to build one, a premium hand saw is within your budget.
Using a historical finishing technique to apply a fast, beautiful finish.
Completing the construction of the candle box back and lid.
If you have ever wondered about the holding power of cut nails, wonder no more. Small cut finish nails hold much stronger than you think.
Starting construction on the box with the main joinery.
Have you ever wanted to learn how period drawers were built? Look at a sliding lid candle box.