Face Frame

When I had finished cutting the boards for the face frame of the shadow box I  was not thinking about a blog, so I don’t have any pictures of the process.  I will take more pictures as I go from now on though.  I used mitered lap joints on the corners for the frame.  The first time I used this type of joint was when I made some cabinet doors.  I took the picture below from a Google search just to show what the joint looks like.  I used my favorite saw for this, the Lie Nielsen Dovetail Saw.  I got pretty close to cutting the miter at a 45 degree angle and then tightened the joint using my smoothing plane.

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Laid out, the frame looks nice and square.  I am not going to glue anything until I have all the parts of the shadow box ready to go.

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Since I have not moved anymore pictures over from my camera to the computer I will leave you with this sunset view from my last port visit.  Not a bad view!

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I hope everyone is enjoying this blog so far.  It will get better as the project starts to take shape.  Please share this with anyone that you think might be interested.

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