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.
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.
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!
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.