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picture frame jig

Here's a jig I found on Youtube that helped me make picture frames. Very effective and cheap to make
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Is this for assembly or what?
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I used to have one something like this Frank. It is for glue up and assembly. As the wing nut in the center is tightened, it draws in all 4 corners of the frame for a nice tight clamping. I've never seen one that was hand made before. Nice job.
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Is this for assembly or what?
Could not find the clip of how it's made - should be self-explanatory. Here's a 30 second clip of one is use.

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGAKIVe-IaY]
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I going to make a couple more of these with the holes in the legs a little closer together.

Folks, if <i>I</i> can make frames using this jig <i>anyone</i> can.
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Youtube of the construction of this jig.


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Youtube of the construction of this jig.

YouTube - How to Make a Picture Frame Clamping Device
Yep that's the one. Thanks
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Could not find the clip of how it's made - should be self-explanatory. Here's a 30 second clip of one is use.

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGAKIVe-IaY]
How it is made is definitely self explanatory, I was trying to clarify what its use is. The only thing I could come up with was assembly...
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The one thing that I think I'd change from the video is to reverse the centre blocks so that the jig lays flatter on the work bench.
As he has assembled it, the centre is 3/4" higher than the arms and might impose a force onto the frame which skews the picture frame.

I have not built this jig yet, so maybe it works fine. Just something that caught my eye.

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The one thing that I think I'd change from the video is to reverse the centre blocks so that the jig lays flatter on the work bench.
As he has assembled it, the centre is 3/4" higher than the arms and might impose a force onto the frame which skews the picture frame.

I have not built this jig yet, so maybe it works fine. Just something that caught my eye.
I put the center screw block on top of what I built for just that reason.

I forgot to mention in the first post to stick a small piece of wax paper under the corners to catch any glue drips.
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Just reviewed your pictures in the Opening Post and noticed that you did that.

I'll try to stay awake next time...

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