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What is best joining method for picture frames?? Thinkin of buying kreg pocket hole set. Is it worth the money??
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What is best joining method for picture frames?? Thinkin of buying kreg pocket hole set. Is it worth the money??
I wouldn't use pocket screws. I would go with a splined miter, or a half lap miter, or a keyed miter.





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I made a frame for my Mom last Christmas out of sapele mahogany using splined miters. The miters look like they were glued yesterday, and the best part is - no fasteners!
Splines were 3/16" thick, 1 1/2" wide and cut to protrude from either end of the joint. After the glue cured I cut them flush with a dovetail saw.
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I wouldn't use pocket screws. I would go with a splined miter, or a half lap miter, or a keyed miter.




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post #5 of 6 Old 11-01-2012, 07:56 PM
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invented this "nail" about 80 years ago or so. My mom told me about them and we had some in a box. That was 60 years ago. I wish I still had some to mess around with. It seems like a great idea. Here's the site:
http://clampnailco.com/

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http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/40...scription.html

this is good;
http://raptornails.com/docs/Clamp%20Nail.pdf


The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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Professional frame shops use V nails. It's not always possible to use splines, half laps or keys unless you are just making flat board frames. This supplier has hardened V nails that can be driven with a hammer.
http://www.grignonsart.com/Learning_...e%20frames.htm
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