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View Poll Results: What's Your Preferred Picture Frame Joinery Method?
Plain Miter 2 33.33%
Miter with Lock Miter profile 0 0%
Biscuits 1 16.67%
Plugs 0 0%
Metal Bracket 0 0%
Dowels 0 0%
Something Else Entirely 3 50.00%
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post #21 of 29 Old 01-04-2012, 04:13 PM
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Getting closer to ordering a big ol' stack of picture frame molding to make some custom frames and it struck me how many ways there are to join the things together. I'm leaning towards plugging the corners, but for fun thought I might ask everybody elses' method.

What is (or would be) your preferred method of joinery for picture frame corners?
what size make's a difference. you can get by with different way with small frame's but with big like 24x24 a different way is needed. so what size may get you a different way. You can 45 degree the end's glue and pin or spline Of course these are finished ?? I would 45 degree the ends and than pin and put matching filler in the pin holes. That's the way a fram shop does them or at least the one i was in did them

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Picked up about 4bf of Padauk today. Boy is this stuff beautiful. And it costs less than the cheapie basswood moldings I showed earlier.

Still trying to figure out a good profile at 1.5" wide using 4/4 and less-than-top-dollar molding bits. Ideally I'd like a bit that replicated the above profile closely, but we'll see what I come up with.

Would it be heresy to try to finish the edges a little darker to add depth? I have no idea how to do this, but I like that feature in the molding above.

Lastly, I had planned on a basic rabbit, but for some reason, I keep seeing lots of stepped rabbit bits for sale. Why would I want one of these?

Edit: Just look at this stuff!


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what size make's a difference. you can get by with different way with small frame's but with big like 24x24 a different way is needed. so what size may get you a different way. You can 45 degree the end's glue and pin or spline Of course these are finished ?? I would 45 degree the ends and than pin and put matching filler in the pin holes. That's the way a fram shop does them or at least the one i was in did them
Good point! I had planned on using 1-1/2" wide by 3/4" thick molding mostly for 11x14 frames (matted to 8x10 or 8-1/2x11), but maybe as large as 12x24. Anything larger I'd consider a frame of no less than 2-1/2" wide, up until around the 24x36 size, when I'd start thinking even larger (or frameless on canvas).

But that's just me. I agree that patching a pin nailer (23ga?) hole would be pretty easy, unless the molding was extremely brittle and shattered out like crazy, or the frame was neon colors (*barf*).

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Always use splines on mine.
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FYI,

The new Woodcraft flyer shows these clamps at a pretty good price (good thru 4/27).

The are or look identical to the Lee Valley clamps but consider that Lee Valley has free shipping right now.

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Sorry, forgot photo

Also:

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Ended up going with yellow glue (Elmer's Probond) and one each of two different band clamps (Wolfcraft 15ft Racheting 3681404 & Bessey 23ft Screwdown VAS23).

That's a pretty decent price on those clamps you linked to, if they work well.

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I use standard miters made by using a dedicated 45 degree miter sled on the table saw. For some larger frames i also ass v-nails in the corners.
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[QUOTE="sawdust55109"]I use standard miters made by using a dedicated 45 degree miter sled on the table saw. For some larger frames i also use v-nails in the corners
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