Tennessee Valley Woodworkers
Vol. 16/ Issue6 June 2001 Editor: Tom Gillard Jr.
The next meeting of the TN Valley Woodworkers
Will be held, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Duck River Electric Building, Decherd, TN
All interested woodworkers are invited!
The following people have agreed to serve as contacts for their particular skills. If you have questions, suggestions for activities, or other comments relating to these skills, please call these folks. Their interest is to help the club better serve their area of expertise. Your participation with them will help them achieve that goal.
Alice Berry 454-3815 Design
Phil Bishop 967-4626
Tom Church 967-4460 Turning Harry May 962-0215 Carving
Bob Reese 728-7974 Sharpening Jim Van Cleave 455-8150 Joinery
Maurice Ryan 962-1555 Health and Safety
The idea behind this picture frame was twofold.: the main goal was to build a frame that did not detract from the photo held within it (in this case a landscape shot). The second goal was to try and portray a sense of depth to the picture. The first goal was easily attained by using solid hard maple to create a strong feel to the frame and the second goal was attained by leaving space between the glass and the photo.
Tools required: router, sander, saw
Wood required: (hard maple)
Top/bottom 2 1 3/4" 1 3/4" 15"
Inner sides (edging) 2 3/4" 3/4" 15 1/4"
Inner top/bottom (edging) 2 3/4" 3/4" 12"
Back (plywood) 1 12 1/2" 1/4" 15 3/4"
Once cut to size, rout out a groove on the inside (back) edge of each
piece. This groove should be
1/2" wide and 1 1/4" deep (thus leaving a thickness of 1/2" remaining from front to back). Note that
Hard Maple is, like its name would suggest, a hardwood. Therefore rout out this groove gradually taking many sweeps through with the router. If you are impatient and try to take too much off you'll end up ruining a perfectly good router bit! At this point, glue the four frame pieces together and clamp overnight. If desired, you can use very thin panel pins to nail the items together, although wood glue alone should easily suffice.
While this outer frame is gluing we will build the inner sub frame. This sub frame is made out of edging wood (see diagram for cross profile) that is available at most home improvement stores. As with the outer frame, cut the pieces to size with 45 degree miter. Plan before you cut so that the four pieces result in a frame. This inner frame will sit under the main frame (see cross profile diagram). Note that the exact size of these pieces should be the length of the space available within the hole of the main frame, plus the measurement marked as "X" on the edging piece (as this is the amount that the inner frame sits inside the outer one).
Once you have cut these items to size, clamp and glue overnight. Once dry, sand this inner frame and then paint it matte black to give a more subtle illusion of depth.
Have a piece of glass cut to fit inside the outer frame and then place
this in the frame. On top of the glass, add the inner sub frame. Then,
add the photo that you want to use. Finally, add in the back sheet of plywood
and use small panel nails tacked into the inside back of the main frame
to hold the construction together.
Finally, attach picture frame wire between two small screws, one in the rear of each sidepiece, so that you have a means of hanging the picture.
ATTENTION BRUCE GILLIES
CALENDAR of EVENTS
June 17: Father's Day
June 23: CLUB PICNIC (description below)
Sept. 21-22: Coffee County Fair
Oct. 20 Fall Seminar: Turning
Dec. 7: Club Christmas Party
Everyone is invited to attend this year’s picnic on the 23 of June. This promises to be another fun filled day, (good friend and good food) Houston and Lillie Clark are the host and hostess for this year’s event. Please bring your favorite food and share it with the club. The club is furnishing the meat and drinks. There will be door prizes given away throughout the afternoon.
SHOW & TELL
Ken Gould: Jig saw parrot
Crocia Robinson: action toy from Russia
Andy Weaver: turned pens.
Jim Van Cleave: Jewelry box of walnut/maple
Walnut chest of drawers w/ inlays
Dean Lutes: Corian* to be a carving piece.
Henry Davis: Stationary box w/ panel top.
Roughed out vase of box elder.
My Friends, I give you… THE DUMBEST GUY ON EARTH!
The car is still running, as can be witnessed by the exhaust.
A woman is
either asleep or otherwise out in the front seat passenger side. The guy
driving it was jogging up and down on Rt. 925. (in the background)
Witnesses said their physical state was OTHER than normal. The driver
finally came back after the police were called, and was found crouched
behind the rear of the car, attempting to cut the twine around the
load! Luckily, the police stopped him and had the load removed.
The materials were loaded at Home Depot. Their store manager said they
had the customer sign a waiver. While the plywood and 2X4s are fairly obvious,
what you can’t see is the back seat, which contains -- are you ready for this? --
10 bags of concrete @ 80 lbs. each. They estimated the load weight at 3000 lbs.
Both back tires exploded, the wheels bent and the back shocks were driven
the floorboard. The car, with FL plates (naturally), was headed for Annapolis, where
the couple presumably planned to build a new house in which to smoke their crack.
Your thoughts and prayers are requested for the following members:
Just a reminder to resister at the meeting for the router drawing.
Remember that the only way you can register is to be at the meeting.
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