Making Another Picture Frame with Hollows and Rounds (Actually, Just Hollows Here)

I will choose to keep this post quick because time is precious at this point of each year. Christmas presents must be made. (This frame was made several years ago.)

This frame starts with material that is 1 3/16″ wide



Like every profile made with hollows and rounds, we will start with a series of rabbets


…and chamfers to remove waste and guide the profiled planes.


Step 3: #6 Hollow to make a full 180 degrees of an arc.



Step 5: #4 Hollow


Step 5 and 6: #2 Hollow


Finally, squash the top profile in Step 7: #10 Hollow


Picture frame profiles often look strange to us furniture people, but…


…they always come together once mitered, however.










For the record, I spent 00:20:10 with the profiled planes, much of which was battling my previous workbench, Big Pink. I had it on videotape but couldn’t bring myself to post it.

Note: I will be posting instructions to win an ‘X-out’ plane in the coming day(s)/week(s). I go out of my way to keep the winner as being a current blog reader, in-house. If you’ve made it this far into the text then I’ll encourage you to keep reading my upcoming blogs, knowing that any publicity you give this post will ultimately reduce your chances of winning and my desire to pay my readers.  I am, intentionally, not striving to increase my social media exposure. So let us keep this quiet, or I will cancel the upcoming contest.