adventures in picture frame making! so when i joined the woodshop, i decided i wanted to make a custom frame for this picture of my mom from the seventies:
thus, adventures in picture frames making began. and my first solo woodworking project! i made some tiny frames. then i got drunk at a blink-182 concert and bought a silkscreen poster. so i made a big frame. here comes some poorly documented photos of the process.
i had no corner clamps, so i built this thingamajig to clamp my big frame together after gluing. i found this guy on youtube who used the old school method. it worked awesomeeee.
drilled down pieces of wood to keep the frame nice and flat. the blocks at each corner are knocked into place, and the tension keeps the corners of the frame in place while the glue dries.
sanding the miter joints. for a frame this big though, a stronger joint would be better…next time.
oiled and finished.
cutting glass!! didn’t even know you could do this at home. such a satisfying feeling after you score the glass and knock it apart.
oh hey mom, you’re in a fancy frame now.
a fun time was had. i will definitely be making more. the end!
a little table i built out of cheap fence slats to put on the porch for iced drinks and snackies. a quick and fun little project!
and a lame work-in-progress picture at the shop.
some pages from the ol sketchbook.
i’ve also been nurturing a budding woodworking hobby since coming to LA. been spending lots of time at the community woodshop lately—more on that stuff soon.
oh hi guys! i’m trying out this new thing called “drawing.”
referencing some of my favorite photos.
rug paintings! i did the bottom two a few months ago, and just finished up the top two to create a set of four. maybe more will follow. there is something really fun and meditative about tediously painting tiny shapes for hours. riiiiight???