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A Cross-Stitch Frame

My wife did a nice cross-stitch many years ago, but hadn't yet framed it. Time to resolve that by making her a new frame for Mothers Day!      :)

To prepare for this build, I first made a miter sled that helped me cut perfect (enough) 45 degree miters on the frame pieces. Thanks to William Ng for the design and procedure for this sled.

 

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After milling the four frame pieces and cutting them to a little over-length, I used the table saw with a flat tooth grind on the blade to cut rabbets on the back side edges. Then I routed an ogee molding profile on the front inside edges. Then I used the miter sled to cut the frame pieces to exact length and cut the miters on the ends.

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After gluing up the frame, I cut and glued in splines across each corner joint to reinforce them.

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Then I applied some Early American stain, followed by some water based poly finish, and it was all done, just in time for Mothers Day!

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