First Project – Picture Frame Jig

By |January 12th, 2008

Here’s my first project. A picture frame Jig. I actually started with the small picture frame but after having great difficulty trying to glue it up I realized that I needed a Jig to be able to keep the corners square and tight while they were drying.

The basic concept for this jig was to create 4 separate corner pieces that would be joined together by threaded rods allowing each corner piece to be adjustable. The jig was to be made of scrap 3/4″ plywood that I had laying around.

My first attempt at this didn’t quite work because the design required notches to be cut in the sides pieces and the only tool I had available to cut these notches […]