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AN INGENIOUS YOUNG WOODWORKER ... - Gorilla Glue

AN INGENIOUS YOUNG WOODWORKER ... - Gorilla Glue

AN INGENIOUS YOUNG WOODWORKER ... - Gorilla

Lindsey Dill’s Fabulous Frames AN INGENIOUS YOUNG WOODWORKER DISCOVERS THE FUN OF JIG-MAKING. Lindsey Dill shows some of the frames that she made in her woodworking class at Prescott High School in Prescott, Arizona. Brought to you by: ® by Lindsey Dill and Tom Bockman Last fall, Mr. Bockman, my shop teacher, presented plans for several woodworking projects to my class and asked us each to choose one to build. The one I liked best was called “Fab Frames”, which appeared in the October, 2006 issue of American Woodworker Magazine (#124). The frames were covered with routed flutes that looked awesome. The story said making variations was easy and that you could make lots of frames at the same time. Plus, they didn’t have to be mitered. That sounded great! MR. BOCKMAN’S CHALLENGE Following the step-by-step directions in the story made the project take too long for our one-hour shop classes. So Mr. Bockman asked if I could come up with changes that would simplify the project and save time. MY RESPONSE I knew right away the first change I would make. The original directions called for using a form to rout the frame blanks, so they’d all be the same size. The form was made out of several pieces that had to be glued together, which I thought was silly. I made my form by cutting a single piece to size and then routing out the center (see middle right photo, page 72). My form measures 9-in. by 11-in. and its center opening is 4-1/2-in. by 6-1/2in., perfect for 5x7 photos. After I’ve routed each frame and removed it from the form, I rout a rabbet around the inside opening, for the photo. www.gorillaglue.com www.AmericanWoodworker.com EDITOR: TIM JOHNSON • ART DIRECTION: VERN JOHNSON • PHOTOGRAPHY: SARA GARDNER