DIY Battlestar Galactica photo frame

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  1. J_Mac

    J_Mac SS.org Regular

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    Any fans will recognise that everything has the corners chopped off in BSG. Screenshot:

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    My wife loves BSG so I got hold of a signed Eddie Olmos photo for her birthday. Next step - find a framer who will do octagonal frames. This was news to me but framers don't do that sort of thing. Time for a diy job then! I went back to my local framer and he agreed to do the glass and mount if I made the frame. I found a nice lot of 22mm x 22mm wenge on eBay and got the 22.5 degree mitre out.

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    Measuring and chopping was easy. Making them fit flush was hard :/ lots of sanding, the belt sander table helped a lot. Rebate done on the router table.

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    Cleaned up after gluing overnight:

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    Polished up to 1500 grit, no finish needed on wenge:
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    Back from the framer:
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    I applaud your nerdiness (or your devotion to your wife's nerdiness). :hbang:
     
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    Looks awesome, man! That should score you some major points with the Mrs.
     

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