Using a miter saw I cut all 4 sides of the molding at 45 degrees so outside is the exact size of your hardwood panel. I cut the long sides exactly the same length, and the short sides are the same length.
Using the miter clamp dry fit the corner and use the level on both sides, make sure the frame is level.
Loosen the short side of the miter clamp and apply a thin coat of wood glue to both ends to be attached. Tighten the two sides so 45 degree angles are together, flat on top and bottom forming a tight, clean 90 degree “L”. Let dry for about 30 minutes.
Repeat level, glue, drill, and nail so all sides are attached to form the frame. When frame is complete you can place the frame on a flat surface and put weight on the corners to help flatten. When dry I move to next steps.
FILL,SAND AND STAIN
ATTACH ART TO FRAME
First I dry fit to make sure the frame fits the art work
Place flat sticks like paint stirring paddles to keep the cemented surfaces from touching until aligned. Then carefully remove sticks from one end, as surfaces touch they are attached and can NOT be realigned.
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Steele and Celeste have an ability to cross between dimensions, where they meet deceased grandmother Louise and her mentors Star and Jaguar, advanced souls from the Mayan civilization. These elemental new friends of Louise explain that this plane of existence, named Gaia, is for mankind’s evolution to a higher universal understanding. Secrets to this dimension were given to Steele in notebooks written by Louise before passing on.
In the suburbs of Denver, Colorado, Ian is a technology expert that uses virtual reality to invent a new means of travel that. Ian artificially and unknowingly uses Gaia’s dimension as a springboard to Jump between locations. His estranged father James, becomes an unwitting adversary, gradually turning ally.
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