Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Folding Picture Frame Scroll Saw Pattern.

 Download Below

Give the gift of memories to your favorite Valentine. Photographs are all about memories. What better way to display the photos than in a hand made frame. Guys, your wife or girlfriend will like this because of the effort and thought you put into the gift. Go ahead and buy her that diamond ring but also give her a gift that says "I am thinking about you".

The folding frame holds two 4" X 6" photographs. There are two versions of the frame. The rectangle one in the picture above and the oval one below. 

The frame is cut from 1/4" thick hardwood and the backer board is 1/8" thick Baltic birch plywood. 
The backer board is attached with four brass screws.

Let's talk about brass screws. If you buy the inexpensive brass hinges, they will come with inexpensive brass screws. These screws are very fragile. The heads will strip out if you do not prepare the screw and the hole first.

Always pre-drill for brass screws with the proper drill bit. If you are unsure which bit to use then do test holes before you commit to the final frame. 

Make sure the screws are the proper length. I used screws in the hinges that are 1/4" in length. When inserted through the hinge they just barely miss going all the way through. In this case, it would not be that bad if the tip went through. They won't be seen but try to get the right screws.

The two most important steps for inserting brass screws are using the correct screwdriver and lubricating the screws.

The screw drive needs to fit the screw well. If you don't have the correct screwdriver then I suggest you get one before you start this project. You will get frustrated if you don't have the correct tool.

I keep a bottle of liquid hand soap in my shop just for brass screws. I squirt and dab on the bench and dip the tips of the brass screws before I dry to drive them in. If you have never tried this technique then trust me, it makes life much easier when dealing with these cheap screws. You will never drive another brass screw without soap once you have tried it.

Oval Frame

When will you lose all your digital photos?

This is primarily an advertisement with my affiliate link. I have added some good information but if you don't like ads then just skip this section.

There are only a couple of cases here. Either you have already lost all your digital pictures or you will lose all your digital pictures. Every digital storage device that has ever been manufactured will fail. It is just a matter of how long it takes.

Today, people take more pictures than ever. Most people carry a great camera in their pocket all the time. The iPhone or any modern smartphone will take incredible pictures. Luckily most modern smartphones have built-in cloud backup. Sometimes the backup is not stored at full resolution. These photos will not print with the same crispness as the original. Make sure you have a good backup of the original files. Actually, it is better to have multiple backups. The original, local backup on an external hard drive, and cloud backup. Every file on all my computer has all three backups.

We take more pictures than ever because it is so easy. That means we have lots of photos that we will probably never print. If you lose those it's bad but if you lose that one great wedding picture you will not be happy. The absolute best backup for important photos is to print them. The oldest surviving photo was taken in 1827. No digital photo that is not printed or backed up several times will be around 200 years from now.

The printer above is not one that I own. I just looked for a small printer that was compatible with Apple and Android. It seems to have good reviews but whichever printer you use just make sure you print your important photos.

$12 per sheet of 12 coins plus $3.50 shipping
Inlay with a 1" Forstner Bit.
The perfect way to sign your work.

- -

Email Newsletter Readers: Remember that the Newsletter is just a copy of the daily blog post. To see the post in its proper formatting click this link. If you ever misplace a pattern or any item you see here you can always find it on the blog. Everything stays on the blog forever. 

Products for your consideration:

Every Scrollsaw Workshop Pattern from 2007-2019 on DVD

Purchase the entire Scrollsaw Workshop pattern catalog for offline access.

This DVD has over 2,900 patterns published from 2007 thru 2019.
The DVD is $20 plus shipping. Ships to 60 countries around the world.
If you use the DVD on a Windows PC there is a simple viewer program to browse through the patterns.

The DVD also works fine on a MAC. The viewer program is not MAC compatible but there is an included PDF with all the patterns shown as thumbnails for easy viewing.

Now Available on USB Thumb Drive

Don't have a DVD drive on your new computer. No problem. Buy the catalog on a USB thumb drive.
All the same file but in an easy to use thumb drive. The USB thumb drive option is $23 plus shipping.

Unique Wooden Vases:
Want to create beautiful wooden vases on the scroll saw?
My two "Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw" books make it easy.

The books are $12 each and available for instant download after purchase. Click for Video Demonstration.

The Scrollsaw Workshop is primarily supported by donations. If you enjoy this Blog and would like to make a donation please click this Button. Your support is greatly appreciated.

My Sponsors:
Support the businesses that support our community.
Home of Pegas scroll saw blades.

This is the end of the daily posts. Keep scrolling for lot's more scrolls saw fun!
Bear Woods has been around since 1987 serving our hobby. They offer a wide range of craft products including Pegas scroll saw blades, clock inserts, toy parts, workshop supplies and much more. In my ten years of writing the Scrollsaw Workshop blog I have never received a complaint about Bear Woods. I get thousands of email a month so that's saying something about their customer service and quality products. Please support the people who support our hobby. Click now and visit Bear Woods.

Heritage Wood Specialties. Scroll saw ready boards!

Heritage Wood Specialties is a nationally recognized supplier of superior quality hardwoods to fine woodworkers across the US and Canada. Novice hobbyists and experienced enthusiasts alike can enjoy the high quality woodworking materials and kits available from Heritage Wood Specialties. Great source for scroll saw ready boards.

Seyco began business in 1986 with the goal to supply the best customer support and quality products in the scroll saw industry. I have worked with Seyco on many occasions and I can tell you they are simply the best. Please do yourself a favor and click the image above. Steve Good

Free Pattern Catalog. 1000's of free patterns.

Thousands of FREE scroll saw patterns. No registration or signup required.

The projects form these patterns can be sold without restrictions. The patterns cannot be sold.

Click here for the Free Online Catalog.


Wooden Vases on the Scroll Saw Book $12 Each
Each digital book is available for download immediately after payment.
The books are $12 per edition and contains eight unique patterns each.
Watch the following video to see how easy these beautiful scroll saw vases
are to make. 

Order the $3 pdf Catalog

This is a PDF of all the patterns in my free catalog. It is for Windows only and has a program to automatically download the pattern to your computer. Please watch the video below before you order. Click the picture to order.