How to make a picture frame with a Jigsaw!
How to make a picture frame with a Jigsaw!
Building a picture frame with great mitered joints can be tough enough. But when al you have is a jigsaw it can be downright intimidating. If you are limited to a jigsaw or just want a fun way to get some cool mitered joints. This video will explain how to make a picture frame with nearly perfect mitered joint with just a jigsaw. Building a simple clamp set up and using the right smooth cut jigsaw blade can make cutting miters for frames a fun and enjoyable experience. like with all thing a little practice goes a long way so don’t be discouraged if the frame isn’t perfect the first time. Go slow with the jigsaw let it do the cutting and before you know it you will be making awesome mitered joints with you jigsaw like a pro.
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I love learning these boots on the ground tips and tricks Izzy. Really great stuff, thanks.
I’ve been a Picture Framer for 20 years, so I cringed at this concept.
Overall, I’m fine with the way you cut the miters.
I’m not so happy with the adding trim to the back side to hold the art. I’ve seen it done badly way too many times.
I’d recommend starting with a stick of picture frame moulding (many hardware stores will carry at least one), and then using this miter cutting technique.
I was hoping Izzy would have a way to cut the Rabbet out of the wood with the Jig Saw. I couldn’t think of a good way myself.
wow nice job ,,Thx Ed Loretto Ontario Canada
wow. that’s amazing "not too shabby"
I know this has nothing to do with your application but, theoretically I could build a stagger on my miter sled and make two cuts at once and have the same effect? I don’t know if that is a feasible application it’s just a thought I had while watching the video. Thank you for always thinking outside of the box. Have a great day.
Very clever. I like your thinking. Probably wouldn’t work well with my jigsaw though if I tried to add the curves. If I do curves with my jigsaw the blade bends and the profile is not 90 degrees to the surface. I guess that’s what happens when you use cheap tools and blades (and presumably your friend may encounter the same issue).
"Houston, we have a problem. Oh, Izzy’s on the crew. Nevermind Houston, we’re cool."
This is good but get a router mike.
Next project is to learn how to built some picture frames. just need to review the video a few more times. thanx
Izzy strikes again. You have named your site correctly. Once again you have proved that the best tool you have is between your ears. Very well done sir! It was a delight to chat with you in Atlanta.
Why does the bottom end up tighter >? Why did it end up not 90 on last join ? Was it the original 90 degree set-up being 0.25 or so degrees out ?
Izzy – as always well done … a must have channel for anyone who tinkers with wood
More interesting than the expected ‘perfect’ 45 degree mitre. I like this a lot.
Now that’s a clever idea. Love how you think!
If I was Mike I would just go to Home Depot and buy a frame
Awesome! Thanks for sharing👍 Great tips and tricks 👍🤗📐💯ℹ
Man I love how you matched my straight line cuts to a " T ". LOLOLOL
Not too shabby at all. Why were the joints really tight on the reverse side?
Just go to Woodglut if you want to know how to do it yourself.
You are very creative…congratulations!!
why do all of that when you can just use the 45 side of your speed square as a fence?
"He also purchased some trim."
Huh huh huh heh heh huh huh huh.
Probably easier for the guy to buy a cheap set of clamps at the same time he buys the wood stock. But anyways, this is very clever corner jig. If I were making a bunch of frames I’d actually consider doing this
Hey Izzy, I’ve noticed how useful jig saws can be for ‘live edge joining’ Thanks for the tip!
Nice Job izzy. Great way of making a frame …
That was badass bro.
Definitely not for a beginner man! You totally lost me with all the different pieces of wood you were laying out!
You’re work is inspiring
Great idea Izzy, never thought of doing it this way, i just VERY carefully marked and cut with a jigsaw last time i did this, and still screwed it up, but atleast i have a new mitre saw now, haha.
Thanks a lot for this genuis Trick. This will definitely be my next Projekt.
Strait miters are so last season. NEW TREND ALERT! It’s all about the maker hand made wavy miter from this point on 🙂
great video. i "jointed" table tops in a similar way once and have it on my list for more experimentation. it’s kind of a cool design feature.
Nice, Who says that mitered corners have to be perfect 45s?
Who’d thought it! You could probably use the same technique with a handsaw??
Very clever 🙂
You sir, are a genius! Cheers for sharing you knowledge with us
Simples e prático. Adorei!
Slightly crude but Interesting technique
The second you finished cutting the first miter I thought to my self Genius!
Awesome izzy – thanks !
Tighten it up and clamp it. I know these two guys.
Rough as a big bears arse ….. but it works 😕
Cuando Vd decide aplicar la lógica de la imaginación sobre las fibras de madera sus ideas se convierten en la mejor cola de carpintero para unirlas.
Gracias por sus geniales aportes
Izzy, if I lived in a part of the world shown in a movie "the gods must be crazy" would you still be able to show a frame making technique. You seem to be able to do the impossible so I thought I would just ask. 🙂
I’m totally confused, hasn’t your bud got a handsaw? Even using this technique it would be a better finish with a handsaw surely?