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    Default SEPTEMBER 2017 Project of the Month - The Quick-Change Picture Frame!

    Hello,

    Despite its appearance, this project isn’t your ordinary picture frame. It’s a Quick-Change Picture Frame!

    Many of us leave the same old photos in a frame “forever” because it’s a hassle to change/update them. No more! The concept integrated into this project is a quick-n-easy solution. It features a wooden “mat” insert that is held in place by hidden magnets in both the frame and the insert. Swap a photo in seconds by simply pulling off the mat insert, swap photos and replace the insert.

    The project uses just the 1/16" Carving Bit and the 1/8" Cutting Bit. No other bits are required. The dimensions of the finished Quick-Change Picture Frame are approximately 8" x 10" x 1.2" D. The frame is sized for standard 5" x 7" photos.

    The hanging method is a little different, as well. Hidden inside the frame are slot-holes for insertion of a T-Pin to mount the frame flush to the wall with no visible hanger. Can hang vertically (portrait) or horizontally (landscape). Once you've run and observed how the “quick-change” concept was incorporated into this project, I hope it inspires you to create frame designs of your own! Here’s some ideas:

    • Carve the components from contrasting wood or stain or paint with contrasting colors
    • Make a lithophane box using the quick-change concept to swap out holiday-themed lithos for different seasons of the year
    • Design unique frames in different shapes. Stars, circles, ovals, your state outline, animal or dinosaur silhouettes for kid’s rooms, etc.

    Main items you will need:
    1) The Project Files (included):
    • Quick_Change_Frame.mpc

    2) Board(s) with the following dimensions: 0.75" x 11" x 26.5"

    NOTE: Do not use boards that are smaller than specified above unless using an appropriate jig. Larger boards are fine.

    3) Eight 6mm x3mm neodymium magnets (.25" dia. x .125" thick ), 0.007 clear plastic sheet, a 5" x 7" photo, one T-Pin (Size: #28 - 1.75" long)

    4) Epoxy, sandpaper, wood stain and/or paint and clear finish

    5) A Dremel-type rotary tool with assorted sanding wheels and bits to sand small details. A small belt sander is also handy to speed up preparation for finishing.

    Apply your choice of finish. Here’s what I used on my Quick-Change Frame sample made from Select Pine:
    • Applied Rust-Oleum Ultimate Stain - Wheat
    • Several coats of gloss Krylon Clear Acrylic spray
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Quick-Change-Frame_430x430.png   placing-mat-insert550x405.png   side-view-2_550x413.png   Quick-Change_Frame_front-view_550x466.png  

    Last edited by mtylerfl; 09-08-2017 at 08:05 AM.
    Michael T
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    Looks good Michael!!! Both of you look lovely!!! Great job!!!

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    Thank you, Terry!
    Michael T
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    REsend POM email did not get anything Thanks!

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    Hi Bob. Sorry to hear you didn't get the POM. You might want to contact CarveWright Support directly in case they don't see your forum post here.
    Michael T
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    Hi Bob,

    Just following up with you. Did you receive the POM alright?
    Michael T
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