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Step 10 – Constructing the Frame part 2 – Making a Rectangle

Putting your laminated edges together to form a complete frame is not too tricky.  Firstly let’s make sure that the joints are all perfect and ready.  Remove any glue blobs or stray wood with a super sharp chisel.  The joints want to be completely square and tight, so don’t slip.

Constructing the Frame part 1 - Laminating the Pieces

Do a dry run to check the fit.

Constructing the Frame part 1 - Laminating the Pieces

To get an exact 90 degree join I used a pretty hefty mitre clamp, designed for welding jobs.  I then clamped up an arrangement to pull the joint tight. As I didn’t have long enough clamps, this involved using some clamps as anchor points, from which to brace the clamps that were actually working directly on the joint.

Constructing the Frame part 1 - Laminating the Pieces

All right, now we are getting there.  The diagonal bits are holding the corners square.

Constructing the Frame part 1 - Laminating the Pieces

View from the top.

Constructing the Frame part 1 - Laminating the Pieces

Below: one of the last glue-ups on the fixed frame – an outer piece (you can see it missing in the right of the pic above).

Constructing the Frame part 1 - Laminating the Pieces

As you can see, this takes up a good deal of the room down here.

Constructing the Frame part 1 - Laminating the Pieces

The final frame glue-up. I had to move it about a bit, to get to it.  Here you can see it having to be leant over – one of the annoying things about the up and over garage door is that it restricts height a lot.  Ahh, it will be so nice to have the doors instead.

Constructing the Frame part 2 - Making a Rectangular Shape

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