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Cutting rabbets
Cutting rabbets

Adam is shown here getting ready to cut a rabbet into a length of wood.

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Rabbeting wood
Rabbeting wood

This photo shows a reverse angle of Adam cutting a rabbet.

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Almost done...
Almost done...

Note the notch shown here on the end of the wood coming off the roller: That is the rabbet.

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Reverse angle
Reverse angle

Here's another view of the rabbet in the wood.

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Time to chop!
Time to chop!

Adam gets ready to chop the wood into measured legs that will form the frame.

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Chopping...
Chopping...

A power miter saw does the trick!

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Close up...
Close up...

Here's a closer look at the chopped wood showing a perfect 45-degree angle.

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A pretty pile
A pretty pile

Here are some spent little pieces of wood from the chopping process.

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Fitting
Fitting

Adam dry-fits the frame around the piece, in this case a 19th Century slate chalkboard, to make sure it fits.

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Another fitting
Another fitting

Adam checks to make sure the mirror fits in the freshly cut frame.

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Various lengths of wood
Various lengths of wood

Shown here are various lengths of wood reclaimed from demolitions, renovations and barns. These pieces are ready to be cut into frames.

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Barn wood
Barn wood

This barn wood (from real barns in the western Pennsylvania area) has been ripped into lengths and is ready for rabbeting.

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More barn wood
More barn wood

Note how the nail and worm holes in this wood will add character to the finished frame.

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Our table saw
Our table saw

Adam uses a portable table saw for the ripping and rabbeting.

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Close up
Close up

Here is a close view of the table saw's fence and feather boards that guide in cutting.

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