How to Build Picture Frames with Raptor Nails

How to Build Picture Frames with Raptor Nails


Jonathan here at Colfax high mill and
woodshop. I teach high school woodshop today I’m going to go over these plastic
nails and building mitered picture frames and why these things are so
beautiful and worked so well in this shop and all shops all right these are the coolest nails
ever Raptor nails what’s so cool about it is they’re made out of plastic
and what we’re doing right now is we’re building picture frames with miter
joints so we cut all of our miter the key is opposing pieces are identical and
then we’re going to glue a nail them together when we’re done gluing and
nailing them together then we’re going to run our decal with the router bit
here Roman ogee detail or the danger with regular nails is that as you’re
doing that router detail you run into that nail and that’s what’s so beautiful
that he’s dropped your nails so you do need a special Omer nail gun that I got
from Raptor let’s go ahead and put on any picture frames together
so that the key on these picture frames is you could be off a little bit as far
as length goes but opposing pieces have to be identical not not you know within
30 seconds of each other but cut on the santak stop so I have identical pieces I
kept my rabbits to start with I’m going to glue these together I think you I
already dried calamity to check them and make sure they were all exactly 45 and then the real bond is the
glue and then besides the glue the nails kind
of like a clamp that holds that holds it together till the glue dries I’m using a
mitre clamp here there I kind of have to go back and forth
until I get the exact same I I’m trying to get a zero gap animal as
much as possible yeah the more time I spend doing this the last time I have to
spend so that looks pretty good
now to the eyeglass is on you get a dress out safety and then pull the
trigger and really what you want to do with these nails to make sure you’re not
never shooting awards anything including your hand hands never go on here let’s
put the clamps for and then one nail this way
and then one day oh this way then now that I have those nails in there I’m
just going to sand them flush that’s enough to hold this together and you can
see how nice that mitre joint is and how how nice this plastic nails look you’re
going to sand it flush and you won’t even see them then I’m going to go to
the next joint and I’m going to work my way all the way around using Raptor
nails so when we do that detail at the end it won’t matter if we accidentally
pop over so that’s kind of the beauty you drop your nails one thing you do
have to be careful of when you’re doing a router detail on that knot you’re
gonna have to go super slow alright so that’s how we build a minor picture
frame with the rabbit in the back and then a router detailer on the outside
edge key that happiness for me or the Raptor nails

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