How to Make a Shadow Box Picture Frame : Rabbiting the Back of Shadow Box Frame
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How to Make a Shadow Box Picture Frame : Rabbiting the Back of Shadow Box Frame

October 10, 2019


Hi, this is Jon on behalf of Expert Village.
In this video clip we will be rabbiting the back. On the back of our picture frame we’re
going to notch in a little bit of the wood which is called the rabbit. What we’re going
to do is place a piece of plywood as the backing for our picture frame and we want that to
sit a little bit inside so that the back of our frame is completely flushed when we hang
it on the wall. An easy way to make a rabbit using a table saw is to set the blade depth
to 3/8 of an inch and set it as close as you can to the fence. We’re going to make a few
different passes to create a rabbit.
If you take a look at our board once we’ve made our first pass, we have a rabbit that
is an 1/8 of inch in because our blade is an 1/8 of an inch. I’m going to go ahead and
make two more passes. Once you have cut all of your rabbits, you can go ahead and put
your frame back together and see what that’ll look like and everything seems to be looking
pretty good so far.

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  1. Props for the vid! It finally helped me figure out something I was stuck with. I haven't started with Hyezmar's Woodworking Bible yet, but I googled and downloaded the book. Looks fun too!

  2. You can use woodprix, it has the best handbooks and ready instructions. You can learn much from them and make it yourself.

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