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 In Tricks of the Trade

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I enjoy making picture frames but always found it a pain to use tacks or staples to hold the picture in place. Plus tacks and staples are hard to remove when you want to change the picture. That’s why I developed this method for holding the picture, glass, matting, and backing board in the frame. I use 1-in.-diameter fender washers and #6 by 3/8-in. pan head screws. I drill the recess for the washer with a Forstner bit and make the recess deep enough so the washer will bear against the backing board to hold everything snug.—Larry Jenkins

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