The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Saturday, June 14, 2008


About that frame

I gave it some thought, and the best and quickest way I can see making a frame is to somehow get all four pieces together into a single block that can be cut at once. If there was only some way of strapping the four pieces together …

[The Gang of Four in a “Group Pattern” …]

Well yes, blue masking tape will work just fine to hold the pieces together while we cut the ends …


Of course, it's still not quite that simple, because you have to make sure the blade is at a precise 45° angle, and that took a few tries to pin down, so to speak.

[A frame and a bunch of shims]

Granted, the frame is now a few inches shorter than originally, but hey, not as misaligned as previously.

If only I had thought of doing that first

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