I'm not new to woodworking, but have not done a lot of picture frames. I
can construct a frame with tight angles and all that, but I have problem
when I need to secure the glass, picture and backing to the frame. I have a
few expensive tools from Rockler: a Squeeze tool that puts point into the
frams and a "point driver" that bangs them in. They work great until it
comes to the addition of a glass front.
If I'm using oak, cherry or maple (which are hard), the hand squuze tool
often slips when driving the point, causing a shock which breaks the glass.
If I use the point-driver tool, a "bang" is part of the way the tool works,
which also breaks the glass. I can't find clips, as yet, for doing this and
it's driving me nuts. I'm not a professional framer and don't feel like
taking a course, but wondering if anyone out there has any ideas...?