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by daveym
Thu 01 Aug, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: foamboard for spacers in deep box frame
Replies: 15
Views: 918

Re: foamboard for spacers in deep box frame

Sorry to bump this post backup but I havn't been on here for a while and wanted to thank all for your replies. i've attempted numerous times what has been recommended whereby I've cut 2cm wide foam spacers then on top of this have 400gsm white card. I've tried this 2 ways whereby I've stuck the card...
by daveym
Mon 08 Jul, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cleaning plastic acrylic fronts
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Cleaning plastic acrylic fronts

Is there any method of cleaning the acrylic glass type sheets within a frame? Once I remove the protective coating it almost instantly attracts dust and debris that I find impossible to clear more so once the panel has been inserted into the frame. I'm not sure if there are mini sticky rollers small...
by daveym
Sun 16 Jun, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Keyhole bracket hanger
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Keyhole bracket hanger

I made a recent post about methods of hanging a cheap deep box frame but using the backing board as opposed to a hanging feature on the actual outer frame. The frame in question turns to mush when attempting to screw anything into it so wanted something for a backing board but had some depth to it s...
by daveym
Sun 16 Jun, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: foamboard for spacers in deep box frame
Replies: 15
Views: 918

Re: foamboard for spacers in deep box frame

Is atg tape the best to use for applying foamboard to inside of frame or will any good double sided tape work. I don't have an atg tape gun and don't really want to purchase one just yet so can I still use the tape without gun or is it only made to work with the gun?
by daveym
Sun 16 Jun, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: foamboard for spacers in deep box frame
Replies: 15
Views: 918

Re: foamboard for spacers in deep box frame

Thank you all for your replies. Sorry i dont know how to highlight a particular reply in this post but with regards to using the keencut ruler you mention that you face the foam with mountboard. Does this mean you just stick mount board to surface of foam with for example double sided tape then cut ...
by daveym
Sun 16 Jun, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: deep box clock frame - help needed please
Replies: 0
Views: 382

deep box clock frame - help needed please

I'm currently making a prototype deep box clock frame. There are tabs within the frame that can be seen and would need to be removed as originally this was a 25mm deep box frame but I'm reducing the depth by 5mm to accomodate the clock movement part into the backing board. In a previous post recentl...
by daveym
Sun 16 Jun, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: foamboard for spacers in deep box frame
Replies: 15
Views: 918

foamboard for spacers in deep box frame

I was previously informed on here that an alternative option for econospacers in a deep box frame would be foamboard. I've looked at a a previous post some years ago where someone asked a similar question but just wanted to know a few details that were not mentioned. I require 5mm thick and 20mm wid...
by daveym
Wed 12 Jun, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Best protective felt to use
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Best protective felt to use

Sorry for a slightly off topic question but can anyone direct me to the best types of adhesive backed thin felt to use as a protective backing or as a protective base. The ones ive come across on Amazon all appear the same with different pictures but these appear to be more of an adhesive craft felt...
by daveym
Sun 25 Nov, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: A4 metallic gold inkjet printer paper & optically clear film
Replies: 2
Views: 320

A4 metallic gold inkjet printer paper & optically clear film

Hi everyone, I'm looking for a good quality metallic gold or just anything that resembles a shiney high quality gold finish on A4 that can run through an inkjet durabrite printer. Additionally, and more importantly, I'm wondering if there are any A4 printable sheets of optically clear film that can ...
by daveym
Tue 06 Nov, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: help with framing a relatively heavy plaster of paris object
Replies: 10
Views: 884

Re: help with framing a relatively heavy plaster of paris ob

many thanks for the useful info there.I do understand but sayi bought the 16mm depth would I press this into the caste with the bolt level with the back of the cast and allow the screw to penetrate further into the caste or is the screw supposed to be level with the bolt and don't penetrate to farin...
by daveym
Tue 06 Nov, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: help with framing a relatively heavy plaster of paris object
Replies: 10
Views: 884

Re: help with framing a relatively heavy plaster of paris ob

I'm not sure what you mean by threaded studs ito the cast? Yes I'm casting these myself but I've looked at studs and cannot see anything suitable. the thickest depthin some places of the circualr cast is approx 2cm whilst some areas are only cm so there is little depth to use a stud or the ones I ca...
by daveym
Mon 05 Nov, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: help with framing a relatively heavy plaster of paris object
Replies: 10
Views: 884

Re: help with framing a relatively heavy plaster of paris ob

i think the 3mm backingboard on the frame would be strong enough to hold the plaster object. I did read a very old post on here about using a silicone foam on plaster. I wanted to have a patterned backing card behind the plaster but this certainly wouldn't be strong enough to hold the plaster object...
by daveym
Mon 05 Nov, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: help with framing a relatively heavy plaster of paris object
Replies: 10
Views: 884

help with framing a relatively heavy plaster of paris object

As some of you are aware, I tend to use the Ikea Ribba frames as I'm not a frame maker just designer whom makes decorative objects and prints so for me the Ribba frames work out cost effective for the end price I sell alot of frames for. The current frames used measure 25cm x 25cm external and 23cm ...
by daveym
Mon 15 Oct, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: methods to hang this type of frame to sit flush on wall?
Replies: 15
Views: 1670

Re: methods to hang this type of frame to sit flush on wall?

thanks to you all for your advice to far. I was going to go ahead and purchase the upside down keyhole plates today but Dave J mentioned the back could turn to mush so I did some testing over the weekend using certain screws and the frame does turn to mush with minimal screw inserted. It's a very po...
by daveym
Fri 12 Oct, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: best methods of removing dust from glass
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Re: best methods of removing dust from glass

thanks for the replies. I actually have the glass made to size by a supplier to fit these frames, I don't use the perspex that comes with the Ikea frames as its too flimsy and agree it attracts the dust pretty badly. I used to have a vinyl record brush and it just made me wonder if it was worth purc...
by daveym
Thu 11 Oct, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: methods to hang this type of frame to sit flush on wall?
Replies: 15
Views: 1670

Re: methods to hang this type of frame to sit flush on wall?

Thanks everyone and also thank you David for pointing out about the upside down version as I would have never have known this. I am struggling to find alternative sellers of these as opposed to using Lions as if I purchase a pack of 100 and screws, it won't go over the £50.00 spend mark so wondered ...
by daveym
Mon 08 Oct, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: best methods of removing dust from glass
Replies: 5
Views: 795

best methods of removing dust from glass

I'm making Deep box frames and using rigid tabs to prevent the frame being opened but having a hard time with dust & debris left on the glass. The frame includes a small resin figurine held in place close to the glass front and when I think i've got the glass as clean as possible and about to seal t...
by daveym
Mon 08 Oct, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: methods to hang this type of frame to sit flush on wall?
Replies: 15
Views: 1670

Re: methods to hang this type of frame to sit flush on wall?

thank you both for your replies. I'm interested in the Keyhole plates as per the Lions website but just wondered if these are supplied with the nails or screws to hold the plates in place on the moulding? When reading the lions description it mentions supplied with 2 matching round head screws but I...
by daveym
Sun 07 Oct, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: methods to hang this type of frame to sit flush on wall?
Replies: 15
Views: 1670

methods to hang this type of frame to sit flush on wall?

Im working on a framed wall clock made within a deep box frame. I've included 2 x images of the back of the frame. The clock part lies flush in line with the back board and mould and I was wanting it to sit as flush to a wall as possible. The clock part has a hanging feature on it but these are made...
by daveym
Fri 28 Sep, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: straight cutter for foamboard...Logan 701
Replies: 4
Views: 621

straight cutter for foamboard...Logan 701

I've been using the logan straight cutter model 701 alongside the foamwerks W3001 metal ruler and have been getting mixed results when cutting 5mm foamboard. I've been trying to cut thin strips of approx 17mm wide and 25cm length to use on the internal parts of frame to create a shadow box frame. I ...