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Platform Mounting

Post by Jim Miller » Mon 01 Feb, 2021 8:50 pm

In another thread the subject of Platform Mounting came up, and it seems that some framers are not yet acquainted with this technique. I developed this method some years ago to use with my CMC, to make fast, low-cost, low-profile, non-adhesive, reversible attachments for documents, letters, photos, posters, and the like. Here are some images...
Photo-Install Document-LoRes.jpg
Photo-Assemble Platform-LoRes.jpg
Instructions-Diploma Frame 2017.pdf
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Drawing-PLATFORM PROFILE 4-24-15.pdf
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Drawing-Platform Mount Page 4-24-15.pdf
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Re: Platform Mounting

Post by JonathanB » Tue 02 Feb, 2021 12:45 pm

Jim -
Thank you very much for sparing the time to share this - very much appreciated.
Best wishes
Jonathan
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Re: Platform Mounting

Post by Justintime » Tue 02 Feb, 2021 12:50 pm

Likewise, thanks Jim.
Something to practice in Lockdown is very much appreciated!
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Re: Platform Mounting

Post by Steve N » Tue 02 Feb, 2021 1:38 pm

I started framing over 30 years ago, I must have used this method for around 25 years now, very good for certain types of work
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Re: Platform Mounting

Post by Stephen Finney » Sun 07 Feb, 2021 3:31 pm

Take a look at Jim’s new book....”complete Guide to Direct Contact Overlays”. There’s lots of interesting stuff in it!

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Re: Platform Mounting

Post by baughen » Mon 08 Feb, 2021 10:33 am

The only place that I could find a hit for this book in the UK is with Lion Pictures - but they are out of stock. Anyone know of any other supplies?

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Re: Platform Mounting

Post by Justintime » Mon 08 Feb, 2021 11:14 am

It's available as a pdf download on the line, from Jim Miller etc

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Re: Platform Mounting

Post by baughen » Wed 10 Feb, 2021 9:52 am

Thanks Justin. Downloaded. For info for UK readers it works out at less than 15UKP.

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Re: Platform Mounting

Post by Not your average framer » Wed 10 Feb, 2021 1:46 pm

I regularly use platform mounts and also sink mounts. They are nt always the fastest ways of doing things, but with practice you can become reasonably quick at producing then. They are very helpful, when it comes to providing straight forward solutions to less straight forward framing jobs. I am a framer who likes to frame things to a bit of a formula and have a range of standard ways of doing things. I like to know how I am going to deal with each job pertty much as soon as I see it. The advantage of using a certain standard range of ways of doing things, is that you already know what's involved and what to charge the customer.

It is a technique which ticks a lot of the right boxes for me. I cut two pieces of mountboard to size together at the same time, One becomes the window mount and the other becomes the rear mount, which formed the platform part of the mount. I cut two different sizes of appature, in one visit to the mount cutter. As always, quick, simple and easy. It's not a big deal. The rear piece of mount board is a golden opportunity to use a left over scrap of mount board and it's an opportunity to turn scrap mount board back in to money. I often do all this, before putting the job away in the rack, ready for completion.

The glass and the backing board is often cut at the same time, especially if there are suitable sized left over scraps on hand. The rest of the job is an easy and straight forward job now. I like everything in the workshop to flow really smoothly and the use of a system and standard ways of doing things is the key to being able to do this.

A really great and very useful technique.
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Re: Platform Mounting

Post by Not your average framer » Wed 10 Feb, 2021 7:04 pm

In case anyone is wondering a sink mount is where you display a larger item sunk into a thicker pile of bits of mountboard, with a window mount at the front face to retain the item being framed in place. the stack of mountboard is usually made up of cut to size strips of mount board assembled around the item being framed and glued together to form a solid block of mount board layers, with alternate layer interleaved at the corners of the sink mount.

It is of course intended to provide a sliding fit to easily extract the item from within the sink mount, if this should be required at a later point in time. Again this is another opportunity to use up left over scraps of mount board and to get paid for these bits as well.
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