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1.75" military coin mounting and knife?

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by Trish, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. Trish

    Trish Grumbler

    I have several 1-3/4" military coins to mount in a customer purchased shadow box. replacing felt with a Cresent Blue Suede mat. Currently planning the clear plastic coin mounts. Would Silicon be a better option - customer thought so, if yes what is best product for this. Case will be traveling by car thousand miles.
    Military Knife mount. Fishing line vs plastic mount?

    Thanks for advice
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  2. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    Ever tried a mylar spider-mount? This thread has a reference to it, and it works well. How deep is your customer's readymade frame? Does it have plenty of room?
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  3. Joe B

    Joe B SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I have use Tulle several time with coins - any fabric shop carries it, you can't see it from over 12" away, it is easy to work with, you can get a color that will be a close match to the coins, and you can cut it easily with a scissors. I just drill a small hole directly behind the coin and insert the Tulle through, pull the Tulle tight and glue and tape in place.
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  4. Pat Murphey

    Pat Murphey SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Sometimes it's easier to just cut a circular reverse bevel, very slightly smaller than the coin and sink mount it held with friction.
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  5. Trish

    Trish Grumbler

  6. Trish

    Trish Grumbler

    Yes 2.25" - Im mounting to a suede mat in a shadow box format, the military box has a hard backing that screws on. I'm not seeing the reference where I could purchase the mylar. Thanks!!!
  7. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    Mylar-D or Melinex 516. Mentioned in post #2 of this other thread, which you might also find of interest. Mylar-D or Melinex 516 http://thegrumble.com/index.php?threads/comic-books.83226/#post-1073121

    And a supplier, (Talas might also carry it): https://www.gaylord.com/search?text=melinex

    While we're here, if you don't yet have them Jim Miller's books are a great resource. Mounting Objects With Clear Film, and The Complete Guide to Shadowboxes and Framing Objects.

    If you ever have a 2-sided coin, Pat's reverse bevel cut idea is especially useful, for a double-sided 'sandwich' mat, with a coin filling. That's my description. The experts might have a fancier name for it. :)
  8. Trish

    Trish Grumbler

    Thank you very much!. Yes i have Jims book, now to bring it to the shop. Grumble is a great resource too. Thanks for the help. Ive used mightly mounts before but these coins are heavy.
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  9. tedh

    tedh PFG, Picture Framing God

    Go back to Pat's answer. Reverse-bevel windows are very easy to cut, if you have a CMC, and if not, find a competitor with one. Friction fit, no effort at all. This method is an incredible time-saver.
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  10. Jim Miller

    Jim Miller SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Yes, the friction-fit method works...most of the time. However, if the coins are very heavy and the frame suffers an impact, sometimes they can fall out of their holes. (Don't ask how I know that.)

    Also, Matboard, being hygroscopic, expands & contracts with changes of temperature and humidity. That's not usually an issue if the frame is properly closed and kept in climate-controlled conditions, but rapid/radical ambient changes could possibly cause the holes to enlarge and the friction-fit to loosen.

    In any case, I still favor secure, mechanical attachments designed to withstand as many anticipated hazards a possible.
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