Captain America!

neilframer

PFG, Picture Framing God
O.K. Here is the Captain America Shield.
31" x 31" finished size.
The Shadow Box frame was created from 2 Larson Angus profiles, one for the face and the other cut sideways for the depth of the sides.
The Angus leather moulding is not easy to work with, you need good saw blades (Quinn).;)
You can't sand the leather.
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Shield on linen back.
Frames attached together and sides filled for linen wrapped side panels.
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Engraved plexi lower brackets lined with red fabric and attached.
We created the sliding top bracket in the shop.
The customer wants to be able to remove the shield.
You slide the top bracket up to remove and slide it down to hold the shield and prevent forward tipping.
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I made an angled linen covered bracket for the plate at the bottom..
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Ready for Crime Fighting..:D
(the darker areas near the top and bottom are just the shadows from the frame which was photographed laying on the table).
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The customer picked it up yesterday, along with a Green Lantern poster with a hand painted mat bevel and a Star Trek poster.
He came with an open bed pick-up :eek:, which was a little scary for the bagged shield piece, so we loaned him some heavy moving blankets for transport.
 
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neilframer

PFG, Picture Framing God
Very cool.
You're a brave man using Angus for this application.
What are the "brackets" holding side panels in?
The side panels and fabric wrapped side pieces are all glued and taped in with 969 tape, no brackets.

The brackets that you see poking out from under the Gator side panels, which were notched at the bottom to make room for the brackets, are actually the angle brackets holding the inner and outer frames together, 3 per side.
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tedh

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
Spectacular! If I lived in your town, you'd be my framer.
 

Andrew Lenz Jr.

MGF, Master Grumble Framer
Very nicely done. Looks good.

The rest is pretty standard fare, but I'd like to know more about the acrylic brackets. Did you fabricate them? And how did you attach the fabric to the brackets? Spray adhesive? Double-stick fabric tape? What's the scoop on the engraving on them?

Thanks,
Andrew
 

neilframer

PFG, Picture Framing God
Very nicely done. Looks good.

The rest is pretty standard fare, but I'd like to know more about the acrylic brackets. Did you fabricate them? And how did you attach the fabric to the brackets? Spray adhesive? Double-stick fabric tape? What's the scoop on the engraving on them?

Thanks,
Andrew
The 2 engraved bottom brackets and the name plate came with the shield.
We made the top sliding bracket to make the shield removable.
We put the fabric into the brackets to prevent any scratching of the shield.
The fabric was actually peeled off of a red linen mat that we had in stock and the pieces were stuck back to back so both sides were red and stuck to the brackets with 969 tape.
 

Andrew Lenz Jr.

MGF, Master Grumble Framer
Thanks, Neil. When we need to bend acrylic, we usually just use a heat gun, though I know there are fancy acrylic bending equipment out there. How did you do yours?

Andrew
 

neilframer

PFG, Picture Framing God
Thanks, Neil. When we need to bend acrylic, we usually just use a heat gun, though I know there are fancy acrylic bending equipment out there. How did you do yours?

Andrew
A heat gun can work, I've even bent a small bracket over the gas stove burner at home.:eek:
We cut a strip of plexi on the wall cutter and used the miter sander to round the end that would be on the front.
We used a table saw to cut the slot in the plexi strip.
On this one we carefully used a small propane torch to bend the shaped end and if used carefully, it will also flame polish the edges.
 

Andrew Lenz Jr.

MGF, Master Grumble Framer
Thanks, Neil.
 
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