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holding a combat belt into frame

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by kwikpictureframing, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. kwikpictureframing

    kwikpictureframing Grumbler in Training

    hi how do I hold this belt into this 2inch deep frame firmly? Please advise
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  2. Gilder

    Gilder MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    You could try fish line.
     
  3. Lafontsee

    Lafontsee CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    It looks super heavy, but rigid. You might want to look at using piano wire and heat-shrink tubing to make formed rod mounts. Do a search on the forums and you'll find more info.

    James
     
  4. kwikpictureframing

    kwikpictureframing Grumbler in Training

    send me a picture on how to do it please, Yes its quite heavy
     
  5. Lafontsee

    Lafontsee CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

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  6. kwikpictureframing

    kwikpictureframing Grumbler in Training

    thanks do you have link? where I can buy this book from? also The heat-shrink tubing how can I use this to deal with this job in hand? please thanks
     
  7. Jim Miller

    Jim Miller SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    (Shameless plug alert) You can buy The Complete Guide to Shadowboxes and Framing Objects from the PPFA and PFM Bookstores, and there will be a supply available at WCAF-Expo in Las Vegas next month. But wait...You're in the UK, right? There is at least one framing supplier selling this book in the UK. Perhaps it is Lion, but not sure.

    Your post on the UK Framer's Forum included another picture showing the front of the belt, which was revealing. In that thread, I liked Jerome Fieg's suggestion to bend an acrylic holder, something like a transparent, full-length J-hook. The back part of the fastened belt (as seen in your photo above) could nest in the acrylic holder, and could be simply lifted out.

    Formed rods could also be used for this project. You would need at least five or six of them; maybe one above and below the belt at both ends, plus one or two under the center section. If you use moderately-strong, spring-steel piano wire, such as .037" diameter, the mounts could be flexed enough to remove and replace the belt in the mounts. I would cover each mount with matte-black shrink tubing, as usual, and if appropriate, paint the mounts using acrylic airbrush color mixed-to-match.

    Clear polyester film (Mylar-D) straps could be used, too, but removing/replacing the belt would be more difficult.

    For what it's worth, I would probably construct a Slider frame for this job - the outer frame simply slides over the inner frame, which should have at least 1-1/2" deep rabbet. The outer frame rests on the top rail of the inner frame; no hardware needed. This and other open/close frame designs are in the book.
     
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  8. kwikpictureframing

    kwikpictureframing Grumbler in Training

    great thanks for your help guys
     
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