well aint that just the cutest thing everThis is a detail biscuit joiner, no longer available, but see below for an ebay offer. It's perfect for joining frames. Sears online still carries the R3 mini biscuits. I joined a 6 foot by 9 foot frame for a customer in their living room using them. Fast setting Maxim glue allows you to hold each corner manually until setting, if you can figure out a strap clamp set up.
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Almost exactly as I did in my previous post about a job from 1980 at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver.Vices, Cornerweld wood glue, 23guauge nail pinner (portable air compressor) or drill with brad nails & drill.
I still use vices & nails for odd shaped or shadow box mouldingsAlmost exactly as I did in my previous post about a job from 1980 at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver.
I used the vises, Cornerweld, a drill and finishing nails instead of a nail gun and compressor.
I was joining all frames this way from 1969 in Chicago until about 1992 in Phoenix.
No need to go out and buy more equipment to join 2 frames.
We didn't have CMCs and we didn't have vnailers and we didn't even have Fletcher wall cutters back then.
At our shop now we have A CMC, multiple wall cutters, 2 heat vacuum presses, cold mount roller presses, a Laser cutter, 2 vnailers, 4 saws, a new large printer, 5 computers, etc. etc.....
Times have changed but the basics of framing are still there.
What is Hoffman'd frame?Floaters are most often used on canvases. Therefore the canvas could be brought in a roll, keyed stretchers knocked down.
Next thing you need (as I already said!) is a Hoffmann'd frame!!