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mounting metal objects in frame?!?!?

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by Chris Jacob, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Chris Jacob

    Chris Jacob Grumbler

    Hello, just got a new type of job in my shop and I'm trying to figure out the best way to mount. I have about 25 vintage metal medical tools...all about the weight of a standard sized pair of pliers...and solid metal. Looking for some suggestions as how to properly arrange and mount these all in two separate frames. I was thinking about just using plastic coated wire to poke holes and mount them through the back of a foam core or something similar....but a few of them are straight and smooth and could slide through the loops possibly. Any insights or advice would be appreciated!! Thank you!!
     

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  2. Dave

    Dave SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I just did a number of similar shadowboxes with orthopedic implant hardware for a retiring surgeon. I used the pull tie wraps from AttachEZ and also used some of the Liquid ATG (ATG Turbo) from Frame Specialties where necessary. The customer gave me permission to use the adhesive since they were stainless steel and no damage would be done to them.

    Customer was thrilled... sorry no pics.
     
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  3. Chris Jacob

    Chris Jacob Grumbler

    thank you!!
     
  4. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Mylar (Melinex) straps.
    :cool: Rick
     
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  5. prospero

    prospero SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    How about straps/ties combined with a rare earth magnet(s) behind the mounting board
    on the slippery ones?
     
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  6. CB Art & Framing

    CB Art & Framing SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Jewelry type wire from art supply store.
     
  7. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    This was a job that we did not long ago.
    Knives, swords and bayonets in framed boxes for a man cave in an amazing house.
    This house has a full sized elevator going from the kitchen down to the Man Cave, wine tasting room, cigar smoking area and the full sized movie theatre.
    The elevator also goes upstairs to the second story.

    We made custom hooks and we used fabric wrapped mounts that we made with embedded magnets.
    The customer wanted to be able to open the framed boxes and remove and handle the objects.

    With all of the EXTRA work that we did on this, I really wonder how often, if ever, the knives are removed.o_O
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  8. Pat Kotnour

    Pat Kotnour SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I would use EZ-Tach. It works great for things like tools. All of these compasses were attached with them. I wouldn't use any kind of adhesive on them. The EZ-Tach holds them very well and does no harm.
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  9. Dave

    Dave SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Where I used glue on the orthopedic surgeons implants were to hold small parts in place which had no set screws and easily would fall off the rods. There would be no possible way to anchor them any other way and the customer gave her permission. The EZ-Tach worked wonderfully to hold the rods in place.
     
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