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Surgical tools

Discussion in 'Picture Frame Design' started by simplymatted, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. simplymatted

    simplymatted SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    A customer of mine just gave me a box of these stainless steel surgical tools. He is a machinist and actually makes some of these. So, what do you think, would these make a cool shadow box or just creepy? Im thinking an interesting conversation piece. Some of these Hannibal probably owns.

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  2. Bob Doyle

    Bob Doyle SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Gonna use an old Operation Gameboard as the backdrop?
  3. simplymatted

    simplymatted SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Now thats funny. love that idea
  4. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

    How about with a nice Steampunk Frame?

  5. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Those are cool but, even if not an Operation game, I think they do need some graphic element (photo, printed background,etc.) to explain what they are. Otherwise they seem pretty generic for the most part.
    :cool: Rick

    Maybe you could get ahold of a photo of a surgical team at work, or a portrait of a surgeon with a mask on, etc. and cover the mat/backing in that blue fabric used to make surgical gowns.
  6. Bob Doyle

    Bob Doyle SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Or an xray.
    A PT in my area had a replacement knee joint that he uses to show people what the socket they had implanted looks like ad how the stretches help. I am sure that there are some available in your area, from a med supply house or ask a PT or your Dr. They may have some other props and learning aids kicking around that you could include in the shadow box.

    Or go to the grocery meat department and see if they have any big bones kicking around.... (too soon?)
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  7. simplymatted

    simplymatted SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    See, this why I posted this on the Grumble. Great idea too. THANK YOU all for the ideas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  8. FramerInTraining

    FramerInTraining MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    These will definitely make for a cool shadow box.
  9. Jeff Rodier

    Jeff Rodier SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Upon seeing the photo of the tools they were not as interesting as I had thought they would be for a shadow box display. I did immediately think they would make a great set of framing tools for executing cool jobs like shadow boxes and other unique projects.

    Just goes to show you how a framer's mind works.
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  10. simplymatted

    simplymatted SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Ill be keeping a few of them for that. Great minds think alike.

    MATTHEW HALE CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    cool and creepy are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
  12. Justan2

    Justan2 Guest

    That would make an awesome .sig line! Ha Ha
  13. Steve Collins

    Steve Collins SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Maybe a remake of Edward Scissorhands?

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  14. DVieau2

    DVieau2 PFG, Picture Framing God

  15. prospero

    prospero SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Just looking at the photo again and it struck me that a lot of them would be very handy
    to have about the framing workshop. :cool:
  16. simplymatted

    simplymatted SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    yeah, some Ill be keeping, just pretty cool items.
  17. Philliam Phulgor

    Philliam Phulgor CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    I'm frequently late to the party.
    Right now I've got some very boring fitting to do on 20 black 11 x 14 ready-mades (the customer's, of course), AND I DON'T WANNA! WAAAHHHHHHHH.
    So I'm perusing the Historical Grumble "Picture Frame Design" Hall of Fame and came across this one with the surgical tools and my mind wandered off into strange design idea land..................

    Looking at the tools, dread and trepanation overcame me. (if you don't know what Trepanning is, now would be a good time to Google the word)

    Many neat ideas were offered and I wonder what you did; I might have overlooked another post of your finished creation but those tools could be arranged in a PC manner, I suppose, but dare to venture.

    Designs popped into my head, such as using a dentist print behind, maybe getting cool and creepy with Norman Rockwell or other modern Frankenstein surgical treatments...............
    [​IMG] or
    and can't resist: trepanning;

    .....this is not creepy, it's Anatomy"


    .......................... back to work, Phulgor, back to work.....................
  18. Grey Owl

    Grey Owl SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Some good surgical tools to have in your frame shop is surgical knives. They are similar to X-Acto knives, but less expensive. 100 blades are around $10.00 ti 12.00 including freight and a holder. And they are sterile, so if you cut yourself you don't need to worry about an infection.
  19. Dirk

    Dirk CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    A new surgical procedure for the political class: The rectocraniectomy.
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  20. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    The title of this print should be, "D'Oh!"
    :cool: Rick
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