Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Cutting glass, part of Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs.
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We are back from Quartz Mountain and the mat cutter has returned to its natural environment here in my shop.…One of the things you will notice about this table is it's at a much better working height…than the situation we had out at the Quartz Mountain.…You can see it's about waist high.…I can reach forward and backward without really putting any kind of strain on my back.…The one thing I wanted to do since it had been transported, and we'd taken it apart,…I got my carpenter square out and double-checked to make sure that the alignment was perfect.…So we get exact 90 degrees on our cuts, and that is good.…
So we are done with the carpenter square. And what we are going to do with the mat cutter…now is use it as a guide for cutting glass.…With that in mind, we don't need either of the blades on the cutter itself.…So I am just going to slide those out of the way and then we won't need this production stop either.…So I am just going to loosen it and remove it and set it aside, and then I'll grab a…scrap of matboard to put underneath here to help me see the glass more clearly.…
The course begins with an overview of framing concepts, terms, and tools and then shows how to choose and work with the various components of a framed print: matboard, frame, glazing, wire hangers, and more. The course also examines the issues and creative options behind hanging an exhibit, whether in a gallery or in a home.
- Conversing with a framer
- Selecting a mat and a frame
- Deciding on window size
- Using a handheld or production mat cutter
- Mounting art
- Cutting glass
- Assembling frames
- Hanging photographs in groups
- Hanging photographs on different surfaces