Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a band clamp for assembly, part of Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs.
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When assembling very large frames, a few other considerations come to mind.…One is the pressure plate of the Underpinner is not going to work as effectively because…of the depth of the molding. You can see the large gap I have here as compared to what…I have when I pull the frame into this position. There is what I consider a proper gap.…So we need to use something to fill in that space.…I have already pinned together the two L sections as you saw on the previous movie, and what…we're going to do now is just assemble the final two corners.…
So to protect the frame, I'm going to slide this piece of cloth in, and then I have just…got this plywood corner that I'm going to use as a spacer, and I'll slide that in.…The other thing you may notice is I have got this table that the molding is resting on.…In the smaller frame that we put together earlier I was able to stand back and keep…it directly in front of me. It was very easy to manage.…What happens when you get to these larger frames is the weight of the legs is fighting…
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