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Old 01-29-10, 06:52 AM
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I'm framing some prints in open-back frames. I've mounted the prints on foam core, but i can't figure out how to secure them into the frames. I've seen a tool online called a point driver that must be what professionals use, but I can't justify buying one. Any other method?
 
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Old 01-29-10, 08:13 PM
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You don't need a fancy point driver. Buy the glazing points, lay the frame face down, and push them in with a screw driver or 5-n-1 tool.
 
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Old 01-30-10, 06:45 AM
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I've got good instincts; I already bought 'em! But how do they go in?
When I lay them flat on the foamcore, I assume the little 90 degree tabs go down, not up, but then there's no room to get the point in.
https://www.hardwareworld.com/files/pi/mR/X/TVE3.jpg
 
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When you set them down on your foam core the little tabs point up. The tabs just keep you from pushing the point in too far.
 
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Old 02-10-10, 05:46 AM
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Just wanted to say thanks for the detailed tip. Those little tabs, pointing up, are what I banged against to get them in (I used a pry bar but a chisel would've worked better, if I could have found one of mine!)

A bit of downward pressure on them while hammering into the side of the frame made for a nice tight mounting. Thanks again.
 
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