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Forum topic by depictureboy posted 11-04-2009 08:11 PM 1142 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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depictureboy

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11-04-2009 08:11 PM

I am making a shadobox display case. The back sits in a rabbet in the frame. I need to find some of those dohickeys they use on the back of pictureframes to help keep the back in place but then allow the person to open it up if they want to change some things.

I have the backpiece flush with the back of the sides, so I need something that lays flush…it would also need to use small screws as I only have 3/8ths worth of wood to work with…

Thanks for any ideas…

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.


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lew

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#1 posted 11-04-2009 08:22 PM

How about these:

http://www.rockler.com/search_results.cfm?filter=turn+button

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 11-04-2009 08:26 PM

It sounds like you are wanting a point driver. They are not cheap but, if you are going to do any framing at all, they are worth the money.

You can also use brad nails and needle nose pliers but the push points are easier and hold better.

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#3 posted 11-04-2009 08:29 PM

Try woodworkers Supply

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 11-04-2009 08:34 PM

Hobby/craft store has those things

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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depictureboy

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#5 posted 11-04-2009 09:06 PM

Lew that is exactly what I was looking for THANKS!!!!!!

Scott…those wont work for me because the back is flush together(the back may even be a little proud of the sides)

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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#6 posted 11-05-2009 02:48 AM

I couldn’t remember what they were called, either! But I had a whole bag of them in the shop. Bought them to hold the backs on a bunch of triangular flag cases. Hope you post the display case when it’s finished.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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depictureboy

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#7 posted 11-05-2009 06:47 PM

I will, but it will be after xmas since my mom follows my blog…hehe

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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#8 posted 11-05-2009 08:03 PM

John, try Michaels they should have a variety of sizes and will be alot cheaper than a woodworkers supply store.
They have an entire picture frame department. I have even bought frame material from mine to make my own frames.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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depictureboy

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#9 posted 11-05-2009 08:49 PM

Michaels was the first place I looked. The lady in the Framing department had no idea what I was talking about, and when I showed her she promptly told me they do not carry those type of items…<sigh>

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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#10 posted 11-06-2009 12:02 AM

Doesn’t it amaze you that woodworkers always seem to know what a dohickey is, whatever your personal application?

-- http://shepherdtoolandsupply.com/

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