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Forum topic by spunwood posted 09-21-2011 03:31 AM 1012 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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spunwood

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09-21-2011 03:31 AM

A friend has set me to work on a plaque to hang two swords and these colored orbs called materia from Final Fantasy 7.

I am concerned about the strength of the wood bracket. It will be a biscuit joint with oak. Any thoughts about the design or grain direction in the image?

Thanks for your help.

Brandon

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν


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#1 posted 09-21-2011 03:33 AM

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#2 posted 09-21-2011 03:34 AM

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#3 posted 09-21-2011 01:52 PM

Design in a “French Cleat” instead of the biscuit.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 09-21-2011 03:21 PM

The plaque I made for my daughter I screwed and glued the brackets on. I ran the screws through the back side so you couldn’t see them.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#5 posted 09-22-2011 05:03 AM

i wish i could help; i don’t understand!

-- christine

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#6 posted 09-22-2011 07:33 AM

Man, that is one wild sword!! what is it for?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 09-22-2011 11:28 AM

Thanks for the input folks!

I have no idea Topomax…maybe opening sardine cans?

I rethought it yester day and will use something like this bracket with screws…just like Gregn suggested:

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#8 posted 09-25-2011 11:58 PM

im not gonna laugh, but seriously your friend wants to display a final fantasy sword with materia? how old is your friend? does he think when he has girls over that this is going to help him get laid?

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#9 posted 09-26-2011 12:33 AM

Tell him to put two mastered “fire” materia and one crystal of the holy realm on it and it should be well protected…

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