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Forum topic by Gibsonman posted 03-31-2014 03:30 PM 490 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gibsonman

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03-31-2014 03:30 PM

My wife is wanting a 4 fold picture screen to display some of the family photos. She wants to use 8 by 10 pictures in this screen. Does anyone have any design ideas for this? My wife is very particular but i figured i could show her some ideas and see what she likes. There was one i found on the project page but i forgot how i searched it. Thanks for any help.


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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 04-13-2014 03:35 AM

Have you accumulated any ideas for the frames?

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Lee Barker

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#2 posted 04-13-2014 03:25 PM

The only challenge is the hardware.

Lee Valley, and others, have them.

Google “screen hinges”.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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oldnovice

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#3 posted 04-13-2014 09:40 PM

I have used these barrel hinges similar to these

available from Rocker and other suppliers. There are several different sizes available and the number you use on one edge depends on the weight of the “doors”!

I made a three fold 5”X7” frame along time ago using two per edge.

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Yonak

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#4 posted 04-14-2014 02:12 AM

..or you could make your own hinges :

-- Practicing unfamiliar techniques on scrap before committing to the real piece leads to safe and reliable results.

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oldnovice

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#5 posted 04-14-2014 07:43 AM

Yonak, that is really imaginative! I like those hinges!

It appears that there is no rotational limit until you reach the other frame, is that true?

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Yonak

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#6 posted 04-14-2014 12:51 PM

True. It can fold up for storage or to conserve space.

-- Practicing unfamiliar techniques on scrap before committing to the real piece leads to safe and reliable results.

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Gibsonman

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#7 posted 04-15-2014 01:21 PM

Thanks for the ideas guys. My wife came up with a design she wanted and i started building on it last week. I’m using half lap joints to attach the vertical and horizontal pieces. The first screen didn’t turn out as well as i had hoped because i didn’t check if the boards were planed to the same thickness. They were not. So now i have a lot of sanding to do to even up my joints. I guess you live and learn.

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