Picture Framing with Diamond Points

Picture Framing with Diamond Points


I have the original nails here but I’m going
to replace them with a much more modern and much more convenient solution. Which are these
little fellows right here. I call them stars because they’re kind of star shaped.
We’re going to use these little staples that are driven in by this interesting little
driver right here. You just get in behind them like that and you push them in …
That’s what the staple looks like. As you can see its got raised edges for pushing on.
The tool is this thing right here it’s made by the Fletcher company again and all you
do is you get… you load one in like that. And you want to be very careful not to push
down at all because you’re going to shatter the glass. Of course you need to only be pushing
parallel to the glass into the wood, not down on the glass at all.
I’m going to try and centre it and then slide it on in like that. Very careful not
to push down – only to push across. And there it is.
OK as usual my product is by 3M and it is Durapore fabric tape. So just attach that
along like that. Like that and then bring it in, make a nice dust cover while still
preserving the look of the original picture frame maker.
And then trim the corner on an angle.

Dereck Turner

9 thoughts on “Picture Framing with Diamond Points

  1. Scarlet Wentway says:

    thanks, I searched for ages to find a demo like this.

  2. ynpgal says:

    Yay!  Thanks so much for this demo!  I found this tool in our art school wood shop and now I know how I will finish up a framing job!  

  3. Repairs101 says:

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  4. Repairs101 says:

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  5. Andy Robertson says:

    Excellent tutorial.  A million thanks 🙂

  6. Robert R says:

    I just tried using a hammer and screwdriver to install these. It was one heck of a good time, let me tell you!!  Thirty minutes of frustration and pitiful results.

  7. Jennifer Stevens says:

    This was a big help and saved me a lot of searching!

  8. Lisa Miller says:

    I just ordered the Pushmate online. I saw another video showing how install points with a screwdriver and a hammer. Looks like you could do it safely if it was something you did all day, but I wouldn't take the chance. As usual, it was an ehow video, so it was fairly useless.

    Thanks for this well-made and simple tutorial.

  9. Mary Shevlin says:

    Those are glazing points and are useless for hardwoods.

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