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    You might consider making these of Tyvek, which...

    You might consider making these of Tyvek, which can be sewn to create an open-backed "box" shape, as shown in the photo below. This would allow you to easily lift a corner while it's on the rack to...
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    Those are really nice, Nick. The Vivek will hold...

    Those are really nice, Nick. The Vivek will hold the bend without heating? I'll have to try that. --Jim
  3. Exhibition Project Manager, MOCA Cleveland

    Exhibition Project Manager, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland Reporting to the Senior Curator, the Exhibition Project Manager plays an integral role within a five-person exhibitions department,...
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    Thanks, Paul! To answer your question, a few...

    Thanks, Paul! To answer your question, a few needed to be fixed to the deck with screws, but mostly they were well balanced, and these were wall-mounted cases, so I didn't need to worry about them...
  5. Click the link in the original post - it is...

    Click the link in the original post - it is available free for download or to read online.
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    A Quick and Easy Bookmount

    My wife tells a story from when she was little; one morning she was dashing out the door late for school, and turned around to her mom and shouted "QUICK! I need a hard-boiled egg!" We use this...
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    Post conference shout out

    Well that was a helluva thing! I hope everyone who attended got as much out of PrepCon 2017 as I did. A huge thank you to all the folks who put this together, and recruited such good speakers,...
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    I've been using a Roland Camm-1 cutter for almost...

    I've been using a Roland Camm-1 cutter for almost 8 years now, and it is a work horse. Using Illustrator with a Cut Studio plugin, and I can do up to 23" at a go. I get most of my vinyl through...
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    Oooooh, I like that die set! Where'd you get that?

    Oooooh, I like that die set! Where'd you get that?
  10. Yes, the tolerance is pretty tight for it to work...

    Yes, the tolerance is pretty tight for it to work well, but a quick router jig will get it done. You may want to insert them prior to skinning so that you can use machine screws and bolts to hold...
  11. New info! Do NOT caulk the seams! I just had to...

    New info! Do NOT caulk the seams! I just had to remove these as a last-minute change, and the caulk made it extra tough. If I do that again I'll embed a string or wire in the caulk to easily part...
  12. Thanks for sending to the listserv. A couple...

    Thanks for sending to the listserv. A couple observations/questions, having done some of these. Do the base units have levelers? I used heavy duty levelers with Delrin feet so that I can slide units...
  13. Thanks for the link. I lost track of a supplier...

    Thanks for the link. I lost track of a supplier for these hooks. Very useful for small, flat items!
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    When I am making the pattern I try to include...

    When I am making the pattern I try to include several "darts" to tuck in excess material and also provide a rib structure. I've not had an issue yet with heavier things buckling the form. A steamer...
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    Yes, inexpensive urethane dress forms, carved to...

    Yes, inexpensive urethane dress forms, carved to fit, then cut and assembled in the four-part system. Ethafoam, in addition to adhering from the heat also has a lot of "tooth" and makes it difficult...
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    Thanks for the Summit!

    Mark, Kurt, Ashley, et. al.,
    Many thanks for yesterday's summit, and the webcast. Wish I could've been in NOLA for the real deal, but it was great to be able to attend the virtual meeting....
  17. Job number is 15470.

    Job number is 15470.
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    Locking wardrobe rod

    We just received some garments from Austria, and the wardrobe boxes had these nifty rods that allowed you to set spacing between hangers to provide safe transit and handling of garments of varying...
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    That's my plan for now. Bike lube (paraffin...

    That's my plan for now. Bike lube (paraffin based) is in a squeeze bottle, so I should have more control over where it goes. I'll post what I discover.
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    Grease free shelf slides

    I’m retrofitting some object storage cabinets to have pull-out shelves on full-extension drawer slides. Since I’m on a budget I’m attempting to use low-end Accuride type side mount slides. The issue...
  21. Snap ring pliers at McMaster-Carr...

    Snap ring pliers at McMaster-Carr http://www.mcmaster.com/#snap-ring-pliers/=y70y5p. No idea about the rollers, though replacements should be available through a conveyor supplier.
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    Thanks, Jamie! You're the guy that got me started...

    Thanks, Jamie! You're the guy that got me started with Vivak, back at the mount making forum in DC a few years back. Don't have the complete checklist so I'm not certain about sizes and varieties,...
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    Vacuum press for PETG mounts

    About a year ago I had to quickly make 50 mounts to display necklaces, and we wanted them to "float" in the space, so I ham-fistedly heat formed Vivek sheets (PETG) over an old mannequin using a heat...
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    Ralph, When you say "adjustable," are you...

    Ralph,

    When you say "adjustable," are you looking for something that will allow expansion/contraction of chest, waist, hips, etc., or are you looking for posable figures? For the former, I don't...
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    Casting foams

    Has anyone used Smooth-On foams to cast parts for mounting? My assumption is that it's not an ideal material for direct contact, but perhaps it can be used safely with a barrier or something. I am...
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