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A question for the craft-minded people and others
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Dan    Posted 04-24-2003 at 20:57:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I bought a collection of beer bottle caps ( a sport team set) and I'm trying to figure out a way to mount them without damaging them by way of glue residue etc. Will either mount on heavy cardboard or wood. Any helpful hints? Thankyou.


ratface    Posted 04-25-2003 at 05:52:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
get you a nice looking piece of lumber, nice grain. use a spade bit to countersink holes to the depth of the bottle cap. If you made it a little tight it would hold the cap but might also damage it. If not your covering will keep them in place. Drill your holes, sand, finish, and cover with plexiglass or glass. You could frame it to acceapt the glass. Or you could buy one of those clear plastic cases with little compartments shallow enough to acceapt the bottle cap and make foam inserts for each compartment with a cutout for the cap.


DeadCarp    Posted 04-25-2003 at 00:18:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
If they're collectibles i'd maybe put them under glass with black velvet behind them - that way they'll never collect anything that needs to be scrubbed off. I forget what they call it, but it's a kinda wide painted metal channel (some screen door stuff) that can be creased & bent around to make a frame and it's wide enough to cover a rectangle of rigid foam, cloth, dusplay, glass and all.


Cindi    Posted 04-25-2003 at 05:58:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some suggestions. Clear silicone will hold almost anything and doesn't require a lot of it, especially for something as light as a bottle cap. You could also use a block of styrofoam and just push them into it and then put a sheet of glass over the top. If you want to be able to handle them on occasion, fill in the bottle cap with plaster of paris or something and mount them on a felt covered peice of plywood and attach velcro tabs to the backs of the bottle caps.


M.R.    Posted 04-25-2003 at 08:40:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Another method is to use a round hole punch to either cut centers or inserts into the selected type of material?
The foam style weather stripping w/one side having the peel off glue strip is one type that comes to mind.


Dan    Posted 04-25-2003 at 06:02:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thankyou all, I think I have an idea now that should work.


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