Frame making equipment

Recently I have been making some frames by hand from cellulose acetate again. It is very satisfying work but is very time consuming to achieve great results. Many years ago I invested in some very specialized equipment for frame making. Most of it is made in France and Italy. I purchased it from two factories in Sydney which closed down. The machine below is a pantograph for milling the inside cut. The pantograph is no good for one off frames as the tooling up takes too long. The machine below that is a wire shooting machine to insert the wire and hinge into the plastic side. It heats the plastic then pneumatically drives the wire core into the softened plastic.

 Core Shooting Machine

Posted by Murray O'Brien on May 20, 2013