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TRANSPARENT FRENCH CLEATS

Postby Havi » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:22 am

Hello again,
I seem to be loaded with questions lately......... I appologize for that.

It the past someone on this board mentioned he or she was using transparent French cleats. [Barbara Muth???]

Has anyone got any idea where can I get these cleats, if at all?

many thanks,


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Re: TRANSPARENT FRENCH CLEATS

Postby Brad Walker » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:07 am

As I recall, Barbara had them specially made.

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Re: TRANSPARENT FRENCH CLEATS

Postby Nicole Hanna » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:35 pm

Havi,
I had some done at the local acrylic place. Do you have an acrylic fabricator somewhere near you? Barbara did post a diagram or tutorial on them back when she had them made, but I don't have it anymore and it's probably lost from the archives. Maybe her website has it somewhere. It's useful to have along to show them what you're talking about.

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Re: TRANSPARENT FRENCH CLEATS

Postby Havi » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:24 pm

Thanks, Nicole,

Hopefully I'll find it, or perhaps I saved somewhere in my files............
Anyhow, I remember the principle, so I'll try figure out this,


Thanks again,


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Re: TRANSPARENT FRENCH CLEATS

Postby Morganica » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:13 pm

I've had them made locally as well. It's not difficult, but the fabricators must be precise when they're cutting the cleat apart at an angle. Here's a picture of the wall-facing cleat; the glass-facing cleat is the same thing without the screwholes:

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I ordered 40-50 of these the first time I had them made, from Barbara's design. The fabricators tried to "eyeball" the 45-degree angled cut and didn't do a great job of it. The cut was perfectly straight if you viewed it from one direction, but skewed off to one side from the other. So...each cleat was essentially "customized" for its mate, and if you just dumped them all in a box--as they did--it was almost impossible to match them up later. If you simply picked a wall cleat out of the box and used it with a glass-facing piece, the display was crooked.
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