Ink Block Photo CollageJune 22nd, 2016 in projects
These old ink blocks won't know what hit ‘em when you deck them out with collage-worthy pictures. Remember, symmetry doesn't always equal beauty with junk styles. The threaded rods allow for a funky-bumpy look!
Vintage wooden board of desired length
Old printers' ink blocks
Threaded rod- ours was 1/4 in.
Bolts and washers- 1/4 in.
Tree nuts- 1/4 in.
Wing nuts- 1/4 in.
Dremmel or bolt cutter
Step 1: Cut board to desired length, ours was 22 in. long. Sand rough edges and apply wood stain.
Step 2: Mark placement of ink blocks with a pencil.
Step 3: Pre drill and hammer in the tree nut in the center of the block location.
Step 4: Using a Dremmel or bolt cutter, measure and cut threaded rod to height of ink block + board + nuts and washers to extend above the ink block approximately 1/2 in. Repeat this for each ink block used.
Step 5: Measure and drill a 1/4 in. hole down the vertical center of each block. Tip: the hole needs to be straight in order for the blocks to stand straight when assembled. If you have a drill press, it would be useful here.
Step 6: Thread rod into tree nut and add a bolt and washer.
Step 7: Slide pre-drilled ink block onto the threaded rod.
Step 8: Add a washer and a wing nut to the top of the block. If you hand tighten loosely, your picture will be able to be rotated.
Step 9: Using photo corners, place picture in center of the ink block.
After you make it, show it off to other members in the Member Junk area.
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