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Yet another cheap masking system: velvet and velcro.

post #1 of 9
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I had some leftover velvet from wrapping my frame for my wilsonart screen, so I had my dear mother sew a seam around the perimeter, and she sewed velcro to the ends in a tab like fashion. We were just trying this with this cheap fabric to see how it will do, and I'm pretty impressed.

I stapled the receiving end of the velcro to the frame of the screen in the appropriate places. You can't see it at all when not masked.

The velcro is on the top and bottom, not the front of the border frame. So it wraps around nice.

Pics.

Before masking:



With the masks on.



The mask on the floor. Its basically just a hemmed piece of velvet with velcro on the ends.



Closeup of mom's handiwork.



Worked really well. Yay mom!

Now hopefully I can stomach the stupid Dark Knight BD shenanigans.
post #2 of 9
That looks good and would make attachment and removal quick and easy. Well done

Mark
post #3 of 9
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Thanks. Its so simple its silly. And I stretch the fabric pretty tight so its in a nice straight line. The fabric also bends toward the screen some too, so there is minimal shadow. I tried it last night with Hellboy 2 and boy, the masking does really help. I reccommend this to anyone with a mother with a sewing machine
post #4 of 9
^
Or a wife w/ a sewing machine too
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by John Ballentine View Post

^
Or a wife w/ a sewing machine too

Haha true. I forget that SOME people have wives that are domestic.
post #6 of 9
Jay;
What you did follows the KISS rule, Keep It Simple.

Q's:
How thick isyour screen border, 3/4"?
I assume then the velvet is that far off your screen surface, any issue?
Did you make them slightly wider so the video image shines barely on them and if any gap mask/screen it's not visible?


So;
These are stapled at the top behind the border, and when you use them you pull them up/out, and then down and attach via velcro at bottom?

Looks good.
post #7 of 9
Yeah, I don't quite get the stapling part either. If it's stapled at the top, where does the mask reside when you watch a scope movie? Is it rolled up or something?
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Originally Posted by mtbdudex View Post

Jay;
What you did follows the KISS rule, Keep It Simple.

Q's:
How thick isyour screen border, 3/4"?
I assume then the velvet is that far off your screen surface, any issue?
Did you make them slightly wider so the video image shines barely on them and if any gap mask/screen it's not visible?


So;
These are stapled at the top behind the border, and when you use them you pull them up/out, and then down and attach via velcro at bottom?

Looks good.

Well its width is about 2.5 inches, but its height off of the screen is like a quarter inch, so the velvet is pretty darn close to the screen. I can actually move it a few inches and still cover the edge of the frame. And yes, it is wider so there are no gaps. My room is only 11 feet wide for an almost 10 foot screen, so the view angle is pretty much right on and I barely see any shadow from the gap. I mean once the movie starts I couldn't see anything.

There is velcro on both the top and bottom. I just detach it there and roll it up and put it somewhere. SO simple.
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Originally Posted by Maestro J View Post

Yeah, I don't quite get the stapling part either. If it's stapled at the top, where does the mask reside when you watch a scope movie? Is it rolled up or something?

In the closet

Its just affixed with velcro at the top and bottom. Like I said so simple its almost embarassing.

Edit: I see where I wasn't clear. There is velcro on both the top and bottom of the panel, and therefore velcro on the top and bottom of the screen frame. Sorry.
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