“Partners in time” Frame. Back to the future III

As you may have noticed, by the things that you’ve shown so far, we like to make replicas of things in the movies, it is a good way to learn and meet new chalenges. One day someone in a forum said: Someone dares to do this? and.. here we go!

This framework is the one that Doc gives to Marty when he returns from the “West”, as a souvenir of their stay there. Tthe picture is well known, and many fans of the movie, like to have a similar framework.

In this case we start from scratch, since there is no (or not found) commercial moldings with the same shape. So we went to look for pine sticks in various measures to build the frame.

As for the color, as not distinguished very well in the film, we have opted for the aged mahogany with bitumen

The original is supposed that ornaments are embossed metal, so with tin foil and a little patience we get some kind of originals and we could make a mold.

We thought to load with aluminium to give it metallic appearance, but the polish make it lost some relief, so a bit of paint, an aged and ready.

This has been the result. With its passepartout and dedication.

And this other picture to compare:

 Partners in Time

While not perfect, all the fans I know who have wanted one, they liked it, and it’s always a pleasure for us when they write and say, “I’ve recieved it. Love it!”

There are several photos circulating on the net, some fans have been changing and modifying them, so we distribuy the frames with uncut passepartout  so each one could set the one you like, and write a dedication in your own way. Some even asked us the decorations just because you want to make the frame itself. Of course, I always thought that the best replica to collect (well, maybe not, but the most satisfying) is that one you have made yourself. So I encourage all fan of this type of collections to do it yourself.

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Middle Earth Map

The idea of ​​making this map came out just wanting to try a glass engraver “Dremel Engraver” that Miguel gave me. This is not a rotary tool as most Dremel tool, if a punch moves forward and backward.

Dremel Engraver
Dremel Engraver

The realization is just a matter of patience, since the drawing is traced, so it was a matter of a couple of afternoons.

Primer día de grabado
First day of engraved

Well, I thought that the engraved parts would shine if I put lights on the sides, but its not easy to be a homogeneous light.

Primera prueba de iluminación
First test of enlightened

To put a strip of LEDs and illuminate the outline I had to make a framework with sufficient gap. These strips are sold in electronics stores, and although some already come with their own power source,they are typically sold at 9v, 12v and 24v.

Resultado final sin luz
Final result without light
Resultado final iluminado
Final result with light

The pity is that in the first trip made by car from my workshop, where I made the frame to the house … the glass was broken in two halfs. Well, maybe someday we will repeat it.


(The glass was a part of those that are mounted without molding, so it’s easy to find one of the same size, is something to consider when making crafts, look for materials that are easily replaceable, if we start from something we find and that inspires us … will also be a funny handcraft, but a single piece)