I once asked someone "How often do you think you're actually going to take this down from the wall to look at the opposite side?" Like, realistically, how often does someone do that? Getting a high quality print of the opposite side and framing that alongside the front of the medal might make more sense if you want to actually see what's on the other side at any time. Same goes for the card.
Totally agree - sometimes we can allow ourselves to become cabinet makers. Basically we provide a nice thing that can be hung on the wall and admired but what goes on to make it happen can sometimes be challenging, like float mounting etc etc. For a thing that looks like that but then can be turned around and look just the same is a challenge and if it's not a thing you do on a regular basis, well, this is how it would work for me .....
I've not done this before but I have this idea (I do have one actually) I'll have to experiment, that will take time, you will have to pay for that time I'm afraid. I'm thinking $X - a figure that will prove commitment from both sides -
99.9% of my customers would run, for sure, nobody's time wasted. Basically I do not want to do it as I'll probably never have to do it again nor want to, I'll only want to now, if my time is covered (and my hourly rate is actually on a par with your dentist).
I'd offer alternatives like this but also a slipover/slider frame job. Wanna see the other side? Fine, just open it, turn the things around and then close it again - simples (but TBH most my customers wouldn't even want to know the cost of that).
This is the OP's first ever post in 3.5 years of membership - posted 4 days ago and hasn't been back since - but what the hey - all good stuff for the archives. Would love to see photos and/or diagrams of the perfect solution and have to wonder if they're not here already then ????????
Will the OP make it happen and then maybe share with us a step by step and an amazing revolutiionary method and design.