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    Hello good people. I have a question you may be able to help me with.

    I am a Pyrographer, and over the years I have used several ways to hang my work, from small eyelets that screw into the frame or plaque to Sawtooth fittings, eyelets and wire, eyelets and string etc. Plus quite often I will make my own frames too.

    As I have grown and progressed over the past eleven years of burning my designs and projects, I have also progressed onto bigger projects. Therefore my artwork gets bigger and heavier by degree. My latest work which is near completion and a picture supplied below, is quite large at 17-1/4" wide by 23-1/2" high. Now I may, or may not once fitted into a suitable frame add some extra bracing on the back after insertion into a frame to help stop any buckling, as it is only 5mm thick ply and at these sizes they can twist and deform with temerature changes and moisture content, though a back frame before insertion may be a way to help in such bracing, this has the effect of adding yet more weight to a piece.

    Eyelets, are though okay along with wire to hang work, after a certain weight one needs stronger eyelets, and they can stick out too far, pushing the picture too far out from a wall surface. Sawtooth fittings, which I use a lot are fine too if more than one is attached to wider, bigger or heavier work, but can often cause problems in that the purchaser then has to place more than one wall fitting in order to hang them, which can be tricky to balance for the not so handy man/woman.

    So, question is, what other solutions are available for hanging heavier work basically.


    Thanks

    Steve
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    Last edited by Sunlion; 16-01-2013, 01:58 PM.
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  • #2
    Just wanted to say wonderful work.

    I know when I have large paintings to hang at home I prefer to have 2 picture hooks in the wall as I find the wire across the larger heavier picture sits better and I just feel it's bit safer due to the weight then hanging on a single picture hook, but I don't know what other's do.
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    • #3
      Thanks aisles, glad you like it.

      I am not too concerned about the wall as so much as a good strong set of fittings on my work that will be strong enough to support it along with a system that will not be to difficult for users to create wall fittings for too.

      So it is usefull to here how you get around the problem from the 'hangers' perspective too, as I know a lot of people think a single nail will do the trick half the time.

      The problem we Pyrographers can have with large work is that they will be alot heavier than conventional pictures due to the media we create on being varying thicknesses of wood, or ply and sometimes though not often, also glass. This can make for relatively heavier pictures to hang than conventional artwork.

      But thanks your input is more than welcome and useful to me in that regard too, as we do not often get that sort of feedback from a users perspective.

      Steve
      "The Journey Is Everything"

      MY Google+ Pyrography Hub

      http://www.sunlion-pyrography.co.uk/


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      • #4
        Unfortunately I have not passed go yet (25 posts) but if you PM me I will give you a url that might just be what you need...hegus

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        • #5
          Thanks hegus, PM on the way.

          Steve
          "The Journey Is Everything"

          MY Google+ Pyrography Hub

          http://www.sunlion-pyrography.co.uk/


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          • #6
            Thanks for that Link hegus. That system looks great and I would use it, but it may put others (buyers) off. However they do have a heavy duty D-Ring set there too which looks good and strong and looks just the ticket. Will send for one and check it out once I get framed up on this last piece and try it out. Thanks again for the link, the few places I found did not have the heavier duty stuff.


            Steve
            "The Journey Is Everything"

            MY Google+ Pyrography Hub

            http://www.sunlion-pyrography.co.uk/


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