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  • How do I mount this angel on the wall?

    I recently completed a Christmas ornament which is a fretsawn angel. It is a delicate, lacy design. My wife thought it would look better mounted on a wall instead of the tree.

    My problem is there is so little wood surface that I don't know how to mount it without damaging the wall or having the mounting material show. Would rubber cement work? It works great for attaching patterns, but I'm afraid to experiment on the living room wall. The ornament is very light, only an ounce or so.

    Can anyone help?
    Thanks,
    Dan

  • #2
    Wall Hanger

    For light things like that I use a straight pin, like you get from the packing of a new shirt. You can almost push them into the drywall by hand and when you remove them the tiny hole is very easy to fill.
    Rick Hutcheson
    http://www.scrollsaws.com

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    • #3
      Thanks for the idea...

      Rick,
      Thanks for the idea, although I'm not sure I want to poke even a small hole into the living room wall. Maybe I'll try a closet wall first.

      Regards,
      Dan

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      • #4
        Double backed tape

        You might try a couple tiny pieces of double backed carpet tape placed so it would be hidden behind the wood. You would have to be extra careful when you remove the angel from the wall so as not to break the angel or pull the paint away from the wall. Really tiny pieces will hold the light weight and shouldn't damage your wall if you're careful.
        If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!

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        • #5
          That is a tough one if you do not want to poke any holes in the wall and yet want this to hang on the wall. Neil suggested double sided tape. I guess it could be used but you run into 2 problems there. The residue and stin it will leave behind and over time it may dry out and give way. May I suggest if you do not want to put holes in the wall to put this on an easel and make a table top unit. You can also put a stiff leg behind it. Here is an example that has a stiff leg and is actual on a hinge to fold and store away. That is all I would have for you at this time.

          John T.

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          • #6
            Thanks for all the ideas

            Just want to say thanks to you all for all your ideas. I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet, but right now I'm thinking that gluing the angel to a solid background will help protect it from breaking and give me more surface for attaching it to the wall.

            This is what I really like about this forum. Not only are people generous with their ideas, but they lead to new ideas and everyone is richer for it.

            Thanks again,
            Dan

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            • #7
              To stick light work - Use poster gum.

              Use poster gum. This is available at any office supply. This look and has the texture of a warm shewed gum. It is white and stiff enought to hold posters enev there is a wind drift and still it won't tear off the poster when you take it out.

              Take a piece of this gum, work it in your hand to soften it and stick it behind your project. Press the project on the wall.

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              • #8
                3-M makes a product called Command. Holds tight and releases easily without damaging the wall.
                Fred


                There's a fine line between woodworking and insanity, I'm just not sure which side of the line I'm on!

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                • #9
                  Boy I would not trust a piece of fret work that took so much time and effort to make to a piece of tape no matter how good it sticks. That is just me.
                  John T.

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