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Forum topic by JAY Made posted 06-20-2015 03:06 AM 993 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JAY Made

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06-20-2015 03:06 AM

Hey Guys,

I am making a shadow box for my cousin who recently lost her horse in a freak accident. With in the the shadow box I am making a 5 X 7 frame for a picture of the horse.

I am also mounting a heart shaped horse shoe in the box like the one pictured. I want to mount a metal tag engraved with “In loving memory” I have a couple of questions, what kind of tag should I get? I’m not sure if a shinny would look good. Where is a good place to get an engraved tag? I am looking for on around 1.5” X 3”. Any suggestions?


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#1 posted 06-20-2015 04:26 AM

Your local trophy shop can set you up. Or search for “engraving” in your area

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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#2 posted 06-20-2015 06:20 AM

Agree with “jerryminer” most any trophy or sign shop is set up to do engraving. If you don’t want a shiny brass plate ask for black brass. It is a brass plat anodized in black. When they engrave it the letters are gold and the background is black. Makes the plate very easy to read and does not tarnish. I order this type of plate on a regular basis from a local sign shop.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#3 posted 06-21-2015 05:44 PM

3rd on the trophy shop. Different styles, shapes, colors, fonts for the plate. The place I use also does laser engraving. They could possibly laser directly onto the box, or even on one of the shoes.

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#4 posted 06-22-2015 12:25 PM

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#5 posted 06-22-2015 01:02 PM

You might also find metal plaques at a frame shop as they sometimes use them on frames.

-- Kepy

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