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Forum topic by mpo414 posted 12-23-2015 07:25 PM 642 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-23-2015 07:25 PM

I just ran into an issue the other day when packaging up a wall mirror I had built for shipment. I make tags for each of my items that I sell with my logo on one side and a handwritten description of the piece, price, care instructions, and any other info on the back side. This is mostly aesthetic and I think adds a nice touch to the sale while getting my logo more exposure. I typically attach the tags with a piece of twine or ribbon tied around some part of the piece however this was the first time I had to do it with a flat piece of work with no holes, knobs, brackets, or the like to tie the string to. I am trying to think of a tasteful way of attaching the tag without having to staple, drill, or damage the piece with an adhesive so I figured I might see if anyone out there has any ideas or tricks they may be willing to share? Thanks.

-- Matt, Wyoming


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#1 posted 12-23-2015 07:31 PM

I would tie it around the mounting bracket.
Otherwise a tack in the back side of a wall mirror would be appropriate. The thought of a pin-hole is horrifying to us woodworkers, but I doubt anyone would care.

Cheers

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 12-23-2015 07:38 PM

Willie, Thanks! I know its kind of a dumb question or problem but that’s exactly what I was thinking. A staple or pin in the back is really no big deal, but all that sanding!!!!!!! UGH! I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.

-- Matt, Wyoming

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#3 posted 12-23-2015 09:18 PM

Could you tape it to the glass?
The only dumb question is the one not asked- Dad.

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#4 posted 12-23-2015 09:20 PM



The only dumb question is the one not asked- Dad.

- Knothead62

I don’t think your dad was like my dad.

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#5 posted 12-23-2015 11:11 PM

Do you put any kind of picture hanging eyes or hooks on the back?

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#6 posted 12-23-2015 11:41 PM

Matt, wrap a piece of yarn or sisal twine around the piece like the ribbon around a present. Punch a small hole in the tag and thread it onto the yarn. HTH

-- Art

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#7 posted 12-24-2015 01:52 AM

I think i would try some two way tape on the mirror, or on the back of the wood.
3M makes a tape that I use with my router jigs. It comes off without leaving residue on wood.
It is a clear tape, with a red peel off back.

-- John

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#8 posted 12-24-2015 02:08 AM


The only dumb question is the one not asked- Dad.

- Knothead62

I don t think your dad was like my dad.

- Yonak

Or mine.

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#9 posted 12-24-2015 03:03 AM

Those are some good ideas guys, thanks! I don’t know why but I never thought of taping to the mirror or using a large ribbon around the whole thing. I am using French cleats as hangers that screw down tight against the back so there is not much to attach to back there. This is why I asked, thanks a bunch!

-- Matt, Wyoming

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#10 posted 12-24-2015 04:01 AM



I am using French cleats as hangers that screw down tight against the back….

- mpo414

Could you stick a string or a ribbon beneath the cleats before you tighten down ?

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#11 posted 12-24-2015 04:14 AM

A pencil for the info and a rubber stamp for the logo. Watch Antiques Roadshow and see.

-- Madmark - Madmark2150@yahoo.com Wiretreefarm.com

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#12 posted 12-24-2015 03:29 PM

I did have a rubber stamp made for my logo, it works great! I also have a branding iron logo for getting my logo on the wood. Also works very well!

-- Matt, Wyoming

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#13 posted 12-24-2015 03:30 PM

That’s another good idea, a ribbon under the cleat! Thanks. That would work well and look good.

-- Matt, Wyoming

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#14 posted 12-24-2015 03:39 PM



A pencil for the info and a rubber stamp for the logo. Watch Antiques Roadshow and see.

- MadMark

I don’t know about the rubber stamp, but they make colored pencils for writing on glass. Pick a nice color and write a personalized message.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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