Easy one: D rings

bluehorse

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Hi folks - I'm going on the fact that the only silly question is the one not asked so here goes: I've never used a d-ring for picture wire - only screweyes. I want to put a d-ring on a large frame. Does the d-ring face upwards or inwards?
 

JFeig

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if you are using single screw types they will follow the force exerted by the stretched wire. You can then tighten the hardware down after applying a force simulating the hanging of a frame.

For multi screw hardware I usually will have them straignt up (since they are usually installed for hanging without a wire)
 

johnny

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Yaknow what's silly? When someone puts eyehooks on the sides of a large, thin frame, on the bottom rail, on the top, you name it and then threads the wire through them all for "stability."

Then someone brings it in here and asks me to "just" replace the ripped backing paper.

So silly.
 

Sherry Lee

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Bluehorse,

1) WELCOME to TG!
2) Love to know the story behind the name "Bluehorse". Hopefully it is something better than a cyanotic horse! ;)
3) Your question is one of the first questions I had when starting framing. I was quite relieved to have my Dad still around to answer what I too thought was a "silly" question.....but it's NOT!
 
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