CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
- Apr 21, 2004
214 long shank ROCK!!
No.... antique 8x10 frame with a less than 1/4" wide back...Screw eyes and nice COATED wire are the only option.
Of course I'm a Mainer, I was being contrary...and you call yourself a Mainah!! Harumph!
True that. Just a couple of weeks ago I used screw eyes to attach two-part stacked frames together. Put screw eyes in the sides of the inner frame, and screw through the eye into the back of the outer frame. Works well.To say screw eyes should never be used is just plain wrong.
We've seen that photo several times before, and I love it -- the vigilant lookout standing at the window, gun ready, guarding the homestead. Nice frame, too.Guess what Jim - Baer put screw eyes on the back of this!!!!!
No one has shown me where my installation method has a "leverage" problem. Screw eyes don't damage even the smallest frame any more than any other screw if properly pre-drilled (and they tend to be thinner than other screw options). I don't normally use them over 16x20 except if the frame is light - judgement call. I'll use D-rings on smaller heavy frames. I don't care about reinstallation - wire is cheap....The leverage issue is the main problem with screw eyes, but that's not the only issue. Being able to remove and re-install the hanging system by its original screws is an advantage. Have you figured out an easy way to avoid cutting the wire to remove screw eyes?
Mar, Mar, Mar...I think we're safe here.
I don't have to explain anything Mar.Oh Baer - where are you????
You got some 'splaining to do!
Actually Baer,Baer Charlton said:...This is the 21st century and anything we did in the 1970s is like sooo wrong...
Nobody is saying screw eyes will not work. A century ago, framers probably had nothing better for hanging hardware. Today, we do....I mean we are talking millions of dollars worth of Renoir, Van Gogh, Manet, Picasso, ect and they were all hanging with screw eyes. If they are so inferior then why haven't these painting fell of the wall a long time ago.
Amen.Now don't get me wrong we have much better methods for hanging artwork these days but obviously they have done the trick for a long time. As with anything, there is a time and a place for everything.